Starving for air? So many people are starving for air and do not even know it. If this could be you. Please speak with your MD. Ask about getting an Rx for a sleep study. being Exhausted and starved for oxygen, cannot be a healthy state for you at all. This can cause unnecessary accidents where you hurt yourself and others. Obstructive sleep apnea-repeated pauses in breathing during sleep lasting at least 10 seconds is one of the most common sleep disorders affecting millions of Americans It kicks in when the throat muscles cannot keep the airways open. People with sleep apnea gasp or choke but snoring is the most notable symptom. People with sleep apnea might not know they have it. and assign their fatigue and mental fogginess to other causes. yet apnea is linked to several serious consequences, including high blood pressure, low testosterone, heart attacks, stroke, and depression. In children the effects can mimic attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) A night at a sleep lab can diagnose sleep apnea definitively. Please get a sleep test if you have any of these symptoms.