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[Symptoms] Question about mild sleep apnea
#1
    Hello,

According to my Pulse Oximeter, I have mild sleep apnea. I have less than 5 events a night and each event is triggered at 90% Sp02. I have never been below 89%.

However, during these events, my pulse goes up to 120. When this happens, I awaken with what seems like a high adrelenline rush and I have a hard time going back to sleep.

I know this does not compare to folks that have severe apnea, but it is affecting my sleep, and I find myself getting sleepy on the drive home from work.

We have a very high deductable and I am not sure if I want to do a sleep study unless absolutely necessary.

See attached chart..
Any comments would be appreciated.
Thank You.

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#2
Hi divedude and welcome

Sleep apnea diagnoses cannot be done by oximeter alone, require a sleep study in a sleep lab
Home sleep studies are cheaper and gained popularity

There are breathing irregularities does not meet the definition of apnea/hypopnea or cause as much oxygen desaturation
But can affect the quality of sleep and feeling sleepy during the day especially behind the wheels

Good luck
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#3
Hi divedude!

Welcome

A SpO2 device alone can not diagnose sleep apnea. Look into the in home sleep study pricing to see if is more affordable. Also, try doing a web search for "sleep apnea test". There are several websites that provide a questionnaire to aid in determining your probability of having apnea.

I hope this may help.
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Hi divedude,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Hang in there for more responses to your post and much success to you.
trish6hundred
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(09-24-2015, 08:37 PM)divedude Wrote: According to my Pulse Oximeter, I have mild sleep apnea.

Hi divedude, IMHO there isn't such a thing as mild sleep apnoea. What matters to all of us is how we feel next day. That is the litmus test. If you have morning headache and a feeling of "not well" & you feel tired & sleepy, then sleep apnoea is a distinctly possible diagnosis. You need a sleep study as others suggest & I'd get on with it if I were you. Best of luck.
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