05-10-2015, 07:23 AM
(This post was last modified: 05-10-2015, 07:26 AM by Sweet Birdsong.)
Dear Forum Members i am a newbie to your forum and have my sleep study results but no official diagnosis yet. I am to see my Respiratory Consultant next week about my results and was wondering if any of you know at what stage treatment is needed. The diagnosis on my study results is Mild Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome.
These are my results would appreciate anyone's thoughts.
Sleep Efficiency [%] 42.7
Sleep latency stage 1: 00:1:13:59
Sleep latency stage 2: 01:24:29
Deep sleep latency: 03:25:59
Wake index: 28 (8.2)
Obstructive: 4 (1.2)
Total A. 4 (1.2)
Hypopnoea: 22 (6.4)
A+H. 26 (7.6)
RDI: 26 (7.6)
Max. Apnoea Duration [s] 11
Max. Hypopnoea Dur. [s] 32
Average Apnoea. Dur. [s] 9.9
Average Hypopnoea Dur. [s] 20.9
Number of Desaturations: 18 (5.3)
Minimal Sp02 [%] 88. Time: 04.45.00
Baseline 02 Saturation. 92
Number of Desaturations < 90% 2 Time 0.3%
Sum of all desaturations 00:5:21. 2.6%
Average Circulatory delays 16.1
Narrow Complex Tachycardia. 1 (0.3)
Max HR [bmp] 104 Time 00:35:57
Min. HR [bmp] 61 Time 04:44:58
Artefact (min) 0.3 (0.1%)
Total LMs index. 45 (13.2)
PLMs with Arousal index. 1 (0.3)
LMs with Arousal index. 2 (0.6)
Snore (Index) 659 (192.9)
Snore episodic [%TST] 17.3
Total 76 (22.2)
Spontaneous A. 51 (14.9)
Severely poor sleep
Fragmented sleep architecture
No significant PLMs recorded.
Most respiratory events recorded were hypopneas occurred mostly on supine position.
Diagnosis Mild Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome.
Sorry for such a long post but any thoughts on helping me understand my results and treatment if needed would be much appreciated.
Sweet Birdsong : )
In short, you have mild obstructive sleep apnea with mostly hypopnea (shallow breathing) events that causes you minor oxygen desaturations and poor sleep architecture. You will probably be getting a second test for titration, or if you're lucky an automatic CPAP (APAP) so you can self titrate. You could probably self-treat by staying off your back at night.
This test is in a clinical environment and may or may not be typical for you. What prompted you to get tested?
Thank you for your reply. I have been attending a Respiratory Consultant for 5 years now. I have mild asthma and old TB. I had sinus surgery in 2011 and i have pulmonary function tests 3 times a year. My consultant felt i should have a sleep study done because i have been having a lot of problems in the past couple of months. The main symptoms are extreme tiredness during the day not able to do much and i am quite clumsy. My eyes have also being given me a lot of problems, blurry vision and feeling off balance. I have a tendency for convergence spasm so have been advised to get strong reading glasses to try and correct the convergence and accommodation of my eyes.
I feel quite out of kilter since September 2014, I've had many tests and nothing could be found that could be causing these symptoms. I am currently seeing a Neurologist, who has seen my sleep study results and he still would like me to have a neurophyscometry assessment done. I have very foggy memory and find it hard to concentrate or carry out simple tasks. I am wondering if the sleep apnea could be causing all of this? I am concerned about driving also with this sleepiness. I am going to discuss all of this with my consultant and see what he thinks. I feel i should hold off on the neurophyscometry test until i know if maybe the sleep apnea could be the cause.
I also need to have an echo of my heart done soon. I feel extremely tired all the time. I am 45 years old and i smoke but i have reduced to 8-10, and I know I have to quit completely. My consultant has been telling me this from day 1, but now i know they are killing me so they have to go.
Just like to mention about the old TB, My consultant thinks i may have had it as a child but was probably treated for a chest infection. What is titration? I have read that mild obstructive sleep apnea may be treated without CPAP, in my case i don't know what my consultant will advise.