Sleep Apnoea Symptoms

Sleep Apnoea Symptoms

Usually, the first indication that you may be suffering from sleep apnoea is when your partner complains that you’re snoring or that you stop breathing during sleep. They may also tell you that you occasionally make snorting, gasping or choking sounds while you’re asleep.

Though these signs and symptoms don’t always mean you have sleep apnoea, they do indicate that you could be suffering from sleep apnoea.

Symptoms of sleep apnoea to look out for include:

  • Extreme daytime sleepiness
  • Stopping breathing during sleep
  • Choking episodes during sleep
  • Weight gain
  • Morning headaches
  • Depression
  • Frequent trips to the bathroom during the night
  • Lack of energy
  • Difficulty in concentration or irritability
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Night sweats

Though sleep apnoea is most common among overweight and middle-aged men, research shows that children and post-menopausal women may also be at risk.

If you have any of the above symptoms and/or you are concerned that you may have sleep apnoea, you can take our online sleep test.

Note that there is no online test which can give you a definitive diagnosis; you should always consult your GP as soon as possible if you exhibit any of the above symptoms or if our online sleep apnoea test shows you are at risk.

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Take our online sleep apnoea screening test

If you think you or a loved one or friend may be suffering from OSA or some other sleep disordered breathing, ResMed has developed a simple online screening test to help you determine whether you may be at risk.
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