Do you suffer from sleep apnea? You are not alone. Sleep apnea is on the rise globally, and particularly in the United States. Contact your primary care provider and ask to be tested for sleep apnea. Some clues that you may be at risk include: Daytime sleepiness, snoring, a thick neck, weight above normal for height, and breathing that stops during longer periods of time during sleep. Be equipped with the tools you need to protect yourself.