It’s noisy, unhealthy and, according to World Association of Sleep Medicine, it affects up to 24 percent of men 9 percent of women in the US. Sleep apnea is a disorder caused by pauses in breathing that can last several seconds and produces a loud snort or choking sound when breathing resumes. It is treatable, most commonly with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAC), which involves pressurized air being blown through the nose during the night through a facial mask. However, this is obviously uncomfortable and doesn’t work for everyone…

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