It is often a spouse or loved one that notices sleep apnea.
Do you have Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea? Who does it affect?
Obstructive Sleep Apnea is the result of a collapse of the upper airway during sleep, interrupting airflow and reducing oxygen levels. It is severely undiagnosed in Canada and those suffering from it are usually unaware that they have it.
Answer the “STOP BANG” questionnaire to your right to see if you are at risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
Low Risk of OSA: YES to 0 – 2 questions
Moderate Risk of OSA: YES to 3 – 4 questions
High Risk of OSA: YES to 5 – 8 questions
S - SNORING
Do you snore loud enough to be heard through closed doors or loud enough to disturb your partner?
T - TIRED
Do you often feel tired, fatigued or sleep during the daytime?
O - OBSERVED
Has anyone observed you stop breathing, choking, or gasping while you were sleeping?
P - PRESSURE
Are you being treated for high blood pressure?
B - BODY MASS
Is your body mass index greater than 35kg/2?
A - AGE
Are you older than 50?
N - NECK SIZE
Is your neck size larger than 43 cm if male, or 41 cm if female?
G - GENDER
Are you male?