What are the Signs and Symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
Talk to your doctor if you have signs or symptoms of sleep apnea
Patients may be unusually sleepy during the day, sleep is fidgety, there is usually snoring which may be loud, during sleep there also be periods of silence (no breathing) and then gasps. Less commonly, the patient may suffer from morning headaches, insomnia, poor concentration, moodiness, anxiety, irritability, and depression.
The patient's libido may decrease. Adult males may suffer from erectile dysfunction. Blood pressure often goes up (hypertension), there may be weight gain, increased urination and getting up at night to urinate. Some patients complain of heartburn. A significant number of sufferers wake up during the night with a dry mouth/throat.