The STOP BANG questionnaire is used as a patient screening tool for sleep apnoea. It has been shown to be highly sensitive to the presence of sleep disordered breathing and may be used in conjunction with the Epworth Sleep Scale and modified Berlin Questionnaire.
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?
Has anyone observed you stop breathing during your sleep?
(P) Blood Pressure
Do you have or are you being treated for high blood pressure?
Is your BMI more than 35 kg/m2?
Are you over 50 years old?
(N) Neck Circumference
Is your neck circumference greater than 41cm (female) or 43cm (male)?
Are you male?
3 or More “Yes” responses = High risk of OSA
3 or Less “Yes” responses = Low risk of OSA