Do You Have Obstructive Sleep Apnea? Take Our At Home Sleep Test!

If you snore loudly or have concerns regarding your sleep health it is a great idea to take our self assessed sleep quiz to discover how likely you are to have sleep apnea. All you need to do is answer a few questions below to get an understanding of your symptoms and what it could mean for your sleep health.

Are You At Risk Of Sleep Apnea Or Other Sleep Disorders?

Our online sleep test is primarily an indicator for sleep apnea related conditions. However, if you have trouble falling asleep, suffer from high blood pressure, snoring fatigue or have unusual breathing patterns while sleeping this test is a great first step before consulting a healthcare professional or sleep physicians.

If you are concerned about potentially harmful sleep disorders, we recommend an overnight sleep study to find a conclusive diagnosis for your symptoms. An overnight sleep study will take note of your breathing effort, blood oxygen levels, heart rate, and more to find out why you may feel tired after sleeping.

In-home sleep tests are a great way to identify potential warning signs from the comfort of your own home.

What Will I Get Out Of This Online Sleep Apnea Quiz?

This online sleep apnea quiz should be the first step in seeking sleep therapy. Once you take our short OSA sleep test, you should find out how likely it is that you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, and you will qualify for a free phone consultation with one of our clinicians.

From here, you could undertake a sleep study or browse our CPAP machine or device catalogue to find out what may suit you. Our goal here is to make sure you can get a good nights sleep and improve the quality of you life.

Why Do I Stop Breathing When I Sleep?

The most common reason people stop breathing is due to obstructive sleep apnea. This is where a blockage in a persons upper airway, usually caused by airway tissue, causes the tongue to fall against the throat or soft palate making it difficult to breath.

Snoring is also another symptom of sleep apnea that is caused by this blockage and can result in a myriad of sleeping related health conditions.

Why Can't I Sleep During The Night?

There are a number of factors that increase the risk of developing a sleeping disorder and result in difficulty sleeping during the night. These can include:

  • Stress or Anxiety
  • Poor diet - including smoking and alcohol consumption
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension - high blood pressure
  • Having a smaller or narrowed airways

What Are The Warning Signs Of Sleep Apnea?

Signs of sleep apnoea can include:

  • Fatigue
  • Loud snoring
  • Excessive weight gain
  • Shortness of breath while sleeping
  • Mood changes throughout the day
  • Waking up during the night

If you are concerned about any of these symptoms, taking our sleep quiz or an at home test will give you the opportunity to seek treatment or diagnosis. If obstructive sleep apnea is left untreated, it can lead to more serious health implications such as stroke, heart failure, high blood pressure or diabetes.

How Can I Reduce The Risk Of Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is treatable and can be eased with certain lifestyle changes. These lifestyle changes will result in a reduced change of developing sleep apnea and will result in better overall health.

  • Exercise regularly
  • Drink and smoke moderately
  • Try not to sleep on your back
  • Use allergy medications including nasal decongestants
  • Avoid relying anti-anxiety drugs or sleeping medication

How Is Sleep Apnea Diagnosed?

Sleep apnea is usually diagnosed with an overnight sleep study called a ‘polysomnogram’. Tests like these are usually done within a sleep clinic but you do have the option of hiring the appropriate equipment to undertake the test at home. The machines used will monitor your blood oxygen levels, brain activity, heart rate, and breathing.

Once the results are available from the testing device, they will be sent to a sleep specialist who then will make a diagnosis from the results.

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