Symptoms

  • Snoring- Although not everyone who snores has apnea, snoring in combination with other conditions, such as being overweight, can be a warning sign.
  • Stop Breathing/Gasping- Often a person with obstructive sleep apnea will display periods during the night when both snoring and breathing stop. These periods are then followed with a deep gasp or snort sound. These periods are indicative of an apnic event and are often witnessed by bed partners or other people observing the individual’s sleep.

Other indicators include (but are not limited to):

  • Enlarged tonsils and large tongue volume
  • Morning headaches
  • Heartburn
  • Irritability
  • Mood swings/depression
  • Learning and/or memory difficulties
  • Sexual dysfunction