Hi again, I RE-READ your post. Your breathing or interruption of breathing when you sleep, sounds like "sleep apnea"--which is/could be dangerous. (dont want to alarm you).
If I were you, I would check my thyroid. Hypo thyroid (hashimoto's thyroiditis) brought on my symptoms of sleep apnea, and the thyroid meds cleared up the apnea. when you DO lab work for the thyroid, make sure you get the TSH- Free T-3 and FREE t-4 these numbers will give you a clear picture of where you stand.TSH alone never tells you anything and is a waste of money and time.