Apnoea means breathing stops Breathing stops can occur when the muscles relax during sleep. The tongue and soft tissue in the throat can block your breathing. It is also called Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) .
The treatment of OSA depends on the cause and the severity. Measures you can take yourself have to do with life style. Specialistic treatment consists of apnoea apparature (CPAP), a mandibulair reposition device (MRD). If an operation is indicated you will be referred to an Ear Nose Throat doctor (in Dutch: KNO-arts).