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sleep() stops all my Phalcon scripts

I'm using the Long Polling technique for my notification system (a facebook like notification for my single page app with ajax).

I used the sleep(2000) function for every database checking for new notifications:

Controller : notificationsController

Action: indexAction

//sleep for 2 secs

 $notifications = Notifications::find('for_user_id = '.$this->userSession->id);
//some notifications found!
return $notifications

It works well, but the problem is that all my scripts that uses the Phalcon framework are stopped by this sleep(2000), I mean not only my current Phalcon app, all the phalcon apps that are located in different folders and wait for the boucle to end.

I think this is a problem from Phalcon ?

Using: WampServer Version 2.2 64bits on Windows 8.1 64bits

edited Apr '14

Here I found a solution for this problem,

you have to use the session_write_close(); for each sleep().

and it's not from Phalcon, sorry for that :)

explanation here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/12401358/why-should-session-write-close-be-used-in-long-polling