Apnea sufferers are rarely aware of the breathless episodes which are characteristic of this sleep problem and many cases go untreated due to people not suspecting they might be sufferers. Mostly a family member, more particularly a bed partner, first suspects the symptoms of sleep apnea. The latest research has proven that up to 90% of people that suffer with sleep apnea don’t even realize they’ve got it. Others could be aware but do not believe that sleeping issues are a medical problem. Even if they are having problems they fail to relate them to their doctor and as a consequence go undiagnosed and untreated.