Symptoms

Key Signs and Symptoms of Sleep Apnoea:

  • Snoring
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ✔ Impaired Alertness
  • ✔ High Blood Pressure
  • ✔ Lack of interest in sex
  • ✔ Irritability and a short temper
  • ✔ Reduced ability to handle stress
  • ✔ Poor memory and concentration
  • Gasping or choking during sleep
  • ✔ Waking up with a sore or dry throat
  • ✔ Frequent toilet visits during the night
  • Headaches (particularly in the morning)
  • ✔ Feeling very sleepy during the day, even falling asleep
  • ✔ In men, impotence (inability to get or maintain an erection)

Factors that contribute to Sleep Apnoea

  • ✔ Being overweight *
  • ✔ Large collar size *
  • ✔ Existing diabetic *
  • ✔ Small lower jaw
  • ✔ Increasing age
  • ✔ Being male
  • ✔ Smoking
  • ✔ Alcohol
  • ✔ Use of sedatives
  • * - major contributors

 

If you are unsure whether you need a sleep study at all, please complete the OSA Questionnaire, which calculates your risk of OSA.