In recent years, sleep disturbances are much more common than they've ever been. The importance of sleep cannot be overstated. Getting sound and consistent sleep can be the difference in a sound mind and body for a myriad of reasons. One of the most common issues that some experience with sleep is a condition called sleep apnea. It is said that nearly 18 million individuals are suffering with apnea, which compromises the ability to breathe correctly due to an obstruction while they are sleeping.