Sleep apnea is serious disorder that interrupts breathing during sleep, and can lead to a number of mental and physical health problems. But, what are the signs and symptoms of this common disorder?
Sleep apnea isn't just snoring. People who suffer from this common disorder experience pauses in their breathing while asleep. That can mean, not enough air reaches their lungs while they are sleeping.
Sleep apnea can develop gradually over time. In fact, many people aren't aware that the difficulties they're experiencing in their day to day lives may be caused by sleep apnea.
If you think that you might be suffering from sleep apnea it's important to seek professional diagnosis and treatment.
Signs & Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
Two of the most common symptoms of sleep apnea are, snoring and feeling tired during the day (due to poor quality of sleep).
Other indications that you may be suffering from sleep apnea include:
- Gasping or choking at night when trying to sleep
- Fatigue or generally feeling very tired
- Inability to concentrate
- Headaches when you wake in the morning
- Memory problems/memory loss
- Feeling depressed
- High blood pressure