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Poor AHI results in "unremarkable" oxygen saturation via Oximetry !

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dmypub +0 points · over 1 year ago Original Poster

My provider gave me an Oximeter test, which resulted in "unremarkable" results (oxygen saturation not a problem !).

Yet my AHI for this night was 6.92 which I understand to be a poor result. So even IF you have a crappy AHI, it doesn't necessarily mean you're starving yourself of oxygen during sleep ? Shouldn't my oxygen saturation have been flagged at an AHI of 6.92 ?

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Sierra +0 points · over 1 year ago Sleep Patron

An AHI of 7 is in the mild range of apnea (5-15), and not much above the top end of normal (5). Not really unusual that oxygen desaturation would be normal.

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Biguglygremlin +0 points · over 1 year ago Sleep Enthusiast

Just for comparison purposes when I was first tested (5 years ago) my Oxygen Desaturation level was 45.6 and Blood Oxygen Levels 91%-77%

That was with very severe Apnea

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