What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which. Breathing is repeatedly interrupted during sleep. There are three types of sleep apnea. First is obstructive sleep apnea in which the muscles and soft tissues. Present at the back of our throat relaxes and collapse. Blocking the breathing passage and thus. Preventing the in-haled air from reaching the lungs. Second is central sleep apnea in which our brain fails. To send appropriate signals to the muscles that control breathing. Now, although the breathing passage is open. The muscles don’t perform their tasks, hence breathing stops. Third, is mixed sleep apnea in which a person. Suffers from obstructive sleep apnea as well as central sleep apnea. Now, in all the above three types, lack of oxygen and shortness of breath. Trigger our brain to wake us up from sleep so that we can start breathing again.