A member asked:

Symptoms if sleep apnea?

29 doctors weighed in across 8 answers
Dr. Saurabh Bajpai answered

Specializes in

Insomia: High blood pressure, fatigue and insomnia are one of the most common symptoms associated with sleep apnea. With severe conditions you can be deprived of oxygen to an extent that it may cause death. Please consult your pcp for more information if you think that you have sleep apnea and ask to participate in a sleep study.

Answered 12/25/2016


Dr. Garrett Caldwell answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Sleep Apnea: Sleep apnea is when you stop breathing for a period of time while you sleep. Is typically caused be a collapse of the throat closing off the airway. Symptoms include snoring, a general feeling or fatigue or lack of restful sleep. The biggest symptom is if your spouse notices you stop breathing in the middle of the night. This can be fixed with cpap, which pressurizes your airway keeping it open.

Answered 9/27/2017


Dr. Liawaty Ho answered

Specializes in Hematology and Oncology

Sleep apnea: Fatigue, snoring, daytime sleepiness, stop breathing for a few seconds while sleeping- are a few symptoms of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea, is frequently associated with increase level of hemoglobin and htn. Sleep study is indicated. CPAP will be the treatment of sleep apnea.

Answered 12/7/2020


Dr. Sherin Ibrahim Howett answered

Specializes in Sleep Medicine

Multiple: Snoring is a warning sign that sleep apnea may be present. Other complaints include awakening gasping/choking for air, dry mouth/sore throat, urinating multiple times at nights, morning headaches, unrefreshing sleep, cognitive impairment and excessive daytime somnolence. Talk to your doctor about any of these symptoms. A sleep study would have to be done to confirm the diagnosis.

Answered 11/27/2017


Dr. Louis Gallia answered

Specializes in Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

List: Comprehensive list here: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sleep-apnea/basics/symptoms/con-20020286

Answered 12/25/2016


Dr. Hanford Brace answered

Specializes in

Snoring: The symptoms are daytime fatigue, snoring, frequent waking, frequency of night time urination, but tiredness during the day very hard to deal with. Get diagnosed by sleep study and treated. Apnea carries risk of heart attack, stroke and other nasty things. Your family doctor can arrange the study and most insurances cover it. You will feel so much better after a good nights sleep.

Answered 3/10/2018


Dr. Ravi Chand answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Sleep Apnea: If you have symptoms such as insomnia snoring hypersomnia excessive daytime sleepiness obesity asian race cognitive deficits mood disorders htn etc increase the chance of sleep apnea rule out other causes, could be medical, genetic long sleeper etc.

Answered 12/10/2013


Dr. John Feola answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

R/O OSA: OSA can be suggested by history and physical. Excess snoring/daytime sleepiness/apneic episodes/ aM headaches. And the Exam obesity/small oral airway/collar size>18. The definitive test is a PSG with split night/CPAP titration. I would request copy of sleep study and get a second opinion if you are not satisfied with the options. You are young CPAP can be difficult to tolerate. ENT FOR UPP EVAL.

Answered 4/18/2015



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