What causes it?
The following are causes of obstructive sleep apnea:
- Holding one's breath
- Taking certain drugs in excess like opiate or tryptamine
- Experiencing neurological disease or trauma
Obstructive sleep apnea patients experience the effects of this condition for up to 30 times an hour every night. This makes sleep a burden because they have to keep waking up more than a hundred times each night. The worst case scenario is if the patient experiences the respiratory problem at night and lacks knowledge of the required procedures to restore breathing to its normal form. This can lead to death, and people noticing symptoms of the disease should go for a check up to be sure of their state of health.