Center for Sleep Medicine

NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital

Center for Sleep Medicine

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) Risk Factor Test

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a serious sleep disorder in which breathing stops and starts repeatedly during sleep. Breathing stops because the airway passage in the throat is too narrow. Left untreated, sleep apnea can cause diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and stroke.

Take the STOP-BANG quiz to determine if you might be at risk for OSA.



Do you snore loudly — loud enough to be heard through closed doors or your bed-partner elbows you for snoring at night? YES / NO


Do you often feel tired, fatigued, or sleepy during the daytime (such as falling asleep while driving or talking to someone)? YES / NO


Has anyone observed you stop breathing or choking/gasping during your sleep? YES / NO


Do you have or are being treated for high blood pressure, also known as hypertension? YES / NO


Is your body mass index (BMI) higher than 35? To calculate your BMI visit our health library. YES / NO


Are you older than 50? YES / NO

Neck size?

Is your neck large? For men, is your shirt collar 17 in (43 cm) or larger? For women, is your shirt collar 16 in (41 cm) or larger? YES / NO


Are you male? YES / NO


If you answered YES to 3 or more questions, you may benefit from a sleep study. Contact your primary care provider to request a referral. To find a primary care doctor, click here.