What is sleep apnoea?
Sleep apnoea results from the tongue and soft palate of your mouth collapsing onto the back of your throat while you sleep. This can obstruct the upper airway and restrict
These obstructions often occur for more than 10 seconds at a time, at which time your brain signals the body and your adrenalin pumps, waking you via a gasp for breath. Once you breathe the obstruction is removed and you go back to sleep.
In severe cases, the obstructions could happen for as long as 40 seconds and as often as 60 times an hour.