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[-] PlacidCeriseWoodpecker3280 +0 points · 7 months ago

Hi, Dan here from the UK. I think I may have sleep apnea so I ordered a home study. Trouble is I've been sleeping worse than ever recently, and the night of the test didn't go too well in terms of actual sleep. Will my Dr just say this is inconclusive or whatever? How would you interpret these results, if anyone is familiar with them? Am I right in saying the little evidence there is does point towards sleep apnea?

spO2 Summary: Total Time: 08:47:34 Valid Time: 00:51:02 Min sp02: 83 Max sp02: 99 Mean sp02: 96 ODI: 0.7

Respiration Summary: APN Sum: 6 APN Time: 00:03:39 HYP Sum: 8 HYP Time: 00:01:31 AH Index: 1.5 Snore Index: 1.0

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[-] wiredgeorge +0 points · 7 months ago Sleep Enthusiast

Unless a medical pro steps in here, I would hold off trying to interpret those results until I spoke with your doctor.

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[-] GregariousMagentaRoseCaterpillar4081 +0 points · 7 months ago

If I am reading that right, you hardly slept. I had trouble with sleeping during my home test also. I did sleep enough though that they did see I had apnea events. So they sent me to the lab. The lab said I had to sleep 6 hours for the results to be accurate enough. Since I had so much trouble sleeping during the home study, my doctor gave me one Ambien to take for the test. The lab told me that was totally fine and many people have to do that in order to sleep at all during the test. If that is what your doctor says, request a new test and a sleep aid.

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[-] sleeptech +0 points · 6 months ago Sleep Commentator

I record and interpret sleep studies for a living (in addition to other stuff). Short version, the AHI of 1.5 is considered well within the bounds of normal sleep and not indicative of OSA. I'm not completely familiar with some of the abbreviations you have listed, but if "valid time" is the total amount of actual score-able sleep, 51 minutes is too little to be confident in those results. You could have significant OSA that won't show up in 51 minutes of sleep. That's about all I can say from what you have listed.

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