Sleep Apnea

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Rohini R, MD

Ear, nose, throat (ENT)

Yoshinori Abe

Yoshinori Abe, MD

Internal medicine

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  • Stopped breathing while sleeping

  • Breathing stops while sleeping

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Content updated on Sep 6, 2022

About the symptom

Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Easy fatiguability

  • Headache

Possible causes

  • Sleep disorder

    Sleep disorders are conditions that affect the quality, timing or duration of your sleep, impacting your ability to function when you are awake. There are many types of sleep disorders, they include disturbances in the quality or quantity of sleep or excessive daytime sleepiness, abnormal behaviors that occur during sleep, sleep disorder related to a mental disorder and many more.

  • Sleep apnea syndrome

    Sleep disorders in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. There are a number of causes including relaxation of the back of the throat and abnormal brain signaling.

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Have you ever been told that you stop breathing for a while when sleeping?

  • Do you feel you have put on weight across your whole body (not just around the tummy)?

  • Do you have headaches or does your head feel heavy?

  • Have you ever woken up at night because you were breathless or struggling to breathe?

  • Do you often feel sleepy, doze off or take naps in the day?

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Ear, nose, throat (ENT)

Yoshinori Abe

Yoshinori Abe, MD

Internal medicine

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