Sleep Apnea – Are You at Risk?
OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA
|S (snore)||Have you been told that you snore?||Yes / No|
|T (tired)||Are you often tired during the day?||Yes / No|
|O (obstruction)||Do you know if you stop breathing or has anyone witnessed you stop breathing while you are asleep?||Yes / No|
|P (pressure)||Do you have high blood pressure or on medication to control high blood pressure?||Yes / No|
If you answered YES to two or more questions on the STOP portion you are at risk for Obstructive Sleep Apnea. It is recommended that you contact a medical provider, such as The Pennsylvania Center for Dental Sleep Medicine to discuss a possible sleep disorder.
To find out of you are at moderate to severe risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, complete the BANG questions below.
|B (BMI)||Is your body mass index greater than 28?||Yes / No|
|A (age)||Are you 50 years old or older?||Yes / No|
|N (neck)||Are you a male with a neck circumference greater than 17 inches, or a female with a neck circumference greater than 16 inches?||Yes / No|
|G (gender)||Are you a male?||Yes / No|
The more questions you answer YES to on the BANG portion, the greater your risk of having moderate to severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea.