- Are you a loud and/or regular snorer?
- Have you been observed to gasp or stop breathing during sleep?
- Do you feel tired or groggy upon awakening, or do you awaken with a headache?
- Are you often tired or fatigued during the wake time hours?
- Do you fall asleep sitting, reading, watching TV or driving?
- 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
If you or someone close to you answers YES to any of the above questions, you should discuss your symptoms with your doctor or a sleep specialist. Different treatment options exist; which is right for you depends upon the severity of your apnea and other aspects of the disorder. Talk to your doctor about choices. Untreated, obstructive sleep apnea can be extremely serious and cannot be ignored.
Snore Score™ Questionnaire Developed by the American Sleep Apnea Association