Learn more about breathing irregularities [BETA]

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Breathing irregularities can be symptomatic of sleep apnea. The Stop Bang test below will help you assess your level of risk.


Points if the answer is Yes

Do you snore loudly (loud enough to be heard through a closed door or for your snoring to disturb your partner during the night)?

+1pt STOP

Do you often feel tired, exhausted, or sleepy during the day (for example, while driving)?

+1pt STOP

Has someone noticed that you stop breathing or choke/suffocate in your sleep?

+1pt STOP


Do you have high blood pressure or are you undergoing treatment for this problem?


+1pt STOP


Is your Body Mass Index (BMI) over 35?


+1pt BMI


Are you over 50?

+1pt AGE


Is your neck size over 43cm for men or 41cm for women?

+1pt NECK

 Are you a man?



Points total

Obstructive Sleep Apnea risk level 

0, 1 or 2 pts

   Low Risk

3 or 4 pts

   Average Risk

5 to 8 pts

   High Risk

2pts STOP and 1pt BMI

   High Risk

2pts STOP and 1pt GENDER

   High Risk

2pts STOP and 1pt NECK

   High Risk



Dreem cannot guarantee that you do not suffer from breathing irregularities based solely on the lack of notification of such. If in any doubt, consult a medical specialist.

Your breathing irregularities as measured by Dreem may differ slightly from your CPAP measure should you use one. This discrepancy is due to the use of different detection methods.