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Think you may have Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)? Take our online sleep apnoea test!

 

If you think you or a loved one or friend may be suffering from OSA or some other sleep disordered breathing, ResMed has developed a simple online sleep apnoea test to help you determine whether you may be at risk.

Our online sleep apnoea test is a combination of the popular OSA tests known as the STOP-BANG1 and Epworth Sleepiness Scale2 (ESS). Both designed to help inform how you deal with your symptoms.

You may have arrived at this page as part of your research into snoring, sleep disordered breathing or OSA. Perhaps you have received a complaint by your bed partner about loud snoring or stopping breathing during sleep, or some other symptoms.

Snoring can have many causes – get the facts on snoring – and a good place to start is through our online test. It will take less than 2 minutes to complete and you’ll have a guide as to whether you need to speak to your GP or not.

Our online sleep apnoea test doesn’t collect your data, so you’ll remain completely anonymous and free to do with your findings as you please.

Please note though that there is no online test which can give you a definitive diagnosis. If you are suffering from excessive tiredness, or fall asleep regularly during the day or stop breathing during sleep, you should book an appointment with your GP. Sleep apnoea is a significant health problem and when left untreated affects many serious chronic conditions including drug-resistant hypertension, heart disease, and diabetes. Treating sleep apnoea has been shown to improve patients’ quality of life and may help improve glucose control, lower blood pressure, and improve heart health.

1 STOP BANG – Obstructive sleep apnoea. (OSA) screening tool. The STOP BANG questionnaire is a proven tool that can be used to screen for obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). This tool will assess if you are low, moderate or high risk group for sleep apnoea.
2 The Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) is a scale intended to measure daytime sleepiness that is measured by use of a very short questionnaire. This can be helpful in diagnosing sleep disorders. It was introduced in 1991 by Dr Murray Johns of Epworth Hospital in Melbourne, Australia.

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