Assess Your Risk for Sleep Apnea

STOP-BANG

The STOP-BANG questionnaire is one of the most widely accepted screening tools used for determining your risk for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Achieving good sleep and good health is a journey that can begin with a sleep screening tool to evaluate your risk and take control of your health.

There are a number of factors to consider in risk assessment for a sleep disorder, such as a sleep history and self-reported symptoms. But sleep apnea can only be determined and diagnosed by completing a sleep study, either in the lab or at home.

STOP-BANG is an acronym, which stands for Snoring, Tiredness, Observed apnea, blood Pressure, Body mass index, Age, Neck circumference and Gender.

Take the brief self-administered test below and see if you are at risk for sleep apnea.

Woman trouble sleeping on pillow

Assess Your Risk for Sleep Apnea

Snoring
1. Do you snore loudly (louder than talking or loud enough to be heard through closed doors)?
Tired
2. Do you often feel tired, fatigued, or sleepy during the daytime (such as falling asleep during driving or talking to someone)?
Observed
3. Has anyone observed you stop Breathing or choking/gasping during your sleep?
Pressure
4. Do you have or are you being treated for High Blood Pressure?
Body Mass Index
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Age
6. Are you over 50 years old?
Neck Size (Measured around Adams apple)
7. Is your neck size large?

Male - Is your shirt collar 17 inches or larger?
Female - Is your shirt collar 16 inches or larger? 

Gender
8. Are you of the male gender?
Donald R. Dexter, Jr., DMD