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Sleep Study Results
#1
Exclaimation 
Here are my results,
Flow evaluation period 4hr 53 minutes

suspected pathological breathing disorder is 86

Indices:

AHI 66
RI 68
APNEA INDEX 53
UAI 2
OAI 47
CAI 4
MAI 0

Hypopnea index 13
% flow lm br without sn (FL) 20
% Flow lm br with sn(FS) 3

ODI OXYGEN DESATURATION INDEX 55
Average Saturation 96
Lowest desaturation 85
Lowest saturation 85
Baseline saturation 98

Minimum Pulse 57
Maximum pulse 107
Average pulse 71

Proportion of probable cs epochs 0
Result:
Average breaths per minute (bpm) 9.85
Breaths 2880
Apneas 260
Unclassified apneas 8 (3%)
Obstructive apneas 231 (89%)
Central apneas 20 (8%)
Mixed apneas 1 (0%)
Hypopneas 62
Flow lm br without sn (fl) 567
Flow lm br with sn (FS) 83
snoring events 548

No. of desaturations 271
Saturation <90% 5 minutes (2%)
saturation <85% 0
saturation <80% 0

was trying to google search this stuff and its not English, does anyone have any layman terms that they could tell me what this stuff means, thanks so much
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#2
The main thing to look at is this part here:

Quote:AHI 66
RI 68
APNEA INDEX 53
UAI 2
OAI 47
CAI 4
MAI 0

Hypopnea index 13

This is saying the overall AHI is 66. AHI is Apneas (central and obstructive) and Hypopneas Index. This is the number of those events divided by the number of hours, basically getting the average.

The numbers below that break down what went into that 66.
53 AI which were 2 unidentified (UAI), 47 obstructive (OAI), and 4 central (CAI)
13 were hypopneas

The rest of the information just backs up those numbers and further explains what was happening at the same time.

Acronyms/abbreviations http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php?title=Acronyms
Sleep study info http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...omnography

And, just because the cut off for severe is set to 30 does not mean you need to panic and freak. I really wish they would come up with a better scale. Nearly everyone here has severe sleep apnea. Most of us had original sleep study AHIs of over 60. Some over 100. So yes, it is severe sleep apnea, but you aren't dying. You've had the test, you got the diagnosis. Now it is time to start treatment. Grab this bull by the horns and take control of it. And you won't be alone! We're here to help.
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#3
Thank You Paula, that makes sense :-) been on a cpap machine now for 20 days and except for a few days I am usually around 3 to 3.5 on my ahi
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#4
That's a good number! Your goal is anything less than 5. Once you use it for longer and you are settled into it, then you can mess with it to maybe get it a little lower, if you want to. Some folks like to keep tweaking to get it as close to zero as possible. But AHI isn't the only thing. How you feel is just as important, if not more.
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