I have a question. My husband had a sleep study done a month ago and we got the report the other day. He is on 2 liters of oxygen 24 hours per day for COPD and because his O2 levels drop at night. During the sleep study, they placed him on 1 liter before sleep then removed it when he fell asleep. They then reported that he was hypoxic and has mild to severe sleep apnea. Mild to severe? What is that?
Thats not my question...sorry. My question is...how on earth can they report that he is hypoxic and has sleep apnea when they did not study him as he sleeps normally. We know he gets hypoxic at night thus the reason for the oxygen! So take it away and that occurs. So how can they possibly claim that he has apnea when they created a sleep environment exact opposite of his true one?
I have a serious problem with this and I was just wondering if anyone could give any insight. I want him to get the best treatment but I also want it to be correct and for him not to have to wear any more equipment than is necessary when he sleeps.