One of the most common signs of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is loud and chronic, ongoing snoring. Pauses may occur in the snoring. Choking or gasping may follow the pauses. Another common sign of sleep apnea is fighting sleepiness during the day, at work, or while driving.
Other signs and symptoms:
· morning headaches
· memory or learning problems, not able to concentrate
· irritable, depressed, mood swings, personality changes
· wake up frequently to urinate
· dry mouth or sore throat when wake up
*Note: Not everyone who snores has sleep apnea.
*Note: Not everyone who has sleep apnea snores.
Sleep apnea can impact more than just your sleep. It can decrease your longevity, cause depression and decrease your chance of promotions.