Zzzzzzzzzzz … How much do you know about sleep apnea?
by Staff
Every night, millions of people get mediocre rest because breathing problems disrupt their sleep cycle. Take this quiz to learn about sleep apnea.

Sleep apnea affects approximately how many people worldwide?

  • more than 5 million
  • more than 12 million
  • more than 100 million

Which of the following ethnic groups is more prone to sleep apnea?

  • Caucasians
  • Native Americans
  • Hispanics

Which of these is NOT a type of sleep apnea?

  • obstructive
  • restrictive
  • central

How many deaths per year are linked to cardiovascular issues tied to sleep apnea in the U.S.?

  • 1,200
  • 27,002
  • 38,000

Sleep apnea has been linked to all of the following conditions except:

  • stroke
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • diabetes

Sleep apnea victims are three to five times more likely to be involved with what?

  • a car crash
  • sleep walking
  • their bosses

Which of the following is NOT a symptom of sleep apnea?

  • mood swings
  • weight loss
  • difficulty concentrating

CPAP stands for:

  • calibrated pulminary articulation process
  • chronic passive active patterns
  • continous positive airway pressure

Which of these is a dental device useful in treating sleep apnea patients?

  • palate pusher
  • tongue retaining device
  • oral spacer

What does MAD stand for in reference to treating sleep apena patients?

  • more air demand
  • mandibular advancement device
  • mothers against dentists

Approximately what percentage of sleep apnea sufferers is overweight?

  • Less than 10
  • 30
  • 70

How many pounds would you need to lose to reduce your risk of sleep apnea by 30 percent?

  • 5
  • 10
  • 20

In which position should sleep apnea sufferers NOT sleep?

  • on their abdomens
  • on their backs
  • on their sides

Approximately 75 percent of childhood sleep apnea conditions are cured if this is removed.

  • high fructose corn syrup
  • Justin Bieber albums
  • their tonsils and/or adenoids

The most common type of surgery for sleep apnea is called:

  • salpingoophorectomy
  • trabeculoplasty
  • uvulopalatopharyngoplasty

In a pillar implant procedure, this is inserted into the soft palate:

  • polyester string
  • a microchip
  • collagen

A sleep apnea sufferer could experience this many pauses in breathing per night:

  • up to 100
  • up to 400
  • up to 600

Approximately how many Americans have undiagnosed sleep apena?

  • 1 in 2
  • 1 in 50
  • 1 in 1,000

A pause in breathing while sleeping for a sleep apnea victim typically lasts how long?

  • 1 to 5 seconds
  • 10 to 20 seconds
  • 30 to 40 seconds

The test used during a sleep study to determine whether or not you have sleep apnea is called what?

  • polysomnogram
  • cholescintigraphy
  • apheresis