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Sleep Apnea Symptoms In Adults – Know Before Too Late

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Sleep apnea can be deadly if you don’t recognize the problem fast and have appropriate actions. There are two types of sleep apnea, one is central sleep apnea and another is obstructive sleep apnea. Some scientists also suggested the third type of sleep apnea is complex sleep apnea, which is the combination of the two. Despite the types, the sleep apnea symptoms in adults can be listed as below:
Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS)
People with sleep apnea usually have short awakenings during the night (even though they don’t know about this situation). Because of such interruptions, the quality of sleep apnea sufferers cannot be good. They usually feel tired and sleepy during the day. Sometimes, the patient experiences severe excessive drowsiness and find it hard to complete any work or task.
Loud snoring during night sleep
Many people don’t think snoring is a sign of a deadly problem. Snoring appears when the airway in the throat is narrowed. This is a very unique symptom of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. However, not all people who snore suffer from sleep apnea.
Stop breathing during sleep
Stop breathing during sleep is the symptom of both obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea. However, this symptom is more common in central sleep apnea. In many cases, the sufferer doesn’t know he or she stops breathing during sleep. Usually, this symptom is recognized by a sleep partner.
Abrupt awakening with short, fast breath
When the person stops breathing, the oxygen level in the blood drops heavily. As an instinct reaction, the brain casts a warning signal and makes the person awake. These symptoms usually appear in obstructive sleep apnea.
Awakening with a dry mouth or sore throat
This is another symptom of sleep apnea.
Morning headache and insomnia
Due to the low quality of sleep, it’s quite common to see people with sleep apnea wake up with a headache. Low quality of night sleep leads to daytime drowsiness. They can easily fall asleep during the day. As a result, the biological clock is changed and they begin to find difficulty in getting asleep in the evening.
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