where a person will stop breathing while they are asleep when the upper airway is completely or partially blocked by tissue or mucous. It is often stopped with a body jerk or a snore when the person starts breathing again.

SLEEP APNEA: "Sleep apnoea can cause sleepiness during the day as the quality of sleep is poor."
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