Snoring and Sleep Apnea Treatment in south carolina

Have you ever wondered if your snoring is affecting your health? Take this simple test to determine your risk. 

Sleep Screening Questions

Please answer the questions below to help assess for possible obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a condition in which your breathing pauses or stops for periods of time while you sleep. Sleep apnea can increase your risk for many health conditions. It can also increase your risk for breathing problems after surgery.

 

  Yes

  No

Have you ever been diagnosed with OSA?

   o

   o

Are you currently being treated for OSA?

   o

   o

Are you aware of a family history of OSA?

   o

   o

Do you clench or grind your teeth at night?

   o

   o

 


ESS: Epworth Sleepiness Scale

 How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations, in contrast to just feeling tired?

0 = I would never doze

      2 = I have a moderate chance of dozing

 

1 = I have a slight chance of dozing

      3 = I have a high chance of dozing

 

 Rate Your Chance of Dozing

     Situation

 

                     _____             

  1. Sitting and reading

 

 

                     _____             

  1. Watching TV

 

 

                     _____             

  1. Sitting inactive in a public place (e.g. a theater or a meeting)

 

 

                     _____             

  1. As a passenger in a car for an hour without a break

 

 

                     _____             

  1. Lying down to rest in the afternoon when circumstances permit

 

 

                     _____             

  1. Sitting and talking to someone

 

 

                     _____             

  1. Sitting quietly in a lunch without alcohol

 

 

                     _____             

  1. In a car while stopped for a few minutes in traffic

 

 

 

Add your scores and check the scale below to see where you rate:

0 – 10      Normal
11 – 24    Recommend follow-up with your dentist or physician

­www.EpworthSleepinessScale.com


STOP – BANG Questionnaire

The purpose of the STOP – BANG questionnaire is to determine “high” or “low” risk for sleep apnea.

STOP

Snore          Do you SNORE loudly (louder than talking or loud enough to be heard through closed doors)?
Tired           Do you often feel TIRED, fatigued, or sleepy during daytime?
Observed    Has anyone OBSERVED you stop breathing during your sleep?
Pressure     Do you have or are you being treated for high blood PRESSURE?

BANG

BMI             Is your body mass index (BMI) more than 35kg/m2? 
AGE            Are you over 50 years old? 
NECK         Is the circumference of your neck over 16 inches (40cm)? 
GENDER:   Are you male? 

TOTAL SCORE
High risk of OSA: Yes to 5 or more questions
Intermediate risk of OSA: Yes to 3 – 4 questions
Low risk of OSA: Yes to 0 – 2 questions


If any of your answers indicate a recommended follow up or high risk, call our office for a complimentary Sleep Dentistry consultation.

If you believe that you are snoring, or others say you snore, there are dental appliances that can help stop the snoring and improve your quality of sleep. We use several different sleep appliances based on your particular needs. Click on the links for each to find out more about the Somnomed, Herbst, Narval or MicrO2 appliances.

For more information, check out our website for Sleep Better South Carolina http://www.sleepbettersc.com/