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1801 2nd Avenue Des Moines, IA 50314 Phone: (515) 243-2886 Fax: (515) 243-2621 Toll Free: (800) 388-1187

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Sleep Apnea

Symptoms and Facts

Warning signs and symptoms of sleep apnea include:

  • Frequent silences during sleep due to breaks in breathing (apnea)  
  • Choking or gasping during sleep to get air into the lungs
  • Loud snoring
  • Sudden awakenings to restart breathing or waking up in a sweat
  • Daytime sleepiness and feeling un-refreshed by a night’s sleep, including falling asleep at inappropriate times