HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE OSA?
There are three main signs of OSA sufferers experience including; loud persistent snoring, pauses in breathing (apneas) accompanied with gasping episodes when sleeping and excessive tiredness during waking hours.
You may also have trouble concentrating and experience morning headaches, dryness of the mouth or mood changes such as irritability, anxiety or depression.
Mostly it is friends and family that notice these changes and can be a useful resource in asking if they notice you snoring or any apnea episodes while you are asleep or nap. Your doctor will also be a useful source in identifying any symptoms common to daytime tiredness.