A sleep apnea is a disease that may cause the individual to not breath for several seconds and could wake up to breath again during his sleep. Its seen in patients who snore loudly during their sleep. By determining the cause of snoring, we can manage sleep apnea.
As a dentist, we are not authorized to diagnose sleep apnea since its a medical problem and thus require the examination by a physician particularly a medical sleep specialist or ENT (Ear, Nose, and Throat) specialists. You will have to consult their advice as they may require you to do a sleep study to determine the severity of the condition.