Is Your Snoring Really a Sign of Sleep Apnea?

The most common is called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This is caused by the soft tissues in the throat collapsing inwards as the muscles relax during sleep, blocking the airway. When this occurs, sufferers can stop breathing for several seconds until the body prompts them to restart. When breathing starts again, it’s usually accompanied by a loud gasp or snort.