Some of the associated symptoms include daytime sleepiness, fatigue and tiredness, poor concentration, irritability and mood changes. If you answer ‘yes’ to two or more of the following questions you are at high risk of having OSA and should speak to your GP or local Friendlies pharmacy about participating in a sleep study.
- Do you snore loudly (louder than talking or can be heard through a closed door)?
- Do you often feel tired, fatigued or sleepy during the day?
- Has anyone noticed you stop breathing during your sleep?
- Do you have or are you being treated for high blood pressure?
STOP Questionnaire (Chung F et al, Anaesthesiology. May 2008; 108(5):812-21)