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A 28-year-old female asked:

How do i know if i have sleep apnea? i sleep really smoothly at night now (as far as i know!) no snoring . my only complaint is being easily startled.

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Dr. James Donley
Dentistry 55 years experience
Sleep study: The only way to know for sure is with a sleep study. Besides the conditions you list, other signs of sleep apnea are: morning headaches, poor memory, irritability & personality changes, gerd, bruxism, and night sweats to name but a few. Being overweight is a big risk factor and snoring is a frequent sign.
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Dr. Martin Hirsch
50 years experience
Testing: How do you know whether or not you sleep "smoothly" during the night? Has anyone slept with you and commented. The best answer is to take an overnight sleep study and have the md tell you the correct answer.
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Last updated May 18, 2016

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