Signs & Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

For adults, the most common signs and symptoms of sleep apnea include:

  • Snoring
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Waking up throughout the night
  • Gasping or choking at night
  • Poor memory
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Decreased libido
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Headaches
  • Bags or dark circles under the eyes

Sleep Apnea can affect children too!

Night-time signs & symptoms

Infants and young children with obstructive sleep apnea don't always snore. They might just have disturbed sleep or experience any number of the symptoms listed below:

  • Snoring
  • Pauses in breathing
  • Restless sleep
  • Snorting, coughing, or choking
  • Open mouth breathing
  • Nighttime sweating
  • Bed-wetting
  • Sleep terrors

Infants and young children with obstructive sleep apnea don't always snore. They might just have disturbed sleep or experience any number of the symptoms listed above.

Day-time signs & symptoms

  • Have difficulty paying attention
  • Have behavioral problems
  • Difficulty socializing with others
  • Have poor weight gain
  • Be hyperactive
  • Open mouth breathing
  • Aggression
  • Noisy breathing
  • Stunted growth
  • Receding chin
  • Crooked teeth
  • Lowered IQ
  • Night sweats
  • Asthma
  • Swollen tonsils
  • Bullying others
  • Defiance
  • Allergies
  • Bed-wetting
  • Exhaustion
  • Anxiety
  • Academic performance issues
  • ADHD