Sleeping Around...Our sleep is a pattern of stages that cycle throughout the night. Sleep apnea is a condition that disrupts that cycle. Snoring alone does not mean that a person has sleep apnea, although it can be a sign of it. If you are sleeping more than 7 hours a night without waking up for any other reasons and yet still find yourself falling asleep during the day, then you should talk to your doctor about getting a sleep study. If you are tired during the day but only sleeping 4 hours a night, or pulling an all nighter once a week, or sleeping widely different hours every night, then try to increase the quantity and consistency of your sleep before you start worrying about the quality. 6-7 hours a night is generally the goal for most of us.