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Sleep Apnea symptoms

How Do You Know If You Have Sleep Apnea?

Common Sleep Apnea Warning Signs and Symptoms

Symptoms of sleep apnea vary from person to person, but there are several consistent signs that may point to sleep apnea. Common sleep apnea symptoms include:
  • Morning headaches
  • Waking up tired, irritable, or depressed
  • Waking up with a sore throat or dry mouth
  • Daytime fatigue or drowsiness
  • Insomnia
  • Snoring or being told you snore
  • Difficulty concentrating or focusing
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Drowsiness when driving or on public transportation
  • Weight gain

At the Laguna Hills Center for Sleep Apnea & CPAP Intolerance, we can help you determine if these symptoms are related to a sleep disorder.

One of the most common sleep disorders – only second to insomnia – is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which occurs when throat muscles relax or the tongue falls back to fully or partially block air from getting to your lungs. OSA is often responsible for causing someone to snore or gasp for air throughout the night. When a person struggles to breathe or stops breathing, the brain partially awakes so that the person can breathe harder or adjust to remove the blockage. A good, restorative night of sleep becomes impossible if that person is repeatedly awakening and falling back to sleep hundreds of times a night. In many cases, because the person never fully wakes up, he or she is usually not aware that this is happening, yet routinely feels exhausted each morning.

Obtain an Accurate Sleep Disorder Diagnosis

In most cases, an overnight sleep study, called a polysomnogram, is the most accurate way to diagnose sleep disorders. During a polysomnogram, small sensors are attached to your head and body to measure brain waves, heart rate, breathing patterns, eye and limb movements, and oxygen level in the blood. These measurements together with observations during your sleep will provide the basis for a diagnosis.

Schedule an Initial Consultation to Answer Your Sleep Apnea Questions

To learn more about sleep apnea symptoms and how to obtain a proper diagnosis, come in to the Laguna Hills Center for Sleep Apnea & CPAP Intolerance for a consultation. Our friendly and supportive team will answer all your questions and take the time to develop a personalized treatment plan based upon the findings of your sleep study.