I am a 47 yr old thin female. Last year totally normal sleep study. This year not so much. I have an AHI of 6.1, ODI 5.5 and snore index 3.0%.
Apneas 1 obstructive 2 central/mixed 45 hypopneas.
I guess these are my questions-
1. Are those a high number of apneas and hypopneas?
2. The dr reading the test diagnosed mild obstructive apnea. How is that possible when I have some central/mixed in there? She said reading the actual respiration summary it looked like to her a pattern of obstructive not sure how she could tell that. Is it possible to be diagnosed with mild obstructive when there are some central/mixed in there?
3. I have been experiencing some weird sore throat issues and other issues (neuralgia, tongue spasms, facial pain, twitching) for the past two years. No one can figure it out. Now I am worried that my throat nerves are failing neurologically. Sorry, Im just really anxious about how someone out of the blue develops this. She did say to me that I have facial predisposing issues - high arched palate, low tonsils, nasal collapse, and Im always stuffy nosed. However this has me really scared!
4. I do have a long history of hynogogic illusions (jellyfish visions when I fall asleep, etc). and I have woken up in the past not breathing but that was only monthly. She said sometimes during stress or as we age sleep apnea becomes worse.
Okay, if you have any thoughts on the above let me know. I start CPAP therapy next week.