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Sleep Apnea Signs and Symptoms
Common signs of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) include unexplained daytime sleepiness, restless sleep, and loud snoring (with periods of silence followed by gasps).
Less common symptoms of sleep apnea are:
- morning headaches
- trouble concentrating
- mood changes such as irratibility, anxiety and depression
- increased heart rate and/or blood pressure
- decreased sex drive
- unexplained weight gain
- changes in urination
- frequent heartburn and heavy night sweats
Adults have been found to be higher risk is they are a male, obese, of an increasing age, anatomic abnormalities of the upper airway, a family history of sleep apnea, have alcohol or sedatives frequently, are a smoker or experience hypertension.
Learn about diagonsis and treatment of sleep apenea.