Sleep Apnea Quiz

What is sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by irregular breathing patterns while sleeping – including shallow breaths or even pauses in breathing for a few seconds or up to minute. These pauses in breathing are called apneas. It is also characterized by a reduction in blood oxygen levels. To restart breathing, the body jolts itself awake most often subconsciously which often results in a loud snore or snorting sound. Apnea events occur continuously throughout the night and prevent you from remaining in a deep sleep. The result is unhealthy, light sleeping which causes excessive daytime tiredness among a host of other afflictions which have been correlated to sleep deprivation. Sleep apnea is typically an ongoing issue and many remain undiagnosed.

How do I know if I have sleep apnea?

If you think you may have sleep apnea, we recommend you schedule an appointment with a your physician. If you’re not sure, take our sleep apnea quiz below. If your score highly, you may be at risk.

Sleep Apnea Quiz

Are you a male
Are you currently over the age of 50?
Do you frequently feel unusually tired during the daytime?If you're not sure, try taking the Epworth Sleepiness Scale
Is your Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 30? (Use the BMI calculator to the right)
Would you be considered as overweight?
Are you, or have you ever been, treated for high blood pressure?
Do you usually snore when you sleep?
Do others tell you that you snort, stop breathing, or gasp for air when you're sleeping?
Do you often wake up from sleep 3 or more times per night?
Does your neck circumference exceed the following:17 inches if you're a Male
16 inches if you're a Female

 

RESULTS:

Inconclusive but not likely.

Legend: Based on number of "Yes" responses.

1 - 3
Inconclusive but not likely
4 - 6
Potential sleep disorder. We suggest taking the Epworth test for additional confirmation.
7 and up
High likelihood and we suggest speaking with your doctor directly about your symptoms.