What are the symptoms of sleep apnea?

The symptoms of sleep apnea affect sleep, school and everyday activities. It can also cause other symptoms.

  • Sleep
  • Loud snoring
  • Pause in breathing while sleeping (You might notice this before your child does.)
  • Restlessness or trouble sleeping
  • School and everyday activities
  • Not doing well in school
  • Trouble concentrating or staying awake during the day, even after getting a full night's sleep

Other symptoms

  • Headaches or dry throat, especially in the morning

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