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80 AHI

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OrphanAnnie
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80 AHI

Post by OrphanAnnie » Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:24 am

Hi everyone

I am wondering did anyone else have a sleep test reading of 80 AHI?

This was mine and reading everyone else I seem to be in the extremely high range and I was wondering what was the average for everyone else

I suppose my question is also because I wonder if this was a particularly bad night and whether I should ask for another test as my AHI On my cpap machine is now 0.4

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Re: 80 AHI

Post by Sleep2Snore » Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:14 am

I think I was higher, but I didn't ask at the time as I didn't care, I just wanted fixed.
However, when I looked at the graphs he showed me it was almost solid black with loads of things sticking up like lollipops.
He said it was one of the worst he had seen and he did say it was a wonder I was able to function at all.
I reckon I was close if not up at 90, but 80s is quite normal for a lot of sufferers. Severe is normally up around the 80 mark.
It is not much wonder people feel shattered when they are interrupted from sleep that often. The trouble is that you do not realise that you have woken up that often, if you are even aware you are waking just enough to clear your throat to breath.
It is very often not recognised by doctors until they have ruled out most other things.
It is still not as well known as other things that affect people in every day life, even in the medical field it is still not as well known as it should be.
When I went through the mill it was still quite new to doctors here, though there were Sleep Clinics popping up in hospitals, though some were still on the main wards using APAPs connected to a computer that was wheeled around on a troly. Edinburgh, Glasgow were set up with sleep clinics, Aberdeen was just starting out and there was a few in England. Most doctors didn't know about sleep apnoea, some had heard of it but were not that versed in it. My own doctor had heard of it but didn't think it was serious enough to do anything about it. he said "No one has ever died of Sleep Apnoea". That was how they though back then and some still do, so if you do not push doctors or get to see a consultant in hospital that does take it seriously, it might be a while before you ever get seen by a specialist in sleep disorders.
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Re: 80 AHI

Post by Sleep2Snore » Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:16 am

Others may reply to you, I hope they do with their own number of AHI's, though some might be like me and not know, as they never thought to ask.
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Re: 80 AHI

Post by OrphanAnnie » Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:48 am

Just out of curiosity does any know what the highest an AHI reading it can be

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Re: 80 AHI

Post by Guest » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:56 pm

Hi OrphanAnnie,

Sleep apnea is defined as a cessation of breathing for a minimum of 10 seconds or longer, combined with a drop in your blood oxygen saturation by a minimum of 3% from your baseline.

Mild: 5-14 times per hour
Moderate: 15-29 times per hour
Severe: 30 or greater times per hour

80 is absolutely up there in regards to severity. My most severe patient I ever had was 158 times per hour. Keep in mind though, that I have had mild patients who are incapacitated, and ++severe ones who think that they feel fine.

The fact that your CPAP machine is reading 0.4 times per hour right now is because it is treating you. If you stopped wearing it, it would go back up to 80.

Hope this helps,
Emma

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