Do you snore? Are you always tired?
This checklist can help you identify some of the other signs of sleep apnoea.
Has your partner noticed that you gasp or stop breathing during your sleep?
Do you often wake up feeling unrefreshed?
Do you sometimes feel excessively sleepy during the day?
Have your energy and motivation levels decreased?
Do you find it difficult to concentrate?
If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, you may be at greater risk from sleep apnoea.
Are you overweight?
Are you a heavy snorer?
Does anyone else in your family have a history of snoring and sleep apnoea?
Did you know that sleep apnoea is associated with serious health conditions?
Do you suffer from high blood pressure?
Have you suffered a stroke or heart attack/disease?
Epworth sleepiness scale.
How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations, in contrast to feeling just tired? This refers to your usual way of life in recent times.
Even if you haven’t done some of these things recently, try to work out how they would have affected you. Use the following scale to choose the most appropriate number for each situation.
0 = Would never doze
1 = Slight chance of dozing
2 = Moderate chance of dozing
3 = High chance of dozing