If you answer yes to 1 or 2 of these questions, you may be at risk for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). If you answer yes to 3 questions, your risk is high.
- Snoring? Do you snore louder than talking or loud enough to be heard through closed doors?
- Tired? Do you feel tired during the day, even after a "good" night's sleep?
- Observed breathing interruption while sleeping? Has anyone ever seen you stop breathing while you're sleeping?
- Pressure: High blood pressure? Do you have high blood pressure, or are you being treated for it?
- Body mass index (BMI) over 35? Do you weigh more than you should for your height?
- Age: Over 50? Your risk for OSA increases as you get older.
- Neck size: Large? Does your neck measure more than 15 3/4 inches around? (Even higher risk is over 16 inches for women, or 17 inches for men.)
- Gender: Male? OSA is more common in men than in women.