For thousands of Americans, the chronic sleep disorder, sleep apnea, goes left untreated all too often. This is due to the difficulty to detect it on your own.Approximately 45% of adults are habitual snorers. And while it may be written off as a common occurrence, snoring is not to be ignored. In fact, when severe snoring – the most common sign of sleep apnea – goes left untreated, it can take up to 15 years off of your life. This is not only due to lack of sleep but more serious issues, including difficulty breathing leading to lack of oxygen in the blood. However, snoring also isn’t the only indication of sleep apnea.So, while you and your partner should always look out for signs of sleep pattern disruption, keep an eye on these other daytime and nighttime symptoms:

Common Nighttime Symptoms

  • Snoring
  • Abrupt Awakening
  • Gasping or Choking Sensation
  • Restlessness
  • Insomnia

Common Daytime Symptoms

  • Dry or Sore Throat
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability and Mood Swings
  • Difficulty Paying Attention
  • Headaches

Is it Time to See a Sleep Apnea Doctor?

A full night’s sleep allows you to live life to the fullest. If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms above, do not wait to reach out to our team of sleep apnea experts. And, if a loved one is expressing any of the above signs, do not hesitate to let them know. Together we will find your simple solution for snoring, sleep apnea, and CPAP problems.