A 21-year-old male asked:
can anything else stop your breathing during sleep other than sleep apnea?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Gregg Nishi answered
22 years experience Bariatrics
Sleep apnea: Stopping breathing while sleeping is almost invariably caused by sleep apnea. Other causes would be things like stroke or seizure (which could potentially be life threatening). If you have concerns, see a pulmonologist and get a sleep study.
Answered on Jan 10, 2015
Dr. William Jakavick answered
37 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea is the cessation of breathing while sleeping. Any other form of obstructyion could cause a similar reaction however, apnea is not the cause but rather the condition, and if you have it you should have it addressed asap as it could save your life.
Answered on Mar 14, 2014
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