People affected by Sleep Apnoea are often unaware that they have the condition.
However, as their sleep is disrupted they usually begin to experience symptoms during the day, and a partner may witness an apnoea or point out other symptoms that occur at night.
Fatigue, constant tiredness and/or sleepiness
Poor concentration and forgetfulness
Impotence and reduced sex drive
High blood pressure
Night time Symptoms
Gasping for breath or paused breathing during sleep
Restless sleep, insomnia
Frequently urinating at night
Waking up with night sweats
Waking up with a dry, sore throat
Information source: NHS Direct Online Health Encyclopedia, 2005