I have been told that I snore and some times skip a beat. Is this signs of sleep apnea?
Doctors Answers (3)
The cardinal signs of obstructive sleep apnea are: 1. Snoring 2. Witnessed apnea 3. Daytime fatigue and/or sleepiness 4. Night time urination 5. Hypertension If you have even two of the above you should be evaluated for sleep apnea. You say you sometimes "skip a beat" which I assume is your heartbeat. That would be number 6 on the list.
Snoring, pauses in breathing in sleep, waking up gasping for air,morning headaches, waking up numerous times during the night to go to the bathroom, being unrefreshed in the morning after sufficient sleep.
Signs of sleep apnea can include snoring and your irregular breathing. Other symptoms include: occasionally waking up with a choking or gasping sensation, sleepiness or lack of energy during the day, sleepiness while driving, morning headaches, restless leg syndrome, forgetfulness, mood changes and a decreased interest in sex and recurrent awakenings or insomnia.