Normally, people with sleep apnea find that they have the condition because a spouse or bed partner notices them snore or stop breathing during the night. If you are constantly tired and lack energy, you may be experiencing the effects of sleep apnea.
Other common symptoms include:
- Loud snoring
- Choking or gasping during sleep
- Extreme sleepiness during the day
- Morning headaches
- High blood pressure
- Inability to concentrate
- Memory loss
- Lack of motivation
- Frequent night urination
While loud snoring is a classical sign for sleep apnea, not all patients with sleep apnea will present with snoring as a primary sign. Women in particular, may be more likely to complain of difficulty sleeping, fatigue, and depression rather than snoring or witnessed apneas.