Sleep apnoea is a dangerous sleep disorder characterized by frequent cessation of breathing during sleep. In some people, this can occur more than 100 times a night and last as long as one minute. Partners may notice patterns of loud snoring during the night followed by periods of silence and stopped breathing. In some instances, sufferers’ snoring may cause them to wake on their own, or become roused from sleep gasping for air. If you think you may be suffering from sleep apnoea, talk to your doctor about getting full evaluation and formal diagnosis today.