Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
- Very loud snoring
- Episodes of long pauses of interrupted breathing during sleep
- Possibly struggling, snorting, gasping, choking, and partially or completely awakening in an attempt to restart breathing
- Disturbed rest
- Daytime sleepiness
- Problems staying alert or paying attention
- Poor memory
- Difficulty learning
- Decreased energy
- Sexual problems
- Weight gain
- Hyperactivity in children
Being evaluated for sleep apnea. American Sleep Apnea Association website. Available at: http://www.sleepapnea.org/resources/pubs/evaluated.html. Published May 2005. Accessed September 17, 2008.
Fact sheet: pediatric sleep disordered breathing/obstructive sleep apnea. American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery website. Available at: http://www.entnet.org/HealthInformation/Could-Child-Have-Sleep-Apnea.cfm. Updated November 15, 2011. Accessed June 3, 2013.
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