What is obstructive sleep apnea?

Video Overview

What is obstructive sleep apnea? Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition that many people have problems with. There are three essential types of sleep apnea. One is the central type, second is obstructive sleep apnea. The third type is a combination of the two. Obstructive sleep apnea essentially is a problem with the soft palate and the tongue moving back into that air tube that is behind the mouth causing an obstruction, a stoppage of breathing for several seconds and up to a minute or longer.