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Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is the result of not getting enough oxygen while you are asleep. These brief interruptions in oxygen availability can cause serious problems such as high blood pressure, heart attack, or stroke. While not necessarily dangerous, among the most common sleep apnea symptoms is loud snoring, which can prevent restful sleep for the person snoring as well as any companion sharing their bed.


There are quite a few sleep apnea symptoms, and not every person will have every symptom. If you do have any of the sleep apnea symptoms listed below, talk to your primary care physician and Dr. Delgado about possible treatment options. Each person can have their own unique combination of sleep apnea symptoms.


Sleep Apnea Symptoms:

• Headaches upon waking

• Heavy snoring

• Tiredness or sleepiness during the day

• Irritability

• Weight gain or a slow metabolism

• Acid reflux

• Dry mouth

• High blood pressure

• Diabetes

• Depression

• Severe anxiety

• Difficulty concentrating

• Poor short-term memory

• Severe anxiety


• Intellectual deterioration

• Problems with school work or job performance

• Restless sleeping and frequently changing positions

• Impotence or decreased interest in sex

• Mood swings

• Difficulty breathing through the nose

• Insomnia

• Gasping for air or choking sensation that wakes you up

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