Clues You Might Have Obstructive Sleep ApneaHow can you tell if you have sleep apnea?  According to this article on WebMD, the only real way is to have a sleep study, a test that records your sleep. Learn more about some common signs of sleep apnea, as experts say.

“Snoring, the most definitive sign of sleep apnea — waking up to breathe — is often witnessed by a bed partner. People with sleep apnea frequently wake up for a few seconds to gasp for air. This can happen hundreds of times a night in people with severe sleep apnea, Owens says.”

“If someone witnesses you waking up repeatedly at night, it’s very suggestive of obstructive sleep apnea,” he tells WebMD. “Increasingly, I get wives who come in with little movies on their cell phones that show what their husband looks like at night. That’s very convincing.”

“If you don’t have a bed partner to catch your gasping or snoring on camera, the only signs of sleep apnea you may notice are morning headaches or extreme sleepiness during the day, says Lisa Shives, MD, medical director of Northshore Sleep Medicine in Evanston, Ill.”

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