STOP-BANG Questionnaire

  • 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 (BMI) more than 35? If you do not know your Body Mass Index you can refer to the chart on this page or use the calculator fields to estimate your BMI
  • Are you 50 years of age or older?
  • Do you have a neck measurement that is greater than: For males: shirt collar 17 in/43 cm or larger For females: shirt collar 16 in/41 cm or larger
  • Were you identified as male at birth?
  • If you answered YES to 3 or more of the questions, then you are at a HIGH risk for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).
    Please enter a number from 0 to 8.
  • Submit your score to a specialist

    Please fill out the form below if you would like to be contacted by a specialist from the Sleep Disorders Center to review your results and to set up an appointment with a doctor? If you have a primary care physician, please schedule an appointment with them , review the score, and consult with them to determine if a Sleep Study is the proper course of action for you.

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STOP-BANG Questionnaire Explained

The STOP-BANG questionnaire is a widely used screening tool for obstructive sleep apnea. It is addressed to patients with symptoms such as drowsiness, snoring, observed periods of night time apnea or noisy breathing and can also be used as part of the sleep apnea assessment.

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is caused by an obstruction of the upper airway, which results in diminished breathing (hypopnea) or a period of stopped breathing (apnea). Diagnosis after screening may involve polysomnography with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) being the first line of treatment.

OSA is a treatable condition, when undiagnosed and left untreated can lead to cardiac disease, stroke, or heart attacks. Treating OSA potentially with CPAP or other approved forms of treatment can be vital to your health and well-being. It all starts with diagnosis. Take your STOP-BANG assessment and contact your primary care provider or our sleep specialists today with any questions regarding your results or our testing processes.

STOP-Bang has a total of 8 items which form an acronym as follows:

  • Snoring?
  • Tired? (Tired, fatigued, or sleepy during the daytime)
  • Observed? (Stop breathing or choking/ gasping during your sleep)
  • Pressure? (High blood pressure)
  • Body Mass Index
  • Age
  • Neck size
  • Gender

The STOP-BANG Questionnaire was developed by Dr. Frances Chung, a professor of the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management at University Health Network, University of Toronto.

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