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Eating Essay

264 words - 2 pages

Do you have sleep apnea?
These questions can help you and your physician figure out if you should be tested for sleep apnea. Click onShow Score to get the total and see what it means.
1. Do you snore more than three nights a week? |
[ ]  ( ) Yes (2 points)
[ ]  ( ) No |
2. Is your snoring loud (can it be heard through a door or wall)? |
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What is your collar size? | Men: ( )  Less than 17 inches
( ) 17 inches or greater (5 points)Women:( )  Less than 16 inches
( )  16 inches or greater (5 points) |
5. Have you had high blood pressure, or are you being treated for it? | ( ) Yes (2 points)
[ ]( ) No |
6. Do you ever doze or fall asleep during the day when you are not busy or active? | ( ) Yes (2 points)
[ ] ( ) No |
7. Do you ever doze or fall asleep during the day when you are driving or stopped at a light? | ( ) Yes (2 points)
[ ]( ) No |

Interpreting the score:
* 0 to 5: Low probability of sleep apnea. You’re sleep problems are more likely to be caused by something other than sleep apnea. Consult your doctor for a diagnosis.
* 6 to 8: It's uncertain whether you have sleep apnea. You and your doctor should decide the next step based on other pieces of your medical history.
* 9 +: You may have sleep apnea. You are a good candidate for a sleep study and should see your doctor immediately

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