Sleep Apnea

Apnei

Sleep apnea or nocturnal apnea is the suspension of breathing during sleep. These episodes of apnea (Greek ápnoia, shortness of breath) may last a few seconds, after which it resumed normal breathing, and occur several times during sleep.

 

In most cases are not enough to awaken the person, but there is a change in sleep patterns, passing from deep sleep to sleep more superficial.

 

Disease symptoms include snoring (with pauses in breathing, apneas) and how sleep is not restful, typical manifestations are a feeling of "bad night last" upon waking, as well as fatigue and sleepiness during the day.