What are the signs and symptoms of Sleep Apnea?
Snoring, which is a vibration of respiratory structures and the resulting sound due to obstructed air movement during breathing while sleeping, may be a sign, or first alarm, of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).
In some cases, the sound may be soft, but in most cases, it can be loud and unpleasant. Researchers say that snoring is a factor of sleep deprivation. Snoring is known to cause sleep deprivation to snorers and those around them, as well as daytime drowsiness, irritability, lack of focus and decreased libido.It has also been suggested that it can cause significant psychological and social damage to sufferers. Multiple studies reveal a positive correlation between loud snoring and risk of heart attack (about +34% chance) and stroke (about +67% chance).
Below is the list of signs and symptoms of Sleep Apnea:
- • Feeling tired and sleepy throughout the day excessively (hypersomnia)
- • Difficulty staying asleep (insomnia)
- • Falling asleep while driving.
- • Having hypertension or high blood pressure (BP)
- • Having diabetes.
- • Snoring continuously and loud enough to disturb the sleep of others or yourself.
- • Short breaths, choking or gasping while asleep.
- • Pauses of 10-30 seconds in breathing while asleep and waking up to start breathing again after some choking and snorting.
- • Frequent need to urinate during the night.
- • Attention problems
- • Irritability
If you are facing any 3 or more of above symptoms, consult a sleep therapist on Apex Medicalcorp’s panel for guidance today.