Risk for sleep apnea increases with age and with being overweight or obese. Although apnea affects both genders, men are at higher risk than women. Diagnosis requires a sleep study, either in your home or a sleep lab. The free SleepScore App is a good start for learning how well you sleep at home.
The most common treatment involves use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). Left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to serious consequences such as high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and depression.
If you think you might be suffering from sleep apnea, talk to your doctor.