Apnea Self-Test

Do I have Sleep Apnea?

Individuals with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) find they are groggy and sleepy during the day.  Sleep Apnea is a tiring ailment because it causes the body to briefly wake and resume sleeping multiple times in one night.  This disruptive sleep process occurs because apnea causes numerous instantaneous episodes of ceased air flow.

If you think you may suffer from OSA, and answer "Yes" to most of the questions below, please consult your doctor for an official apnea diagnosis. 

  1. Do you wake up every few hours during sleep?
  2. Does gasping for breath or choking ever cause you to wake at night?
  3. Has your bed partner noticed that you snore loudly or stop breathing while you sleep?
  4. Do you experience non-restorative sleep and wake up feeling groggy or tired?
  5. Have you been told your snoring rises and declines in volume?
  6. Do you experience daytime tiredness, especially when not involved in times of high activity?
  7. Do you feel the need to always take naps during the day or on weekends?
  8. Do you have a lack of motivation and energy?
  9. Are morning headaches a regular occurrence?  Lack of oxygen can cause headaches to be more frequent and significant upon waking.
  10. Do you happen to have elevated blood pressure levels?  Half of all patients who suffer from OSA have elevated blood pressure levels.