Sleep apnea describes a sleep disorder characterized by frequent pauses in breathing due to collapse or obstruction of the airway. It can result in snoring, disturbed sleep, daytime lethargy and poor concentration and productivity.
Sleep apnea can be treated by making certain lifestyle changes and using a specialized breathing apparatus while sleeping. Long-term treatment is usually necessary.
Surgery for certain conditions such as enlarged tonsils and adenoids, or obesity can improve symptoms. Apart from these, a soft tissue implant may be placed within your soft palate to prevent obstruction and snoring.