06-08-2015, 08:12 PM
Finally had my sleep study and got my study results today!
My doctor said it was unusual because I basically had a mild amount of apnea the entire night - except when I went to REM sleep, where my AHI jumped to 47.2! And during the REM periods, my oxygen desaturations fell into the 70% range! (My AHI for the entire night came to 16.)
AHI 47.2, OSA 33.4, CSA 11.8
1. I've heard anything over 30 AHI is severe, but how severe is 41 & 47?
2. How bad is 70% oxygen?
3. What does this all mean?
Reformed CPAP Outlaw
My doctor told me that highest he's personally seen is 135 AHI. I was 67. An AHI of 41 or 47 means you are waking that many times an hour even if not to fully awake. I never got as low as 70% in my study, even with more apneas than you.
Only your doctor can tell you what it means, but based on what little I know, you're headed for some form of sleep apnea treatment. Severe is severe, after all.
My AHI was 119 , basically every 30 seconds etc - I will have to dig out my report for the other numbers.