Sleep Apnea Symptoms

Sleep apnea can affect people in different ways and symptoms may not always be readily apparent. Snoring or pauses in breathing throughout the night may not register right away unless your partner has witnessed these events happening. And although you may notice sleepiness or fatigue, it’s easy to want to explain that away as something like stress or another temporary factor.

Sleep apnea is more than just snoring. Although snoring is one of the more obvious symptoms, it’s not the only indicator. Can you relate to any of these symptoms?

  • Temporary pauses in breathing
  • Choking or gasping sounds while sleeping
  • Inconsistent sleep
  • Mood shifts
  • Morning headaches
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Memory loss

The only way to confirm that you have sleep apnea is to be diagnosed by a sleep specialist or medical practitioner. If you suffer from any of these symptoms, sign up for your free online sleep screening. If you screen positive, you can take an at-home sleep apnea test in the comfort of your own home. Your results will then be reviewed by a board-certified sleep doctor who will then provide an official diagnosis.

Find out if your symptoms are a result of sleep apnea, so you can take the proper steps to treat it. The sooner you take the first step, the sooner you can sleep and feel better. Take the free, no-obligation online screening today.

Find out more information about sleep apnea and what you can do to treat it.
Why Take the Sleep Apnea Test?

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Sleep Screening Questions
Choose the most appropriate answer for each question:
In the last three months, have you had a heart attack or cardiac ablation (a procedure done to control an abnormal hearth rhythm)?
Do you have recurring chest pain attributed to your heart that requires frequent medication changes?
Have you been diagnosed with an abnormal heart rhythm that requires frequent medication changes?
Do you have congestive heart failure for which you have been recently admitted to the hospital or ER in the last three months?
Do you have congestive heart failure that has required frequent treatment in the last 3 months?
Do you have COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) or asthma that requires frequent medication changes?
Are you on continuous oxygen therapy (do you use oxygen therapy for most of the day)?
In the last 3 months, have you had a stroke?
Do you have a weakness due to a neuromuscular condition that requires the help of an assistant to dress and clothe you?
Do you use opioid pain medications for chronic pain or other conditions?
Do you have any known sleep disorders such as severe insomnia, central sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome?
What is your weight?

(this information is needed in order to calculate your BMI.)

What is your height?

(this information is needed in order to calculate your BMI.)

Finally, do you have any other conditions, physical limitations or other issues that would keep you from applying and wearing a sleep test device while you sleep?

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Sleep Screening Questions
Use this scale to determine your level of sleepiness. Choose the most appropriate number for each situation:
Sitting and reading :
Watching TV :
Sitting inactive in a public place :
As a passenger in a motor vehicle for an hour or more :
Lying down to rest in the afternoon when circumstances permit :
Sitting and talking to someone :
Sitting quietly after lunch without alcohol :
In a car, while stopped for a few minutes in traffic :

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Sleep Screening Questions
Choose the most appropriate answer for each question:
Do you snore loudly?
Do you feel fatigued during the day or do you wake up feeling like you haven’t slept?
Have you been told you stop breathing at night or do you gasp for air or choke while sleeping?
Do you have high blood pressure or are you on medication to control high blood pressure?
Is your body mass index greater than 35?
Are you 50 years or older?
Are you a male with a neck circumference greater than 17 inches, or a female with a neck circumference greater than 16 inches?
Are you a male?

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Patient Testimonials

Honestly, I thought I was just guilty of snoring every now and then, but my wife insisted it was something more. The home test was easy to use and within a week I was diagnosed with sleep apnea. I would’ve never guessed I was waking up so much during the night. Glad I got tested, so I could get started with CPAP treatment right away.

Tom H.

I didn’t really want to go to a sleep study, so thankfully, there was the free online assessment. Afterwards, they sent me the test and I only had to use it a couple of nights and now I know for sure that sleep apnea was what was causing me to be so tired. I’ve been doing CPAP therapy for a few weeks now, and have never felt better.

Joe D.

I was putting off getting tested because I didn’t have time to go into a lab. Plus, I didn’t want to be monitored while I sleep. The process of taking the at-home sleep apnea test was simple. If it wasn’t for that, I’d probably still be undiagnosed.

Mike B.

I knew I wasn’t getting great sleep, but I thought I could manage it myself. I would sleep sitting up in a recliner chair just to try to keep myself from waking up during the night, but I never felt completely rested. It wasn’t until I fell asleep at a traffic light that I realized this wasn’t something I could treat myself. It was hard, but I’m glad I finally got the CPAP treatment I need for my sleep apnea.

Carol S.

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