Have you been told by your loved ones that your snoring is keeping everyone awake? Or do you wake up in the morning feeling just as tired as when you went to sleep? If you answered yes to either or both of these questions, you may be suffering from a common sleep condition known as sleep apnea. This condition can be detrimental to your overall health, but it often remains undiagnosed. Sleep apnea is a condition that causes patients to stop breathing for a short time because the tongue blocks the airway and causes obstruction. Each time you stop breathing, due to a lack of oxygen, your brain is alerted to the disruption, causing you to wake up. Some patients with sleep apnea can wake up over a hundred times per night!