Risk Self Assessment

The following questionnaires will help you determine if you have an increased risk for obstructive sleep apnea. A diagnosis can only be made by a doctor who is a sleep specialist.

For more information please contact us at 718-638-9035.

The Epworth Sleepiness Scale

How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations, in contrast to feeling just tired? This refers to your usual way of life in recent times. Even if you have not done some of these things recently, try to work out how they would have affected you. Use he following scale to choose the most appropriate number for each situation:

0 = would never doze
1 = slight chance of dozing
2 = moderate chance of dozing
3 = high chance of dozing

Rate from 0 - 3 the chances of dozing off in the following situations:

*The higher the score, the greater the chance of diagnoses of OSA.

The STOP-Bang Questionnaire

1. Snoring

Do you snore loudly (louder than talking or loud enough to be heard through closed doors)?

2. Tired

Do you often feel tired, fatigued or sleepy during daytime?

3. Observed

Has anyone observe you stopping breathing during your sleep?

4. Blood pressure

Do you have or are you being treated for high blood pressure?

5. BMI

BMI more than 35kg/m2? Click here for a BMI calculator

6. Age

Are you over 50 years old?

7. Neck Circumferce

Neck circumference greater than 17" (for men) or 16" (for women)?

8. Gender

Gender-Male?

High risk of OSA
’Yes’ to three or more items

Low risk of OSA

’Yes’ to less than three items

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