What are the warning signs of sleep apnea?
Common symptoms of sleep apnea include:
- Loud or frequent snoring.
- Silent pauses in breathing.
- Choking or gasping sounds.
- Daytime sleepiness or fatigue.
- Unrefreshing sleep.
- Morning headaches.
- Nocturia (waking during the night to go to the bathroom)
Why do I keep waking up and tossing and turning?
Restless leg syndrome or sleeping on your stomach. Stomach sleeping can lead to neck and back pain that causes tossing and turning. Everyday worrying can also lead to feeling restless at night. However, tossing and turning could be the result of something more serious, like sleep apnea or depression.
How can I sleep without tossing and turning?
How to Stop Tossing and Turning All Night Long
- Don’t stay in bed tossing and turning.
- As soon as you’re sleepy, get back in bed.
- When you get out of bed during the night, do a mind dump.
- Avoid poor sleep behaviors.
- Go to sleep when you’re sleepy and keep a regular wakeup time.
- Get exposure to sunlight during the day, if you can.
- Avoid bright lights near bedtime.
Can Sleep Apnea come on suddenly?
Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder in which an individual’s breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep. Symptoms include daytime sleepiness, loud snoring, and restless sleep. Around 1 in 5 adults have mild symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), while 1 in 15 have moderate-to-severe symptoms.