Sleep Apnea, you stop breathing repeatedly during sleep but might not realize it. It happens because the soft tissue in the throat, the “airway” through which we breathe, collapses cutting off the flow of air to the lungs. This can happen hundreds of times each night, usually accompanied by heavy snoring and gasps for breath. The symptoms of Sleep Apnea like snoring, excessive daytime sleepiness or poor concentration come across as harmless, regular conditions. They may be just a matter of inconvenience to you, but they indicate serious risk.
If you suspect you or a family member may have Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), you may want to consult your doctor. Treatment options are available, but diagnosis is the first step. The following quiz will help you to assess if you are at a risk of having Sleep Apnea. Once you've completed the quiz, you may download and print your results and take them to your doctor for evaluation, diagnosis and if appropriate, treatment.