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How would I know if I'm suffering from sleep apnoea other than the common symptom of snoring?

Sleep study. Apart from having snoring and episodes of stop breathing , you would also need to have sleepiness in the day. A simple sleep study would confirm / rule out sleep apnoea. This can be arranged by your GP. The test can be done at your home. . Read more...
Daytime sleepyness. Daytime sleepiness, falling asleep when driving or sitting. waking up feeling unrefreshed and tired. Depression. Poorly controlled blood pressure and sugar. Read more...

Is there a correlation between snoring, heart disease, stroke, hypertension and obstructive sleep apnoea?

ABSOLUTE Connection. Oxygen deprivation caused by sleep apnea is a major contributor to high blood pressure , stroke and heart disease. In addition to the deterimental effects on the quality of life (fatigue), the sufferer can affect the lives of others--mildly by second-hand snoring and majorly by falling asleep while driving a car/truck/train/bus or flying a plane--all of these have happened! get a diagnosis asap. Read more...
Sleep apnea. Snoring can be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea. Osa means that the body/brain is being deprived of oxygen for at least 10 seconds at a time. This lack of oxygen is connected to stroke, heart disease and high blood pressure. Read more...
Yes. Snoring is usually an indication of underlying sleep apnoea .Sleep apnoea if not corrected can put strain on heart and results in high blood pressure in lungs and also in rest of blood vessels of body .High blood pressure can increase risk of heart attack and stroke. Read more...