Sleep Apnea Symptoms

Symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) include:

Nighttime Symptoms:

  • Snoring: intermittent with pauses
  • Awakening with gasping or choking
  • Apnea, pauses in breathing
  • Frequent awakening
  • Sweating
  • Fragmented, non-refreshing, light sleep
  • Thrashing in bed
  • Insomnia

Daytime Symptoms:

  • Daytime Sleepiness and/or fatigue
  • Unrefreshed sleep
  • Poor memory, clouded intellect
  • Poor concentration and performance
  • Morning headache
  • Decreased sex drive, impotence
  • Depression and mood disorders
  • Gastro-esophageal reflux (GERD)
  • Personality changes
  • Irritability, depression, or anxiety
  • Unintentionally falling asleep during the day
  • Erectile dysfunction, low libido or sex drive

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Snoring is not only disruptive to the snorer’s bed partner (and sometimes disruptive to the entire family!), but can also be an indication of a more serious medical problem called Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

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Untreated OSA Increases Your Risk For:

  • Driving and work-related accidents
  • excessive daytime sleepiness
  • high blood pressure
  • stroke
  • heart disease
  • obesity
  • diabetes
  • memory loss
  • depression
  • impaired concentration
  • morning headaches
  • irritability
  • decreased sex drive
  • major health risks

Typically, someone with obstructive sleep apnea will snore heavily, then stop breathing for a period of time. The stop in breathing can last for as little as a few seconds, or even up to minutes at a time! The person struggles to breathe but there is no snoring sound. These periods of lack of breathing are followed by sudden attempts to breathe often accompanied by a gasping or choking sound.

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Sleep apnea patient are often older, obese and have thick necks, but men and women of any age or body type can have sleep apnea. The sleep disorder progressively worsens with age and weight gain.

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