Choking and Gasping
A common sleep disorder is obstructive sleep apnea, which is characterized by breathing that starts and stops during sleep, often due to muscles relaxing and blocking the airway. Snoring is a common sign of sleep apnea but can occur without the disorder as well. Choking and gasping during sleep is a clearer sign of sleep apnea. Daytime consequences are fairly hard to pinpoint — things many of us would blame on boredom. “If you’re in a meeting or you’re watching a movie or you’re attending a lecture that’s not that scintillating and you fall asleep, that’s not normal,” says Ojile.
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