What are the Indications for a Sleep Apnea Test?

STOPBANG Score of 5 or greater.  *

BMI greater than 33.  *

NOTE: When a driver wishes to utilize health insurance, it is important to document clinical indications that contributed to a provider’s decision to order a sleep test. Other clinical indications for a sleep test might include:

 

Hypertension

Daytime sleepiness or non-restorative sleep

Observed apnea episodes

Load or disruptive snoring

Waking with a feeling of choking

Waking with a headache

Frequent nighttime bathroom use

FastMed Sleep Test Form

* The StopBang and BMI indications were adopted for DOT testing by FastMed’s National Chief Medical Officer.