Recognizing the Symptoms

The most obvious sign that a person may be suffering from OSA is the dramatic awakenings in the middle of the night. If the sudden gasping and choking for air does not inspire a sense of alarm in a person, then chances are, that person was never fully awake. Without a bed partner to alert you to such sleeping episodes, there would be almost no way to know of these lapses in breathing. So naturally, this accounts for the OSA patients who do not recall the brief awakenings during the night, and so therefore have no inkling as to why they may be feeling so lethargic and moody during the day.

There are other symptoms which manifest during sleep. Some of them may cause the patient to awaken and take notice of their OSA.

Symptoms such as:

problem sleeping

  • night sweats
  • restless sleep
  • an increased need to urinate during the night
  • heartburn
  • dry mouth or a sore throat
  • and morning headaches and an increase in migraine

During the day, other symptoms manifest right before your eyes. Whether or not you mindfully notice them is another matter. However, it might be difficult not to notice these changes due to untreated Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

Symptoms such as:

green alarm

  • difficulty getting out of bed
  • an increase in forgetfulness
  • decreased ability to concentrate throughout the day
  • becoming irritable and moody
  • becoming depressed
  • and noticeable sexual disfunction

If you suspect you or a loved one may have Obstructive Sleep Apnea then it’s time to make that appointment with Dr. Bayless and his team at Snoring Solutions. 

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