Sleep Apnea Symptoms

Sleep apnea symptoms are characterized by a disruption in sleep due to the cessation of breathing during sleep.


Periods of pause or cessation in breathing during sleep is called sleep apnea. It usually occurs in adults but sometimes occurs in children. Diagnosis of sleep apnea is mainly based on the patient’s medical history. However, several tests exist that may be used in confirming the diagnosis. Sleep apnea may be treated through surgery or non-surgical methods (See: Sleep Apnea Treatment).