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 Questionnaires

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

 

 

Situation

Chance of Dozing

 

  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

 

 

 

 

 

Yes

No

 

  1. Snore

Do you snore loudly? (Louder than talking or loud enough to be heard behind a closed door?

o

o

 

  1. Tired

Do you often feel tired, fatigued or sleepy during daytime?

o

o

 

  1. Obstruction

Has anyone observed you stop breathing during your sleep?

o

o

 

  1. Pressure

Do you have or are you being treated for high blood pressure?

o

o

 

  1. BMI

Is your body mass index greater than 28?

o

o

 

  1. Age

Are you 50 years old or older?

o

o

 

  1. Neck

Males: Is your neck circumference greater than 17 inches?
Females: Is your neck circumference greater than 16 inches?

o

o

 

  1. Gender

Are you a male?

o

o

 

 

 

STOP – BANG

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

 

STOP:    High risk of OSA: answering yes to two or more questions

Low risk of OSA: answering yes to less than two questions

 

BANG:    High risk of OSA: answering yes to three or more items
                 Low risk of OSA: answering yes to less than three items


If either 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/