Common signs of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) include unexplained daytime sleepiness, restless sleep, and loud snoring (with periods of silence followed by gasps).
Less common symptoms of sleep apnea are:
- morning headaches
- trouble concentrating
- mood changes such as irratibility, anxiety and depression
- increased heart rate and/or blood pressure
- decreased sex drive
- unexplained weight gain
- changes in urination
- frequent heartburn and heavy night sweats
Adults have been found to be higher risk is they are a male, obese, of an increasing age, anatomic abnormalities of the upper airway, a family history of sleep apnea, have alcohol or sedatives frequently, are a smoker or experience hypertension.
Learn about diagonsis and treatment of sleep apenea.