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What are symptoms of sleep apnea?

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The main symptoms of sleep apnea are loud snoring, fatigue and excessive daytime sleepiness. Some people will deny sleepiness but feel fatigued. Loud snoring, snorting, and gasping sounds during sleep -- are often first noticed by a sleeping partner. Restless or unrefreshing sleep is also typical, as are headaches in the morning.

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American Academy of Family Physicians. 

WebMD Medical News: "Trouble Sleeping? It Could Be a Warning Sign of Depression In Older People." 

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 

Lucile Packard Children's Health Services. 

Medline Plus: "Narcolepsy." 

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 5, 2019

SOURCES: 

American Academy of Family Physicians. 

WebMD Medical News: "Trouble Sleeping? It Could Be a Warning Sign of Depression In Older People." 

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 

Lucile Packard Children's Health Services. 

Medline Plus: "Narcolepsy." 

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 5, 2019

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