Warning signs for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the following list shows some of the most common factors and warning signs for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
If any of these signs or symptoms apply to you or a loved one, please consult with your physician:
- You normally feel tired even after a full night of sleep.
- You snore loudly and frequently.
- You make choking or snorting sounds during sleep.
- You stop breathing during sleep.
- You are overweight with a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or more.
- You have experienced unexplained weight gain or are having a hard time losing weight.
- You are a man with a neck size of 17 inches or more.
- You are a women with a neck size of 16 inches or more.
- You have high blood pressure.
- You fall asleep while driving or during periods of daytime activity.
- You have a family member who has sleep apnea.