You may have Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Often first noticed by the bed partner or a person who observes the patient at rest, the person suffering from OSA fails to recognize its symptoms. However, many people who suffer from OSA have no sleep complaints.
Following are the most common symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea:
• Loud persistent snoring.
• Witnessed pauses in breathing.
• Choking or gasping for air.
• Restless sleep
• Frequent visits to the bathroom at night.
• Early morning headache.
• Dry mouth or sour throat upon awakening.
• Daytime sleepiness
• Poor concentration
• Irritability
• Falling asleep during routine activities.