Sleep Apnea (Adult)

Signs and Symptoms

  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Snoring
  • Irregular breathing (pauses, choking, gasping)
  • Kicking, twitching during sleep, interrupted sleep
  • High blood pressure
  • Moodiness, irritability, depression
  • Morning headaches
  • Memory problems, difficulty concentrating
  • Sexual dysfunction, reduced libido
  • Frequent nighttime urination
  • Awakening with a sore or dry throat

Risks of Untreated Sleep Apnea

  • High blood pressure
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Memory problems
  • Weight gain
  • Impotence
  • Headaches
  • Decreased productivity
  • Increased potential for motor vehicle crashes