The symptoms of sleep apnea when it’s occurring may include: Very loud snoringEpisodes of long pauses of interrupted breathing during sleepPossibly struggling, snorting, gasping, choking, and partially or completely awakening in an attempt to restart breathing
Symptoms that occur as a result of these episodes of sleep apnea may include: Disturbed restDaytime sleepinessProblems staying alert or paying attentionIrritabilityPoor memoryDifficulty learningDecreased energyHeadacheSexual problemsDepressionAnxietyWeight gainHyperactivity in childrenConfusion
Last reviewed June 2013 by Rimas Lukas, MD; Michael Woods, MD
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