Hi, Jane. Welcome to Apnea Board.
I had about 30 apnea events per hour during my sleep study, too. I had recorded myself before the study using the app SleepBot, and I could hear myself restart breathing about 4-5 times during the whole night, so I was very surprised to find out that it was actually happening so often.
It's possible to have obstructive sleep apnea without snoring.
There's also another type of sleep-disordered breathing called UARS (upper airway resistance syndrome) that messes up your sleep quality. If they put the stretchy bands around your ribcage during your sleep study, they were measuring something called RERAs (respiratory effort related arousals).
If your sleep study results included something called RDI (it's AHI + RERA), the combination of apnea arousals per hour plus the RERAs, you might want to find out what that number was. Just if you're curious about it, really, since CPAP therapy treats RERAs as well as obstructive apnea events.
Good luck with your second sleep study.
I wish that I had found this forum at the pre-sleep study stage in my diagnosis. It's a great group of people who have years of experience in all things related to CPAP - machine use and setting, masks, etc.
I was not thrilled AT ALL to have a medical device in my bedroom, but the improved quality of sleep has won me over.
(05-15-2016, 05:12 PM)JaneAM Wrote: Hi - My first forum post. So - here's my question: Could I really have sleep apnea when neither I nor my partner of 20 years have ever noticed me stopping breathing at night, or gasping for breath, or even snoring on a regular basis?
I have taken the wrist oximeter test, and spent a night in the sleep lab, and both tests said I have a problem. Apparently I stop breathing something like 30 times an hour. I just wonder how that's possible when I can't see any outside evidence of it. Anyone else have this same experience?
I am scheduled to go back to the sleep lab in a week to try out a CPAP.
Thanks for any advice!