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What’s your Snore Score ?
#1
1. Are you a loud and/or regular snorer?
2. Have you been observed to gasp or stop breathing during sleep?
3. Do you feel tired or groggy upon awakening, or do you awaken with a headache?
4. Are you often tired or fatigued during the wake time hours?
5. Do you fall asleep sitting, reading, watching TV or driving?
6. Do you often have problems with memory or concentration?

If you have one or more of these symptoms you are at higher risk for having obstructive sleep apnea. If you are also overweight, have a large neck, and/or have high blood pressure the risk increases even further.

If you or someone close to you answers "yes" to any of the above questions, you should discuss your symptoms with your physician or a sleep specialist.
[Source: American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA)]
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STOP BANG Questionnaire

Height _____ inches/cm Weight _____ lb/kg
Age _____
Male/Female
BMI _____
Collar size of shirt: S, M, L, XL, or _____ inches/cm
Neck circumference* _____ cm
1. Snoring
Do you snore loudly (louder than talking or loud enough to be heard
through closed doors)?
Yes ....................No
2. Tired
Do you often feel tired, fatigued, or sleepy during daytime?
Yes ...................No
3. Observed
Has anyone observed you stop breathing during your sleep?
Yes ...................No
4. Blood pressure
Do you have or are you being treated for high blood pressure?
Yes ...................No
5. BMI
BMI more than 35 kg/m2?
Yes ....................No
6. Age
Age over 50 yr old?
Yes ....................No
7. Neck circumference
Neck circumference greater than 40 cm?
Yes.................... No
8. Gender
Gender male?
Yes ..................No

High risk of OSA: answering yes to three or more items
Low risk of OSA: answering yes to less than three items
Adapted from: STOP Questionnaire
A Tool to Screen Patients for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
[Source: American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA)]
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Calculate Your Body Mass Index
http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/
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Daytime Sleepiness Test - Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS)
http://www.apneaboard.com/sleep-apnea-in...iness-test
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Berlin Questionnaire (for sleep apnea)
http://www.sleepapnea.org/assets/files/p...nnaire.pdf
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#2
Even my PAP says I snore! LOL!
As always, YMMV! You do not have to agree or disagree, I am not a professional so my mental meanderings are simply recollections of things from my own life.

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#3
I think a more interesting poll here would be, who DOESN'T snore without their machine?

I would bet there aren't too many with OSA who sleep quietly without some help.
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#4
I answered yes to all of the questions except whether anyone observes me gasping or stopping breathing--but only because I live alone and there is no one to observe. I've had problems with multiple neighbors in my apartment building banging on the walls and waking me up.
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#5
The only ones I answer yes to are #4 and #6.
#4 can also be caused by insomnia not apnea. (I discovered my insomnia was caused by a prescription medication)
#6 can be caused by medications/aging.

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(07-12-2012, 03:13 PM)big_dave Wrote: I've had problems with multiple neighbors in my apartment building banging on the walls and waking me up.

Wow! That must be some pretty loud snoring!!
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