13 Sleep Apnea Symptoms: How Many Do You Have?

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Sleep apnea is a devastating disorder that robs people of their sleep and much more.  Sleep apnea is a large component in the insufficient sleep public health epidemic in the United States as stated by the Center for Disease Control (“CDC”). Nearly 20 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea and as many of 90% of individuals with sleep apnea have never been diagnosed.  So what’s the problem?  Why do sleep apnea symptoms go unnoticed for such a deadly disorder that needs to be treated?  Let’s start with some statistics…

If you have sleep apnea you are: 3x more likely to have heart disease, 6x more likely to be involved in a fatal car accident, and 4x more at risk of dying from a stroke.  Oh there’s more…  Sleep apnea is attributable to a number of health conditions including cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure (hypertension), stroke, depression, diabetes, and sexual dysfunction.  Furthermore, sleep apnea spares no one – anyone can have sleep apnea, regardless of gender, age, or body type.  Adults, children, male, female, large, or small – you may be experiencing sleep apnea symptoms and be at risk for sleep apnea.

  1.  Daytime Sleepiness or Lack of Energy (Hypersomnia)

  2. Loud Snoring

  3. Waking up with a Dry Mouth or Sore Throat

  4. Morning Headaches

  5. Restless Sleep

  6. Waking Up Frequently to Urinate (Nocturia)

  7. Difficulty Staying Asleep (Insomnia)

  8. Attention Problems

  9. Sleepiness While Driving

  10. Forgetfulness, Irritable, and a Decreased Sex Drive

  11. Obesity

  12. Diabetes

  13. Choking or Gasping While You Sleep

“Nearly 20 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea and as many of 90% of individuals with sleep apnea have never been diagnosed.”

— American Association of Sleep Apnea

You should get tested if you have any of these sleep apnea symptoms.  You can start with our sleep apnea quiz that will score you and tell you how likely you are to be at risk for sleep apnea.
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