Are You at Risk for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)?
OSA is a respiratory sleep disorder, identified by a lack of oxygen in the blood stream due to obstructed breathing. It is typically accompanied by loud snoring and gasping or choking while trying to sleep. It has been linked to everything from premature death, increase risk in motor vehicle collisions, and a myriad of health conditions. Below is a quick and easy way to see how at risk you may be for OSA.
Give yourself one point for each Yes response.
- Do you snore loudly (louder than talking or loud enough to be heard through closed doors)?
- Do you often feel tired, fatigued, or sleepy during daytime?
- Do you or has anyone observed you stop breathing or gasp during your sleep?
- Do you have or are you being treated for high blood pressure?
- Age over 50 years old?
- Neck circumference > 17” (Male) or >16” (Female)?
- Gender: Male?
- Is your BMI score 30 or higher? Refer to charts below.
Add up your score and compare to the table to see where you fit.