If you are over 45 you may think that being fatigued is part of the aging process. But studies show otherwise. But how do you know why you are tired and why you don’t get enough sleep? One easy way you can find out is with the STOP-BANG questionnaire. This is a quick screening tool used by professionals to determine whether you could be at risk for obstructive sleep apnea, the most common reason for sleep disruption.


Let’s start!


Do you Snore Loudly (loud enough to be heard through closed doors or your bed-partner elbows you for snoring at night)?

Do you often feel tired, fatigued, or Sleepy during the daytime (such as falling asleep during driving or talking to someone)?


Has anyone Observed you Stop Breathing or Choking/Gasping during your sleep?


Do you have or are being treated for High Blood Pressure?


Body Mass Index more above “Healthy” levels?

Age older than 50?


Neck size large ? (Measured around Adams apple)
For male, is your shirt collar 17 inches / 43cm or larger?
For female, is your shirt collar 16 inches / 41cm or larger?


Gender = Male?


If you answered YES to 4 or more questions, it is advisable that you pursue the question further. A sleep study (home studies are now widely available) will reveal more about the mysteries and quality of your sleep. Based on your results, you have some treatment options. If you have any questions, we can help!

Learn about the common symptoms of sleep apnea. If you think you have sleep apnea, then give us a call for a free no-obligation consultation.