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What are symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea in adults?

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The most common signs of obstructive sleep apnea in adults include:

  • Daytime sleepiness or fatigue
  • Dry mouth or sore throat when you wake up
  • Headaches in the morning
  • Trouble concentrating, forgetfulness, depression, or irritability
  • Night sweats
  • Restlessness during sleep
  • Problems with sex
  • Snoring
  • Waking up suddenly and feeling like you're gasping or choking
  • Trouble getting up in the mornings

From: Obstructive Sleep Apnea Explained WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "What is Sleep Apnea?;" “What Are Sleep Studies;” “Your Guide to Healthy Sleep;” and “Who Is at Risk for Sleep Apnea?”

UpToDate: “Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults.”

MedlinePlus: "Sleep Apnea."

American Sleep Apnea Association.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 4, 2018

SOURCES:

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "What is Sleep Apnea?;" “What Are Sleep Studies;” “Your Guide to Healthy Sleep;” and “Who Is at Risk for Sleep Apnea?”

UpToDate: “Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults.”

MedlinePlus: "Sleep Apnea."

American Sleep Apnea Association.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 4, 2018

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