Apnea interrupting your sleep ― and disrupting your job?
Get Disability for Sleep Apnea.
Sleep apnea is a disorder that causes you to repeatedly stop breathing in your sleep, sometimes hundreds of times during the night. Unless you wake up choking or gasping for air, you may not even be aware when you stop breathing.
There are two main types of sleep apnea: obstructive and central. Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common. It occurs when tissues in the back of the throat ― the tongue, tonsils or uvula― slacken and obstruct the airway. It is often associated with loud snoring and being overweight.