Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
If you’ve ever had a stuffed-up nose, you know the feeling of trying to breathe through a very narrow passageway. If the entire passage becomes blocked and you can’t breathe at all, you have sleep apnea. This can result in a loss of restful, healthy sleep, which can cause:
- Daytime sleepiness
- Lack of concentration
- Poor memory
You should see your sleep medicine
- You are told by bed partners that you snore loudly or stop breathing at night.
- You are sleepy during the day even if you get a full night's sleep.
- You have a sore throat and dry mouth every morning.
- Sleep does not refresh you, and you feel exhausted when you wake in the morning.
- You have had a hard time controlling your blood pressure or blood sugars.
- You have atrial fibrillation that has been hard to control, resistant to attempts to revert to a normal heart rhythm.
- You have a hard time falling asleep.
- You wake gasping for breath at night.