Symptoms of Sleep Apnoea

Sleep Apnoea has other symptoms like irritability, fuzzy
headedness, poor focus and increased nocturnal urination.
Many of our clients report a variety of abnormal symptoms.
So if you arenot sure or have any further questions, send a
sleep physician a message at the bottom of this page or call
Total Sleep Care.

Common signs and symptoms  

•   It takes more than 30 minutes to fall asleep at night

•   You awaken frequently in the night and then have trouble falling back to sleep again

•   You awaken too early in the morning

•   You frequently don’t feel well refreshed despite spending 7-8 hours or more in bed at night

•   You feel sleepy during the day and fall asleep within 5 minutes if you have the opportunity to nap, or you fall asleep at inappropriate times during the day.

•   Your bed partner claims you snore loudly, snort, gasp or make choking sounds while you sleep, or your partner notices your breathing stops for short periods

•   You have creeping, tingling or crawling feelings in your legs that are relieved by moving or massaging them, especially in the evening and when you try to fall asleep

•   You have vivid, dreamlike experiences while falling asleep or dozing

•   You have episodes of sudden muscle weakness when you are angry, fearful or when you laugh

•   You feel as though you cannot move when you first wake

•   Your bed partner notes that your legs or arms jerk often during sleep

•   You regularly need to use stimulants to stay awake during the day


Diagnosing Obstructive 
Sleep Apnoea (OSA)

A single overnight sleep study (polysomnography) can provide 
information on the presence or absence of OSA. Polysomnography 
is a painless procedure that measures multiple body signals while 
you sleep including your heart rate, brain waves and breathing.

Sleep Disorder Checklist

Identify some of the signs of Sleep Apnoea

•   Has your partner noticed that you gasp or stop breathing during sleep?

•   Do you often wake up feeling unrefreshed?

•   Do you sometimes feel excessively sleepy during the day?

•   Have your energy and motivation levels decreased?

•   Do you find it difficult to concentrate?

•   Do you often feel irritable, grumpy and depressed?

•   Are you overweight?

•   Are you a heavy snorer?  

If you answered YES to any of these questions, you may be at greater risk from Sleep Apnoea. 

About Total Sleep Care

Total Sleep Care comprises a team of Respiratory and 
Sleep Physicians, Neurologists, Ear, Nose and Throat 
Physicians, Psychologists, Exercise Physiologists, Dietitian’s 
and Dentists capable of providing a Total Sleep Care service 
ranging from fatigue management training and education 
for industry through sleep testing and sleep disorder treatment 
and management.

Have symptoms but not 

sure what they mean?

Why not ask a sleep physician today!