First, thanks for this great forum. I have been reading many posts and learned so much over the past couple weeks.
I received my home sleep study data report today. I think it is the default printout from the ResMed ApneaLink. It is branded ResMed in the upper right of the page.
I am confused about this section:
ODI Oxygen Desaturation Index: 15.1 (normal <5/h)
Average saturation: 95 (normal 94-98%)
Lowest desaturation: 84 (normal column is blank)
Lowest saturation: 71 (normal 90%-98%)
Baseline Saturation: 98%
Can anyone help me understand this information?
I am really confused as to the difference between "lowest desaturation" and "lowest saturation."
The above data means my blood oxygen level reached a low point of 71% is that correct? I am not sure what the 84% means.
Also if anyone knows of a thread or link that has more detailed information about each of the ResMed ApneaLink results categories I would definitely be interested in reading it. However this was my most burning question and the one I wanted to start with.