Snoring disrupts sleep in those who snore as well as their partners. It’s estimated that as much as 30 percent of people age 30 or older snore. But for some, the noisy habit might be an indication of sleep apnea, a potentially serious sleep disorder.
Sleep apnea occurs when your breathing is disrupted during sleep. People with sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, depriving the brain and body of an adequate oxygen supply.
There are two types of sleep apnea:
• Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA): The more common of the two,