What are the symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Listing of common symptoms associated with OSA.

The most common symptoms are:

  • Loud, frequent snoring
  • Choking or gasping for breath during sleep
  • Interruptions in breathing while asleep
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness

Other commonly reported symptoms include:

  • Awaking in the morning with a dry mouth or sore throat
  • Awaking in the morning with a headache
  • Awaking in the morning already feeling tired – “like I ran a marathon in my sleep”
  • Moodiness or irritability
  • Waking up frequently during the night to urinate
  • Decreased libido and/or impotence
  • Difficulty concentrating or remembering
  • Depression
  • Fibromyalgia or pain
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)