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Common Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a potentially serious and common sleep disorder in which breathing can be interrupted repeatedly when you are sleeping. If left untreated for an extended period, this condition would lead to heart disease and diabetes type 2 while raising the risks of heart attack and stroke. Sleep apnea could occur to adults, kids, and toddlers, though some of the signs can be different, depending on the age. Here are the top 10 common symptoms of sleep apnea that you need to know.

Sore Throat

It is not uncommon for people with sleep apnea to experience a sore and dry throat on awakening. This is because their mouths are often open during the night with frequent and deep snoring. As a result, the mucous membranes in this part tends to dry out and cause painful, uncomfortable feeling in your throat for many days. The symptom would get even worse if you have an obstructive sore throat. Since this is a very common sign of other health issues, make sure to visit your doctor for a precise diagnosis and early treatments. [1]