Hello Guest, Welcome to Apnea Board !
As a guest, you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use.
To post a message, you must create a free account using a valid email address.

or Create an Account


New Posts   Today's Posts

[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.

Post Reply Post Reply
#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
Post Reply Post Reply
#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.
Post Reply Post Reply


#4
Hi divedude,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Hang in there for more responses to your post and much success to you.
trish6hundred
Post Reply Post Reply
#5
(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.
[Image: signature.png]Keep on breathin'
Post Reply Post Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Question about my sleep study results.. is my oxygen low? cokeguy223 5 102 Today, 05:21 AM
Last Post: ajack
  New to Board not to Sleep Apnea Dr Bobs Patient 6 348 03-25-2017, 12:18 AM
Last Post: DrmWEaver
Sad [CPAP] My Sleep Apnea Story and CPAP Issue ihatesleepapnea2017 8 221 03-17-2017, 07:14 PM
Last Post: trish6hundred
  Introduction - Newly Diagnosed with Sleep Apnea insignia100 20 534 03-13-2017, 11:49 AM
Last Post: Melman
  Can you have sleep apnea during the day? zonk 21 49,807 03-13-2017, 12:20 AM
Last Post: Lkng67
Smile PLMS and Sleep Apnea harmon k 1 112 03-07-2017, 10:49 PM
Last Post: Beej
  Sleep apnea test (study) help? UKwildcatfan 12 477 03-02-2017, 10:01 AM
Last Post: trish6hundred

Forum Jump:

New Posts   Today's Posts




About Apnea Board

Apnea Board is an educational web site designed to empower Sleep Apnea patients.

For any more information, please use our contact form.