• Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

    The actual symptoms of sleep apnea when it’s occurring are:
    • Very loud snoring
    • Episodes of long pauses of interrupted breathing during sleep
    • Possibly struggling, snorting, gasping, choking, and partially or completely awakening in an attempt to restart breathing
    Symptoms that occur as a result of these episodes of sleep apnea include:

    References

    Being evaluated for sleep apnea. American Sleep Apnea Association website. Available at: http://www.sleepapnea.org/resources/pubs/evaluated.html . Published May 2005. Accessed September 17, 2008.

    Cecil R, Goldman L, Benett JC. Cecil Textbook of Medicine. 21st ed. Philadelphia, PA: WB Saunders Company; 2000.

    Fact sheet: could my child have sleep apnea? American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery website. Available at: http://www.entnet.org/HealthInformation/Could-Child-Have-Sleep-Apnea.cfm . Accessed September 17, 2008.

    NINDS sleep apnea information page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website. Available at: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/sleep%5Fapnea/sleep%5Fapnea.htm . Updated June 2008. Accessed September 17, 2008.

    What is sleep apnea? National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website. Available at: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/SleepApnea/SleepApnea%5FWhatIs.html . Updated February 2008. Accessed September 17, 2008.

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