Sleep Apnea Survey and Risks

Sleep Apnea Survey and Risks | Coshocton Dentistry

Many people do not associate the dentist with being able to help improve your sleep; however, we offer a few appliances to help, and a questionnaire to determine your risks.

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Sleep apnea and snoring are common issues many people struggle with, even if they do not know it. There are a lot of other medical conditions that are associated with sleep apnea and snoring. So, we offer two ways to help determine if you need further medical treatment or if you just need a snoring appliance from us. 

The first way we can help patients determine if they could potentially have sleep apnea is with a thorough exam of your oral structures. 

The second way we can determine if you are at risk is with our sleep questionnaire. This is a list of yes or no questions which will help us assess whether or not you should seek a sleep specialist's help. 

Sleep Questionnaire:

  • Have you ever been told you stop breathing while asleep? If yes, eight points.
  • Have you ever fallen asleep or nodded off while driving? If yes, six points.
  • Have you ever woken up suddenly with shortness of breath, gasping, or with your heart racing? If yes, six points.
  • Do you feel excessively sleepy during the day? If yes, four points.
  • Do you snore? Have you ever been told that you snore? If yes, four points.
  • Have you had weight gain and found it difficult to lose? If yes, two points.
  • Have you taken medication for or been diagnosed with high blood pressure? If yes, two points.
  • Do you kick or jerk your legs while sleeping? If yes, three points.
  • Do you feel burning, tingling, or crawling sensations in your legs when you wake up? If yes, three points.
  • Do you wake up with headaches during the night or in the morning? If yes. Three points.
  • Do you have trouble falling asleep? If yes, four points.
  • Do you have trouble staying asleep? Once you fall asleep? If yes, four points.

Add up your score.  

  • Low risk: 0-7 
  • Moderate risk: 8-11
  • High risk: 12-15
  • Severe risk: 16 and up

Anything 8 points and above, you really should seek a professional consultation.

Contact Us

If you or a loved one may be at risk of sleep apnea, take this survey and contact us today if your score is eight or more. 

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