Story by: Rebecca Hall on March 7, 2019
Sleep apnea affects millions of people in the U.S. each year. Luckily, it is among the easiest sleep disorders to treat.
Sleep apnea symptoms include loud snoring, excessive daytime sleepiness and fatigue. People suffering from sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during sleep — as many as several hundred times a night. This results in multiple awakenings, which may cause sleepiness during waking hours. Sleep apnea can have major consequences if not treated. Headaches, high blood pressure, heart arrhythmia, heart attack and stroke have been associated with sleep apnea.
The following are just a few examples of how treating sleep apnea can positively affect your overall health.
Learn more about how the eight links to heart disease, including sleep apnea, impact your heart health and what you can do to lower your risk of heart disease.
Screening and treating sleep apnea are now considered part of a routine preventive sleep medicine program and should be part of any regular physical exam.
Take the quiz below to assess your sleep habits. Share the results with your health care provider, or call your nearest Norton Sleep Center at (502) 559-5559 to find out more about diagnosis and treatment.
Answer each question. Your score will appear at the end of the survey, then learn more about what your score means in the scoring guide.
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Use your total points out of 20, displayed at the top of the quiz when you submit your answers.
Quiz developed by David H. Winslow, M.D., pulmonologist and sleep medicine specialist with Norton Pulmonary Specialists and Norton Sleep Center.
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