Here’s an easy self-assessment tool called STOP BANG that can help you understand your risk for obstructive sleep apnea. The higher the score on the 8-point scale, the more severe your risk.
How Do You Sleep?
S Do you snore loudly?
T Do you often feel tired, fatigued or sleepy during daytime?
O Has anyone observed you stop breathing during your sleep?
P Do you have or are you being treated for high blood pressure?
B Is your BMI greater than 35?
A Are you over age 50?
N Is your neck circumference greater than 16 inches?
G Are you a male?
Score: 0-2 low risk, 3-4 intermediate, 5-8 high risk
If you scored higher than 5, talk to your primary care provider about having a sleep assessment or contact Goshen Sleep & Allergy Medicine.