Sleep apnea affects millions of people across the United States. Many of them are not treating it because they are not aware that they have this condition.
Are you one of them?
The only way to know for sure is to get a sleep test. However, you should know the common signs and symptoms to know whether you should get tested.
You may not notice this yourself. On the other hand, your partner, your kids, or your roommates are probably all too familiar with the sound of your loud, persistent snoring. If people complain about your snoring often, that’s one reason to talk to our doctors.
Again, you may not realize this is happening, but the people who are being kept awake by your snoring might. People who have sleep apnea can stop breathing dozens of times every hour and hundreds of times every night.
Never Feeling Rested
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder. As a result, you may rarely get deep sleep. That can leave you feeling just as tired when you get up as you were when you went to bed.
Since you aren’t getting the quality sleep that you need, you can find yourself nodding off throughout the day.
That lack of sleep can affect your personality, too. If you find that you are easily irritated or annoyed, sleep apnea could be a factor.