Chronic snoring is one of the most noticeable symptoms of sleep apnea, but do you know what the other symptoms are? It’s important to be aware of the symptoms, because if this condition is left untreated, it can seriously affect your health.
Sleep Apnea Indicators
Review the signs and symptoms listed below. You don’t need to have them all to suffer from this condition. If you think that you may have the disorder, the only way to be certain is to have a sleep study.
- Frequent and loud snoring
- Trouble falling asleep or staying asleep
- Awakening from sleep choking, gasping for air, or with shortness of breath
- Kicking or jerking your legs while you sleep
- Burning, tingling, or crawling sensations in your legs when you wake up
- Waking up with a dry throat
- Waking up with a headache
- Feeling excessively tired and sleepy during the day
- Learning or memory problems
- Problems concentrating
- Nodding or falling asleep while driving
- Falling asleep as a passenger in a car after an hour without a break
- Falling asleep easily while talking to someone
- Lying down to rest and falling asleep
- Dozing off when sitting, reading, or watching TV
- Falling asleep while sitting still in public places (e.g., meetings, movie theaters)
- Gaining weight and find it difficult to lose weight
- Diagnosed with high blood pressure
- Feeling irritable, depressed, or experiencing mood swings
What Do Your Symptoms Show?
Remember, you don’t have to experience all of the signs and symptoms listed above to have sleep apnea. So if you suspect that you might be suffering from it, promptly get it checked out to prevent it from seriously or further affecting your health.
Glendale Sleep Study
If you would like to know if you need a sleep study, Dr. Thein can help. Call us to schedule an appointment or request an appointment online. If you do need the study, you will receive a questionnaire to complete and a comfortable monitor that you will wear at home while you sleep. Learn more about the sleep study, diagnosis, and treatment on our sleep apnea page.