Post Reply 
Sleep Apnea No Treatment for Child
Author Message
Dafod Offline

Preferred Members

Posts: 74
Joined: Feb 2015

Machine: Resmed Airsense 10 Autoset or PR1 560
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed P10, Amara View
Humidifier: Yes
CPAP Pressure: 8-15
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #21
RE: Sleep Apnea No Treatment for Child
My 10yo just had his tonsils and adenoids out 2wks ago. He had a sleep study on my request as both my father and I have apnea and I had noticed my son was showing day time behaviour that was consistent with sleep issues. The sleep study and ent used another scale, not AHI, in determining his sleep issues. Whilst he was rigged with the equip like an adult the output was more akin to disturbed sleep or something.
10-06-2016 03:28 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
archangle Offline
Wiki Editor
Advisory Members

Posts: 3,159
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Swift FX
Humidifier: ResMed S9 H5i
CPAP Pressure: 16-20
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Happy PAPper

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: USA

Post: #22
RE: Sleep Apnea No Treatment for Child
(09-15-2016 09:57 AM)keela1979 Wrote:  Good morning. My son recently was referred for a sleep study by his ENT. He is 5 years old. Results came back as follows:
Apne/Hypoapnea Index: 3.7
REM Index: 13.7
Cent Apnea: 17
Obst Apnea: 0
Mixed Apnea: 1
Hypoapnea: 10
Avg 02 Sat Baseline: 98.3-100%
Lowest 02 Sta 87%

The MD has stated he does not require treatment. Is this normal/ok for him to experience apnea, w/o being treated?
Thanks

One thing to remember is that there is more than just the numbers. He had 17 central apenas over the course of his night's sleep. Each of these is a pause in breathing. A good doctor will evaluate the waveforms, not just the number of events. Did he stop breathing for 10 seconds, or for 120 seconds? The effect on his body will be different.

This article suggests AHI of 3 is OK, 5 is bad, and 3 to 5 is the gray zone that needs further study.

I wouldn't panic, but follow up properly.

Central apena isn't necessarily worse than obstructive, but it's harder to understand and fix. I don't know if CA is more common in children and if it tends to get better or worse as they grow.

BTW, "normal" CPAP can make CA worse, so don't try something like getting a CPAP machine and setting it up yourself. There are machines for CA treatment for adults.

Get the free SleepyHead software here.
Useful links.
Click here for information on the main alternative to CPAP.
If it's midnight and a DME tells you it's dark outside, go and check it yourself.
10-06-2016 05:09 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
Angry [News] DANGER OF UNDIAGNOSED SLEEP APNEA srlevine1 7 481 11-21-2016 03:26 PM
Last Post: srlevine1
  Central Sleep Apnea? wayne99 8 698 11-20-2016 06:39 AM
Last Post: wayne99
  Sleep Apnea Alphabet Soup ladytimes 2 192 11-13-2016 02:16 PM
Last Post: ladytimes
  xpap treatment for pulmonary arterial hypertension- right ventricular dysfunction 0rangebear 0 112 11-12-2016 06:10 PM
Last Post: 0rangebear
  [News] Vitamin D - possible help for sleep apnea patients? ApneaNews 46 13,966 10-28-2016 05:01 PM
Last Post: scotty
  Sleep Apnea Surgery zeeser 5 567 10-26-2016 02:42 PM
Last Post: Kadenz
  Ordered a Auto CPAP / Was diagnosed with Sleep Apnea jakthebomb 15 776 10-18-2016 08:00 AM
Last Post: southerndoc

Forum Jump:

Who's Online (Complete List)