Cessation of Breathing
At night if our airway obstructs, often we hear load gasping sounds with
violent jerking body movements. This
indicates that the airflow is occluded and our oxygen is diminished. The
Greek word apnea is a term describing a condition "without breath".
Cessation of breathing (apnea), is
a clear sign that a more serious sleep disorder exists.
Sleep testing is necessary to determine if there is
mixed sleep apnea.