How do I know if I have sleep apnoea?

Self-Administed Sleep Apnoea Tests Cairns

The first step to figuring out whether you have sleep apnoea or not, is to engage in these three self-administered tests below.

Epworth Sleepiness Scale

This scale is used to measure daytime sleepiness by answering a range of questions with the chances of you dozing off during general daily activities.

STOP-Bang Assessment

This test is a general tool for detecting obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and assessing whether you are in the low, medium or high risk group.

OSA-50 Score

OSA 50 Score:-

Q 1. Does snoring bother others (Yes = 3 points)

Q 2. Have you been observed to stop breathing during sleep (Yes = 2 points)

Q 3. Age 50 or over (Yes = 2 points)

Q 4. Waist measurement Male > 102 cms, Female > 88 cms  (Yes = 3 points)

Total Score out of 10. If you score five or more, you may have sleep apnoea.

If your results from the three self tests have indicated that you may be suffering from sleep apnoea, then please click here to contact the team at Dental Sleep Medicine.