It is hard to think that simply by going to sleep at night in central Leeds could be possibly terminal for you in the end, but sleep apnea will get to you at some point if you have problems with your breathing. Snoring, obesity, or heavy medication interferes with your breathing and this may start to disturb your natural rhythm in the night. What happens when you sleep is pure mechanics; your mouth and nose takes in air and then goes to your lungs, pumps oxygen into the blood stream, through the heart and then into the brain that can then ensure your engine runs through the hours of darkness. Block off the air flow though and it puts extra pressure on all these organs; the brain has trouble deciphering the signals, the lungs are asking “where’s the air” and the heart is doing overtime to keep you going. Sleep apnea can stop you breathing for a good 30 seconds and if you don’t do something about it, well you will die in the end from it.