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Normal number of spontaneous arousals?
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Normal number of spontaneous arousals?
What is a normal level of spontaneous arousals for a sleep study? I’ve had an average spontaneous arousal index of over 20 for my 5 sleep studies (20.5 during a BiPAP titration). Anything I should be concerned with? My doctors barely even acknowledged them.
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RE: Normal number of spontaneous arousals?
So your sleep is disrupted every 3-minutes and you need to ask? It might be why you're "tiredmikey". I feel for you. We want to see a treated AHI+RDI as close to zero as possible, but over 5 per hour and we usually hear a lot of complaining. Sheepless has been at this for a long time and is more experienced with the problems of non-apnea sleep disruptions than I am. We worked together when he was a new member, but eventually he went on to learn a lot more than I'll ever know on spontaneous or leg movement arousal. It takes a lot of detective work and patience to evaluate this problem and learn strategies to mitigate it.
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RE: Normal number of spontaneous arousals?
Perhaps you should get a second opinion. I’ve no medical background but having your sleep disturbed every few minutes has to be an issue.
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RE: Normal number of spontaneous arousals?
I'm very curious about this. I had the similar results, and my doctor had the same reaction. There's gotta be a reason why professionals ignore spontaneous arousals.
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