Due to a full or partial obstruction of the airway, sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that can cause breathing pauses or shallow breathing while you're asleep. Numerous breathing pauses are possible while sleeping. The body and brain may receive less oxygen as a result of sleep apnea, which may have negative health effects. It also raises the risk of developing serious medical conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, a stroke, and heart disease. In addition, high blood pressure brought on by sleep apnea can increase the risk of heart disease and stroke.