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[Diagnosis] Does it make sense ?
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Does it make sense ?
Hey guys.  I don't know if it makes any sense , my weight is healthy , my height is healthy ,i'm healthy in general , my sleep results says i have obstructive sleep apnea and sleep apnea , but my RDI Total is bigger then my total events of sleep apnea ,

I personally feel i don't have any physical sourse or anatomical sourse that causes breathing problems, but just shortness of breath or asthma , 

Do this kind of respiratory problems usually appear as obstructive sleep apnea in the data sheet?


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RE: Does it make sense ?
Because of the different ways that Respiratory Disturbance ans Apnea are defined, it is common for the RDI to be greater than the AHI.

If my math is right, your sleep time was 9 hours, and you had 590 A+H events, giving an AHI of approximately 65 - which is Severe.

Regardless of whether or not you see any reason for it, you do have sleep apnea, which, if left untreated, can lead to high blood pressure, kidney problems, and heart problems, to say nothing of daytime sleepiness.

Fortunately, yours looks to be uncomplicated, and can be treated very well by the ResMed AirSense (10 or 11) Autoset.
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(08-04-2022, 08:24 AM)AdamHoffman Wrote: Hey guys.  I don't know if it makes any sense , my weight is healthy , my height is healthy ,i'm healthy in general , my sleep results says i have obstructive sleep apnea and sleep apnea ,

Overweight people can have too much fatty tissue around the upper airway, causing it to collapse during sleep. This is called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and is the most common type of sleep disordered breathing.

But being overweight is not the only reason that the airway can collapse. It could be that, due to your particular anatomy, you have a narrow upper airway. When you fall asleep the muscles that hold your airway open relax, your airway collapses causing you to awaken so you can breathe. OSA. This is happening to you roughly 65 times an hour, or about once every minute. If you don't do anything to treat it you will eventually kill yourself. But not before leading a miserable, and shortened, sleep-deprived life.
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But my bmi doesnt fit having severe sleep apnea ... also isn't the date supposed to be hourly written usually? Like instead 590 , 65?
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It is a misconception that only heavy folk have sleep apnea.  

Even doctors fall into this misconception and often ignore thin folk with the possibility of having SA.  

No one knows what causes SA, but ignoring it can and will have cumulative negative effects on your health over time.  

An AHI of 65 is severe. You slept 9 hours, with 203 Obstructives, 387 Hypopnea,
and 0 Clear Airway when averaged equals an AHI of 65. (This is hourly)

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(08-05-2022, 08:09 AM)AdamHoffman Wrote: But my bmi doesnt fit having severe sleep apnea ...

There is no such thing as a BMI that "fits" having sleep apnea.

Quote:also isn't the date supposed to be hourly written usually? Like instead 590 , 65?

65 events per hour.
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My stepdaughter was diagnosed with OSA 13 years ago. She is now in her mid-40s, marathon runner with a low BMI. She is in incredible shape yet her OSA was much worse than mine when tested. She had difficulty accepting the diagnosis and it doing brilliantly on CPAP therapy. It has made a world of difference in her life.
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