Test Your Knowledge! How Much Do You Know About Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is the most common sleep disorder related to breathing. While the effects on breathing occur during sleep, the effects on the body can happen all through the day, when a person is awake.

It is easy to see why some people may not realize they have sleep apnea. Unless a bed partner tells them about their snoring or they talk to their doctor about other symptoms, sleep apnea could go untreated for years. This could cause other issues for their physical or mental health.

The more we know about sleep apnea, the better we can look out for our own health and the health of those we love. For Sleep Awareness Week, let us put our knowledge to the test!

Take our sleep apnea quiz!

How many of these 9 questions can you correctly answer?


The most common type of sleep apnea is:


About how many people have sleep apnea in the United States?


True or False: Nearly 1 woman in 5 has obstructive sleep apnea


Sleep apnea is a condition in which ______ stops for short periods during sleep.


Which of the following is a symptom of sleep apnea?


True or False: People with untreated sleep apnea often wake feeling refreshed in the morning


Which of the following is NOT a way to diagnose sleep apnea?


The most common sleep apnea treatment is _________


Untreated sleep apnea can cause:

How many did you get right?

0 to 3: Maybe it is time to brush up on your sleep apnea knowledge. Check out this article by Aaron, a sleep tech, who writes about recognizing the signs of sleep apnea.

4 to 6: Nice job! Want to take your knowledge to the next level? Read what our community says is the hardest thing about living with sleep apnea.

7 to 9: Pro-status! You clearly have some experience with sleep apnea. Are you interested in sharing your experience with others so they can learn more? Tell us about your sleep apnea journey.

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