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Snoring Scale Score

Add the scores assigned to each of your answers to get the Snoring Scale Score for your partner.

1. How often does your partner snore?

A. Every night - 3
B. Snores on most nights (more than 50% of nights) - 2
C. Snores on some nights (less than 50% of nights) - 1
D. Snores very rarely or never  - 0

2. How much does your partner snore?

A. Snores all the time throughout the night - 3
B. Snores most of the time throughout the night (more than 50% of the time) - 2
C. Snores some of the time during the night (less than 50% of the time) - 1
D. Hardly snores or no snoring - 0

3. How loud is the snore?

A. Snoring can be heard throughout the floor/flat or louder with the bedroom door closed - 3
B. Snoring can be heard in the next room with the bedroom door closed - 2
C. Snoring can only be heard in the bedroom - 1
D. There is no snoring noise- 0

Results: A score of 5 or more suggests that your partner should be evaluated by a physician for a possible sleep problem. For more information, please call the St. Patrick Hospital Sleep Center at (406) 329-5650.

This questionnaire has been taken from The Journal of Laryngology and Otology, April 1999, 113(4):336-40.