Undetected, sleep apnea can be an extremely dangerous and bothersome problem. Sleep apnea problems may go undetected for years but the symptoms may have been there for years. In sleep apnea, the throat and tongue muscle relax and block the airway.
A sleep ritual is very important at all stages in life. When you were a child, you no doubt conformed to bedtimes and other rituals that had you sleeping in no time. If you are not sleeping, how to change this is probably at the top of your priority list.