Most people would agree that it can be annoying when your bed partner snores every night. However, it can do more than interfere with your quality of rest; it may be a symptom of a serious sleep disorder called sleep apnea.
What are some symptoms of sleep apnea?
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a serious sleep disorder characterized by shallow or paused breathing throughout the night. Common symptoms associated with OSA include:
- Nocturnal choking or gasping
- Loud and irregular snoring
- Observed apneas (pauses in breathing) during sleep
- Dry mouth
- Headaches when waking