Stop Bang Score

Stop Bang Score

The stop bang score is a questionnaire that is used as a validated screening tool for identifying obstructive sleep apnoea in patients. Obstructive sleep apnoea is a common condition whereby your throat and airway collapses during sleep, blocking air from reaching your lungs.

Patients with obstructive sleep apnoea have an increase in post-operative complications. It is, therefore, imperative to have an early diagnosis.

Answer the questionnaire and add up your score to determine whether or not you are suffering from obstructive sleep apnoea.

Yes or No
Do you snore loudly?
Do you often feel tired, fatigued, or sleepy
during the daytime?
Has anyone observed you stop breathing during
your sleep?
Do you have or are you being treated for high
blood pressure?
Are you obese or very overweight?
Are you over 50 years of age?
Is your Neck Circumference larger than 16 inches?
Are you male?

If YES to 0 – 2 Low risk of sleep apnoea
If YES to 3 – 4 You are at intermediate risk of having sleep apnoea
If YES to 5 – 8 You are at high risk of having sleep apnoea