The Berlin Questionnaire is a validated patient survey that helps to identify Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). It was developed in 1998 at a medical conference in Berlin, Germany, by a group of family practice physicians and sleep researchers.
The purpose of the Berlin Questionnaire identifies patients who are at high risk for OSA and to identify those snoring patients who have a low risk for OSA. It is a simple, self-administered patient questionnaire and a validated predictive assessment tool designed to assess three OSA risk categories:
the presence and frequency of snoring behavior
wake time sleepiness or fatigue
a history of obesity and/or hypertension
The Berlin Questionnaire requires a bit of thought and time.
We recommend printing the document out, filling in the questions then booking a sleep test depending on your score.