Snoring Test

Snoring is more than an annoyance. It’s both a symptom and a condition that signals serious, potentially deadly, health  problems. Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea go hand-in-hand, and can lead to heart disease, stroke, brain damage, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and accidental injury.Dr.Goldman can not only help detect whether you may have these symptoms with a screening examination, but offer a possible solution in the form of an oral appliance. Many patients who suffer from snoring and OSA cannot tolerate CPAP machines; likewise they have decided against surgery, which is irreversible. Could snoring be a health concern for you or your partner? Take the snoring test to find out!

Answer “true” or “false” for each question on the Snoring Test and keep track of your answers.

1.   People tell me I snore during sleep.
2.   My bedpartner has complained about my snoring.
3.   My snoring disturbs people in the next room.
4.   My snoring has gotten worse over the last few years.
5.   I snore no matter what position I sleep in.
6.   I only snore on my back.
7.   People tell me I sometimes stop breathing between snores.
8.   Sometimes I wake up from sleep gasping for air.
9.   I snore at night and am sleepy during the day.
10. I snore at night and have high blood pressure.

Evaluate your Snore Score:

If you answered “true” to questions 1-4, your snoring probably interferes with your personal life. Dr.Goldman may be able to offer a simple,comfortable solution.

If you answered “true” to question 6, you may be a positional snorer. You may benefit from sleeping on your side. Call to schedule a sleep hygiene appointment.  Dr. Goldman can offer tips and devices to keep you off your back while sleeping.

If you answered “true” to any of these questions: 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, or 10, there is a good chance you may have sleep apnea. If so, contact Dr.Goldman for a consultation appointment to learn more about solutions and health implications.