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Sleep Apnea Symptoms

The symptom most commonly associated with sleep apnea is snoring. Not everyone who snores has sleep apnea, but sometimes it can be difficult to diagnose sleep apnea without a thorough clinical evaluation and testing by a board certified sleep physician. If snoring is paired with choking or gasping sounds, it is likely to be sleep apnea.
The common symptoms of sleep apnea include:

  • Snoring (any quality or duration)
  • Choking or gasping while you sleep
  • Pauses in breathing
  • Morning headaches
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Insomnia due to difficulty staying asleep
  • Waking up with dry mouth or a sore throat
  • Frequent sore throats or allergies in children
  • Frequent need to urinate during the night
  • Bedwetting in children
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Memory or learning problems
  • Moodiness, irritability or depression