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Sleep Quiz

“STOP-BANG” Sleep Apnea Questionnaire

Take this simple, short quiz to help determine whether you are at risk for having sleep apnea:


Do you SNORE loudly (louder than talking or loud enough to be heard through closed doors)?   YES  /  NO

Do you often feel TIRED, fatigued, or sleepy during daytime?  YES  /  NO

Has anyone OBSERVED you stop breathing during your sleep?  YES  /  NO

Do you have or are you being treated for high blood PRESSURE?  YES  /  NO

If you answered “YES” to two or more of the above questions, then you are ranked as being at high risk for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

The “STOP” portion of the questionnaire, when combined with the “BANG” portion (B, body mass index; A, age; N, neck circumference; and G, gender) increases the sensitivity for predicting OSA.


BMI: Overweight/Obese? (BMI more than 35)?  YES  /  NO

AGE over 50 years old?  YES  /  NO

Neck circumference > 16 inches (40cm)?  YES  /  NO

Gender: Male?  YES  /  NO

TOTAL "STOP-BANG" SCORE ________________

YES to more than 5 questions: HIGH risk of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) 
YES to 3-4 questions: Intermediate risk of OSA
YES to 0-2 questions: Low risk of OSA