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North Florida Regional Medical Center

The Most Common Sleep Disorder

Symptoms While Asleep

  • Loud, irregular snoring, snorting or gasping for breath
  • Sudden body movements before the person starts to breathe again
  • Excessive sweating during sleep
  • Irregular pounding or beating of the heart when gasping for breath

Symptoms While Awake

  • Excessive daytime sleeping or fatigue
  • Complaints of insomnia or lack of restful sleep
  • Rapid weight gain sometimes to the point of obesity
  • Confusion or brief memory loss
  • Unexplained morning headaches
  • High blood pressure
  • Impotence
  • Personality changes
  • Irritability