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Sleep Apnea Symptoms

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Sleep apnea occurs during sleep, which means your Significant Other will notice the symptoms first. The most common symptoms are snoring or sleepiness during the daytime and even falling asleep during normal activities such as eating or driving. The snoring is often the activating event…putting enough pressure on you that you finally go consult with your doctor, who may refer you to a sleep doctor. At that point, you would likely be scheduled for an overnight sleep study.

Other symptoms are:

  • Lowered concentration and learning difficulties
  • Excessive fatigue
  • Having headaches for a longer period of time. Most patients who suffer from sleep apnea claim having headaches.
  • Heartburn
  • For larger people, swollen legs are a common symptom
  • Need to urinate during sleep
  • Excessive sweating during sleep
  • Cramped feeling in the chest area
  • Excessive snoring. However, this does not always have to be a symptom of sleep apnea.
  • Choking sounds during sleep
  • Gasping for air
  • Restlessness
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Lowered sexual functions
  • Depression or agressiveness

Older men and women have periods of cessation of respiration. This is normal, but makes it difficult to diagnose if they have sleep apnea.

Nevertheless, all the symptoms of sleep apnea are harmful to the patient’s health and rest. When experiencing any or a number of these symptoms or consider any of the range of sleep apnea treatments, consider seeing a doctor.

Alternate spelling: sleep apnoea | Common misspellings: sleep apnia, sleep apena, sleep apneia
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willi

I had being diagnosted with sleep apnea, and them I had a few surgeries to address that problem., but after that I don’t have a sleep apnea test again to see if I steal have that problem ,I felling tired all day memory and concentration problems, Lowered sexual functions, I my skin feel tight so I don’t what to do and I don’t if all those symptoms from the sleep apnea or other desease, whay do you think about that please if you have any idea of what that could be. thank you fot your help…

Charles from Hack Sleep

I’ve had friends who had sleep apnea and it scares the crap out of me. The idea of surgery is scary too.

Steven from What is Sleep Apnea

As I long time sufferer of sleep apnea I can tell you just how serious it is. Unfortunately many people, myself included, are CPAP intolerant, which basically means that you cannot sleep even with the use of those machines.

I have found that using ‘breathe right’ strips can increase airflow and help somewhat, when all else fails.

Matthew from Chicago Paper Shredding

It amazing how long this can go untreated if you live by yourself.

Shirley

My husband had obstructive sleep apnea,with the loud snoring,sleepiness andother symptoms.He had the overnight test done and receive the oxygen machine.The oxygen machine helped ,but he eventually died of a heart attack.

Lifetime health

My dad also has obstructive sleep apnea. Most people who are suffering from sleep apnea has some heart problems. In the case of my dad, he experienced stroke before. My mom usually takes care of my dad especially during sleep. We also bought an oxygen machine to help him. However, when my dad was all alone in the house, he had a heart attack which led to his death. I was the first one who have seen him when he died; he was struggling to reach the phone and call for emergency but unfortunately death took him.

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