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7 signs you have sleep apnea

Sleep apnea can cause major health problems in the long run. Scroll through the symptoms and find out if you suffer from the condition.

Written by Tania Tarafdar | Updated : February 22, 2017 5:20 PM IST

Diseases-symptoms Of Sleep Apnea-THS

With today’s fast-paced lifestyle, increasing screen time at night and 24*7 activity, sleep disorders are common. Sleep apnea is one of the most common sleeping disorders that can lead to serious health concerns in the long run. To find out if you are a victim too, watch out for these signals.

Pauses In Breathing-THS

You may also experience frequent breaks or pauses in breathing. In obstructive sleep apnea, the fatty tissues of your throat tend to relax during sleep, which restricts airflow in the airways, causing you to stop breathing for a few seconds.


Chronic fatigue is one of the most common symptoms of sleep apnea. All those pauses and interruptions during your sleep can make you feel excessively tired all day long. You may feel like dozing off at inappropriate times and also face difficulty concentrating. Also Read - First Drug Approved For Hot Flashes: Know What Causes Them?


Sufferers of sleep apnea often complain of a headache. When there are breaks in your breathing during the night, less oxygen makes its way to your brain. Low oxygen levels widen your blood vessels and cause vascular headaches.


If you are overweight or obese, you are more likely to have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea can often occur due to the excessive fatty tissues that build up in the neck and throat. The fat tissues can cause obstructions to the airways and lead to pauses in breathing.