Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

People affected by Sleep Apnea are often unaware that they have the condition...


It might be difficult for you to know if you snore or stop breathing.
Your partner or friends may overhear hear you choking or snoring excessively when you're asleep, or you may experience a combination of the following symptoms.



Daytime Symptoms 1


Morning headaches

Fatigue, constant tiredness and/or sleepiness

Poor concentration and forgetfulness

Impotence and reduced sex drive

Mood swings

Depressed mood

Weight gain

High blood pressure



Night time Symptoms 1



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

Increase in blood pressure

Decrease in oxygen saturation



Sleep is an essential part of maintaining both our physical and mental health


The interruptions to your breathing from sleep apnea over and over again during the night can mean that you aren’t getting enough quality sleep.

Impacts from incomplete and unrefreshing sleep can lead to irritability and illness which can impact your quality of life, career and relationships.

Commencing treatment for sleep apnea will help to eliminate the general symptoms that impact your daily life, as well as your partner's, and will significantly reduce the risk of the more serious complications.



Poor sleep dramatically reduces your ability to absorb and store information in our memory 2


Patients suffering untreated sleep apnea are 2.5 times more likely to have a motor vehicle accident  1



Testosterone levels of men who sleep 5 hours a night were around the same levels as someone 10 years older.2



Sleep deprivation and fatigue are estimated to cause up to 30% of all motor vehicle accidents.3



It is recommended to seek professional advice about sleep apnea solutions as soon as possible to avoid ongoing and increasing health issues.


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Finding it hard to kick into gear?

If left untreated, sleep apnea can put you at risk of other more serious health issues, which is why treatment is available and should be considered.

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1. ResMed Australia, What is Sleep Apnea , 2019
2. Walker, TED, Sleep is your superpower, 2018
3. Connor, J. et al. Driver sleepiness and risk of serious injury to car occupants; population based control study, 2002

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