Possible sleep apnea symptoms
The main symptom is feeling tired during the day and usually everyday, feeling exhausted.
Some people snore but do not have sleep apnea this is because the snoring does not affect their sleep quality.
With sleep apnea, the sleep quality is very poor and usually leads to feeling tired during the day, no matter how much sleep they have. Not all sleep apnea patients actually snore.
Your partner will suffer and loose sleep from either the loudness of the snoring or the constant gasping for breathe throughout the night.
This is not a one off feeling tired it is feeling tired all day and everyday and no matter how much sleep you get you always feel tired. This is a feeling of waking up and feeling exhausted as if you have run a marathon during the night. Most people will feel refreshed after a good nights sleep, this is not the case for sleep apnea sufferers.
Feeling tired following a nights sleep and not feeling refreshed, feeling groggy.
When you are feeling tired, exhausted, and have no energy it is natural that irritability and moodiness will follow.
When constant tiredness and fatigue is your daily routine this can get you down and often lead to depression. Not being able to do the things you want because of the constant fatigue has a huge impact on your emotional state, this can build up over years of continued sleep deprivation.
You may not even be aware that you snore! You may have family members who have told you that you snore and that is the only way that you know. How many people who live on their own are aware that they snore?
Experiencing a dry mouth or sore throat or even both is caused by sleeping with your mouth open and gasping for air during the night.
Waking during sleep and gasping for air is a typical sleep apnea symptom.
Waking up suddenly from sleep "with a snort" is typical.
Having low energy is the feeling of 'can't be bothered to do anything'. Due to the lack of quality sleep the body does not restore its energy levels leaving you feeling so lethargic.
Not being able to concentrate very well due to sleep deprivation is one of the many sleep apnea symptoms.
When a person experiences short-term memory loss, he or she can remember incidents that happened 20 years ago but is less clear on the details of things that happened 20 minutes ago.
This is a strong urge to keep moving your legs caused by an unpleasant or uncomfortable feeling in the legs, which prevents sleep and also disturbs sleep.
If you have symptoms, whether mild or severe, you should always see a doctor to arrange a sleep apnea test so a diagnosis can be made so you can start receiving treatment as soon as possible.
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Sleep Apnea Devices
Sleep Apnea Side Effects
Sleep Apnea Symptoms
Sleep Apnea Study
Sleep Apnea in Children
Sleep Apnea Statistics
Sleep Apnea Surgery
Sleep Apnea Weight
Sleep Apnea Diet
Sleep Apnea Cures
Sleep Apnea Pillow
Stages of Sleep