Symptoms are difficult to notice. Especially because the patient is usually asleep.
The symptoms experienced by patients can be confused with just a hectic lifestyle. Because the person experience most of the signs while asleep, it's difficult to notice that something is wrong. This means that sleep apnea can be very difficult to identify and diagnose, unless the patient has a spouse, roommate or significant other sleeping right next to them and hearing their loud snores.
Once you are diagnosed with sleep apnea, you must go on treatment immediately to reduce your risk for any serious complications. Though a CPAP machine can be daunting at first, it's a necessity. And, who knows, you may experience some unexpected benefits once you start your treatment.