It’s important to take sleep apnea seriously. Start by completing this clinically-developed quiz to see if you might be at risk.
Sleep apnea is a significant health problem and, when left untreated, affects many serious chronic conditions including drug-resistant hypertension, heart disease, and diabetes. The good news is that treating sleep apnea has been shown to improve patients’ quality of life and may help improve glucose control, lower blood pressure, and improve heart health. Talk to your doctor if your lack of sleep is affecting your lifestyle, especially if you suffer from any of these conditions.
You may be suffering from sleep apnoea.Sleep apnoea affects more than 3 in 10 men and nearly 1 in 5 women,* so rest assured, you’re not alone. If you think you might have a sleep disorder such as sleep apnoea, you should make an appointment to talk to your doctor.
*Sleep-disordered breathing affects 34% of men and 17% of women aged between 30-70.Peppard et al. Increased prevalence of sleep-disordered breathing in adults. Am J Epidemiol. 2013 (5.17)