1. Loud Snoring
One of the biggest signs of sleep apnea you shouldn’t ignore is loud snoring. Snoring regularly is not normal and is usually an indication of a bigger problem at bay. Snoring is the sound of your airway tissues vibrating from having a narrow airway. The narrower the airway, the louder the snoring.
There are several reasons why you might have a narrow airway. For one, when you go to sleep, your muscles relax. This includes the muscles in the roof of your mouth, throat, and tongue. When they relax, they can fall back into the airway and cause it to become narrow and sometimes obstructed. Other reasons you might have a narrow airway include mouth anatomy, alcohol consumption, nasal problems, sleep deprivation, and sleep position.