What are the symptoms of Sleep Apnea?

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.


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Daytime Symptoms


Morning headaches

Fatigue, constant tiredness and/or sleepiness

Poor concentration and forgetfulness

Morning headaches

Impotence and reduced sex drive

Mood swings

Depressed mood

Weight gain

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