Sleep Apnea, Part 1: Symptoms

You need to consider it a serious problem if you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea because it causes you to stop breathing while sleeping. You also snore quite loudly and are exhausted even after a full night’s sleep.
Different kinds of sleep apnea exist.
Obstructive sleep apnea is one form of this sleeping disorder. In this case, your throat muscles relax.
One type is central sleep apnea. This occurs when your brain stops sending the right signals to the muscles responsible for breathing.
Complex sleep apnea syndrome is also called treatment-emergent central sleep apnea. It occurs when you have a combination of central sleep apnea and obstructive sleep apnea.
Whenever you have sleep apnea, you should go see a doctor. A doctor can suggest a treatment that may relieve your symptoms and prevent heart problems and other health problems.


Doctors may have difficulty diagnosing the type of sleep apnea that you have since the signs and symptoms overlap. This may make it difficult for them to tell you the type of sleep apnea that you have.
Following are the symptoms and signs of sleep apnea:

  1. Your snoring is loud.
  2. At times, you stop breathing while you sleep. This could be reported by someone else to a healthcare professional.
  3. In the middle of the night, you gasp in alarm.
    4, Your mouth is dry. White stuff clings to your tongue and lips.
  4. The difficulty in falling or staying asleep is insomnia.
  5. During the day, you sleep too much.
  6. While you are awake, you have difficulty focusing.
  7. You’re irritable.

Time To See A Doctor

Having loud snoring should indicate a potentially serious problem, The problem is that not everyone who snores has sleep apnea. Irritability, sleepy feeling, or fatigue while y6ou awake are stronger signs that you have sleep apnea so you should tell the doctor that you have these signs if you have them.

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