Home > Lung Disease > Sleep Apnea Get the Flash Player to see this player. Rate: (Click the stars to rate) Published on Apr 02, 2009 by JGiamo, Views: 3347 Sleep Apnea overview: Dr. Joe Giamo, pulmonary specialist, speaking for the AOA. The symptoms of sleep apnea include heavy snoring, daytime sleepiness, and increased risk of car accidents. Their family members may not episodes of stopping breathing at night. Sleep apnea is treated with weight loss, exercise, avoiding caffeine, and some people may need a CPAP machine at night, which adds pressure to the air you breathe at night. Sleep apnea is diagnosed with a sleep study.