There are a variety of symptoms that can be caused by sleep apnea. Generally about half of all individuals with sleep apnea report morning or evening headaches as one of
the symptoms. Other symptoms caused by sleep apnea are as follows: excessive sleepiness during the day, waking unrefreshed, lack of ability to concentrate, heartburn, swelling of the legs, sweating while sleeping, and chest pains while sleeping. Less noticeable symptoms of sleep apnea are the nighttime issues of the actual apnea episodes, or times when breathing stops, as well as loud snoring, restlessness while sleeping, and choking or gasping while sleeping. Some symptoms that are manifest in children with sleep apnea may include bed wetting, poor school performance, and a potential lack of proper growth.