Sleep Apnea Symptoms

Sleep apnea occurs when you regularly stop breathing for 10 seconds or longer during sleep.

 When you stop breathing for 10 seconds or longer, regularly, this can have long reaching and damaging side-effects on your health. Please look over the below symptoms, all indicative of sleep apnea:

– Loud snoring

– Lack of energy

– Morning headaches

– High blood pressure

– Frequent nighttime urination

– Depression

– Obesity

– Large neck size

– Excessive daytime sleepiness

– Nighttime gasping, choking or coughing

– Gastric reflux

– Unrefreshed sleep

– Irritability

– Difficulty concentrating

– Reduced libido

– Restless sleep

– Nocturnal snorting, gasping, choking (may wake his or herself up)


How many times do you stop breathing during the course of an hour?

  • Under 5 times per hour: Normal
  • Between 5 – 15 times per hour: Mild Sleep Apnea
  • Between 15 – 30 times per hour: Moderate
  • 30 or more times per hour: Severe

You may not even realize that you do stop breathing. Your partner or spouse may have a better idea and even then, it’s hard to actually track it without doing some kind of a sleep test.

Print out our Rx Form and bring it to your Doctor if you feel you or a partner may need help.