Sleep Apnea – Are You at Risk?

Screening for:


 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.