13 doctors weighed in:
Is obstructive sleep apnea painful?
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
7 doctors agree
In brief: No
Sleep apnea can cause headaches, dry mouth, mood and personality changes, excessive sleepiness.
It is not a painful condition.

In brief: No
Sleep apnea can cause headaches, dry mouth, mood and personality changes, excessive sleepiness.
It is not a painful condition.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. Farhad Sigari
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: No but
Although sleep apnea doesnt cause pain in itsself, one of the most common presenting sign is recurring morning headaches.

In brief: No but
Although sleep apnea doesnt cause pain in itsself, one of the most common presenting sign is recurring morning headaches.
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Dr. R. Keith Hill
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Silent killer
Sleep apnea is significantly under diagnosed and is life-threatening if not recognized and treated.
It is not painful but leads to weight gain, fatigue, headaches, irritability, hypertension, and cardiac arrhythmia (among many other symptoms). It can be treated many different ways. The best is positive pressure devices coupled with weight loss. Surgery and dental devices are also an option.

In brief: Silent killer
Sleep apnea is significantly under diagnosed and is life-threatening if not recognized and treated.
It is not painful but leads to weight gain, fatigue, headaches, irritability, hypertension, and cardiac arrhythmia (among many other symptoms). It can be treated many different ways. The best is positive pressure devices coupled with weight loss. Surgery and dental devices are also an option.
Dr. R. Keith Hill
Dr. R. Keith Hill
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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
No. Most people don't "feel pain" due to OSA. As per other answer, it does cause a lot of health problems that by themselves don't cause any pain either.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
No. But many problems ensue.
Read about it here: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/obstructive-sleep-apnea/home/ovc-20205684

In brief: No
No. But many problems ensue.
Read about it here: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/obstructive-sleep-apnea/home/ovc-20205684
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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