If you are suffering from cardiopulmonary problems, severe rhinitis, obesity, irregular thyroid gland excretion or having short chin and large tonsil (more common for children), be cautious and check whether you have symptoms of sleep apnea.
Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
Loud constant snoring or cessation of breath during sleep
Excessive daytime fatigue
Difficult to concentrate
High blood pressure
A dry mouth upon awakening
Frequent nocturnal urination (nocturia)
What are its consequences?
Sleep Apnea increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, leading to heart failure, heart attack and stroke. For individuals whose age are above 60, they may suffer from hypertension as well. Besides, sufferers of severe sleep apnea are two to three times more likely to be involved in auto accidents than the general population, mainly due to falling asleep while driving.