SYMPTOMS OF OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA
Excessive daytime sleepiness. Generally, patients risk falling asleep during the day while performing routine activities such as reading, watching TV, sitting inactively, lying down, or riding in a car while a passenger or stopped for a few minutes in traffic. Usually, these brief episodes of sleep do not seem to relieve their overall sense of sleepiness.
Irritability and impaired mental or emotional functioning. These types of symptoms are directly related to interrupted sleep.
Snoring. Bed partners may report very loud and interrupted snoring. Patients experience snoring associated with choking or gasps.