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Do you have sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea

Sleep apnea causes you to frequently stop breathing for short periods while you are asleep.

It prevents your body from getting the oxygen it needs and can lead to other serious health issues.

Most people are unaware of this condition, even in the most severe cases.

 

 

Take the S.T.O.P. test

S      Do you Snore?

T       Do you feel Tired/Sleepy?

O      Has some Observed you stop breathing during sleep?

P      Do you have treated or untreated high blood Pressure/hypertension?

 

Do you fit the B.A.N.G. profile?

B      Is your Body Mass Index equal to or greater than 35?

A      Is your Age equal or greater than 50?

N.     Is your Neck size equal to or greater than 16 inches?

G      Is your Gender male?

 

If you answered "yes" to three or more of the above questions, you should discuss this with your primary care physician.

 

About Ernesto Eusebio MD

I am a sleep medicine specialist at Via Christi Clinic in Wichita, Kan.