Sleep Apnea Symptoms

Common sleep apnea symptoms include:

  • Waking up with a very sore or dry throat
  • Loud snoring
  • Occasionally waking up with a choking or gasping sensation
  • Sleepiness or lack of energy during the day
  • Sleepiness while driving
  • Morning headaches
  • Restless sleep
  • Forgetfulness, mood changes, and a decreased interest in sex
  • Recurrent awakenings or insomnia

WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by William Blahd, MD on April 17, 2015



The National Sleep Foundation.

National Institutes of Health.

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