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Know your Snore Score for sleep apnea risk

Use this simple “Snore Score” to see if you are at risk for sleep apnea:

S:  Snoring
Your snoring is loud and frequent.

N:  Neck size
You have a large neck size – more than 17 inches for a man, or 16 inches for a woman.

O:  Obesity
You have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more.

R:  Risk factors
You have Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or heart problems.

E:  Energy
You have a lack of energy, are sleepy or feel fatigued during the day.

You have a high Snore Score if these statements describe you.  Talk to your doctor about your sleep apnea risk.  Contact an AASM accredited sleep center for help.

Aaron Taylor interviewed about his sleep apnea in USA Today

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  • oral appliance therapy
  • CPAP

By Patrick Murray  |  Dec 13, 2013
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Aaron Taylor CBS College Football analyst and former NFL player Aaron Taylor  spoke about his experience with obstructive sleep apnea in a special  supplement in this weekend's edition of USA Today. Taylor is  partnering with the American Academy of Sleep Medicine to raise  public awareness of the sleep disorder. 

The death of friend and teammate Reggie White, who likely had sleep apnea, served as a wake up call for Taylor. His suspicions about his own sleep were confirmed when he had a sleep study and was diagnosed with sleep apnea. 

Today, Taylor treats his sleep apnea with CPAP therapy at home and an oral appliance on the road. The treatment has changed his life. He's no longer chronically exhausted.

"I've become a better husband and father because I'm well-rested and energetic throughout the day," Taylor told the AASM. 

Taylor is sharing his story in hopes that he can help others improve their health through better sleep. 

"I'm promoting public awareness of sleep apnea and partnering with the AASM because I feel so much gratitute towards my sleep team for the drastic improvement my treatment has made in every part of my life. I share my story because I hope everyone who suffers from sleep illness can achieve the same - better rest and a longer, healthier life."

Aaron's story will be featured later this month on CNN's "Human Factor." Look for more information about the program on this website in the coming weeks.

If you suspect you may have sleep apnea, seek help from a board certified sleep medicine physician at an AASM accredited sleep center

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