Try The Sleep Apnea Quiz

By | May 6, 2016

Have You Tried The Sleep Apnea Quiz? It Will Only Take A Minute.

Try taking this quick sleep apnea quiz to see if you might suffer from sleep apnea or some other form of sleep disorder. This quiz is designed to quickly and easily determine if you might have a sleep disorder that could be a factor in your overall health and well being. Please note that this should only be considered as a useful guide and the results should in no way be considered as a substitute for a medical assessment or diagnostic procedure.

Question Yes No
 Do you snore loudly and/or heavily while asleep?
 Do you often feel tired, fatigued, or sleepy during the daytime?
 Has anyone observed you stop breathing when you are asleep?
 Do you have high blood pressure?
 Are you overweight?
 Are you older than 50?
 Does your collar size measure more than 16 inches around?
 Do you have trouble with concentration?
 Do you often fall asleep or doze during the day when you’re not busy?
 Do you sometimes wake up gasping for breath?
 Do your legs often move or jerk when you are asleep?
 Are you moody or irritable during the day?
 Do you occasionally doze when you are driving or are stopped at a light?

If you answer yes to any of the following questions, you may have some form of sleeping problem and you may want to consult with your doctor to go over your results. This quiz could also be used in conjunction with a sleep diary. Depending on your answers for both of these, your doctor may want to arrange for you to have a sleep study done to confirm if you have sleep apnea.

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4 thoughts on “Try The Sleep Apnea Quiz

  1. Zaid Omar

    These are relatable questions, but the only reason I can think of is that I have recurring acid reflux. When it happens Id wake up gasping. Sometimea id choke on my saliva too. Damn annoying.

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    1. Shawn Post author

      Hi Zaid,
      Man, can I relate to your comment! I used to have acid reflux as well and it would always happen during the night, waking me up with that awful burning feeling. I do have a prescription for acid reflux medication but thankfully, I haven’t had any occurrences since I started on my CPAP machine, which was 10 months ago. I hope you’re able to find a solution to your acid reflux. I know it’s no fun!
      Regards,
      Shawn

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  2. Michael P

    Hi Shawn,
    Great site and very informative in all aspects of this condition.
    I took the liberty to run through this quiz and the only thing I have found was my snoring (according to my wife I snore, but I don’t hear anything). As for the other comment posted here I have on occasion felt I had acid reflux but not very often. As for everything else on here I have checked as no.
    I know I have an aquaintant who mentioned he has sleep apnea and does use the machine himself. Next time I see him I will suggest this site for him as it may be useful and helpful to him. Thanks

    Regards,
    Michael

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    1. Shawn Post author

      Hi Michael,
      Thanks very much for your comments and for taking the time to look at my site. I used to say the same thing to my wife! She would say I snore and I would say I didn’t because I didn’t hear myself. It got to the point that I would wake myself up because of my snoring. I used to have acid reflux as well, in fact I still have a prescription to deal with it, but ever since I’ve been on my CPAP machine, I no longer have any issues with it. By the sounds of it, you may not have sleep apnea, but if you start to find yourself tired during the day even after a “good” night’s sleep, and your wife says you still snore, you may want to go through the sleep study, just to be sure.
      I appreciate you referring my site to your acquaintance.
      Regards,
      Shawn

      Reply

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