The Takeaway

The major symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea are loud snoring, daytime sleepiness, pauses in breathing while asleep, and episodes of waking at night feeling short of breath or gasping for air.

Man Sleeping in Meeting
Do you experience daytime

Surprisingly, despite dozens or even hundreds of awakenings per night, most adults with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have no recollection of these events. In fact, often the only evidence of this serious condition might be daytime fatigue and reports of loud snoring from bed partners. However, most people with OSA usually have one or more of the following symptoms. Do you have any of them? 

Dr. Lawrence J. Epstein explains the three classic
features of obstructive sleep apnea.

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