(HealthDay News) -- Sleep apnea, most often characterized by
loud snoring, occurs when breathing pauses briefly or becomes
shallow during sleep. This often results in poor sleep and can make
a person very tired during the day.
The U.S. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute says common
symptoms of sleep apnea may include:
- Very loud and persistent snoring, with occasional pauses.
Choking or gasping sounds may follow these pauses.
- Snoring that is worse when sleeping on the back.
- Daytime drowsiness.
- Having a headache or a dry throat when the person wakes in the
- Difficulty concentrating, learning and remembering.
- Irritability, depression or changes in personality.
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