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How can a person know if they have sleep apnea without a sleep test?

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Dr. Peter Hahn
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Typical symptoms

Symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea (osa) include snoring, witnessed pauses in breathing, snort arousals, feeling unrefreshed upon awakening, morning dry mouth, daytime sleepiness, tiredness, memory/concentration difficulties among others.
Physical features such as being overweight, set-back chin (retrognathia), large neck are also suggestive. You would need a sleep study to confirm.

In brief: Typical symptoms

Symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea (osa) include snoring, witnessed pauses in breathing, snort arousals, feeling unrefreshed upon awakening, morning dry mouth, daytime sleepiness, tiredness, memory/concentration difficulties among others.
Physical features such as being overweight, set-back chin (retrognathia), large neck are also suggestive. You would need a sleep study to confirm.
Dr. Peter Hahn
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: They can't

There are symptoms, there are signs, there are scales.
They all suggest sleep apnea, but the only way to prove it is an objective test, a sleep study.

In brief: They can't

There are symptoms, there are signs, there are scales.
They all suggest sleep apnea, but the only way to prove it is an objective test, a sleep study.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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