Sleep Apnea Symptoms

Sleep apnea symptoms have two categories: daytime symptoms and nighttime symptoms. Although this sleep disorder typically targets boys and men, it can affect people of all ages, genders and ethnic groups.


The symptoms of sleep apnea can happen in short intervals throughout the night. They are more pronounced while sleeping on the back, and maybe somewhat relieved by turning over to the side. Some of the common symptoms are:

  • Gasping for air, choking and snoring.
  • Constant irritation of the throat & throat soreness
  • Continually waking up throughout the night
  • Night sweats

Many people do not realize they are experiencing sleep apnea until it becomes a more complex issue. If you or your partner are experiencing any of the above symptoms, contact Dr. Perkins today for a sleep apnea diagnosis.


Due to lack of sleep, patients often show signs of irritability, agitation and angry, hostile behavior during the day. These symptoms pose a continuous danger, especially if the person is prone to fatigue while driving or operating heavy machinery. Without an effective treatment, these symptoms can lead to more serious conditions such as high blood pressure, heart conditions, and diabetes.

If you or someone you know experiences any of the above symptoms, contact our Vancouver WA office today! Dr. Blake Perkins is a highly knowledgeable sleep apnea dentist who can provide numerous sleep apnea solutions, many of which do not involve a CPAP machine.