Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder. It is a condition when your breath stops and starts again while you’re asleep. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common form of sleep apnea. Symptoms of sleep apnea are the stopping and starting of breathing during sleep, making grasping or choking noises, waking up a lot during the night, or loud snoring. It may also impact your energy during the day, and can make you feel tired, leading to trouble concentrating, mood swings or headaches.
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