Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Signs & Symptoms

Sleep Apnea Snoring Annoyance
If you have experienced or been told you exhibit several or more of the following symptoms, you may be at risk for sleep apnea. If you recognize these symptoms in yourself, it is recommended that you be evaluated by your primary care physician as these symptoms may lead to other health issues.

  • Pauses during snoring with choking/gasping
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Irritability/depression
  • Morning headaches
  • Mood swings
  • Dry mouth or sore throat upon wakening
  • Nasal congestion
  • Snorting
  • Problems with memory, learning, or concentration
  • Fatigue
  • Fitful sleep/nighttime awakenings

Sleep apnea is most prevalent in males and those over 65 years of age, as well as people of Black, Hispanic, or Pacific Island origin. Other risk factors include:

  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Restricted airways
  • Large neck size
  • Heart attack
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Memory loss
  • Depression
  • Cognitive problems
  • Carotid artery problems