What is a good sleep apnea score?
From the rating chart here, we see that an index less that 5 is considered normal.
For an Apnea-Hypopnea Index from 5 to 15 denotes mild sleep apnea.
Fifteen to 30 is moderate, while a greater than 30 is considered severe..
How many apneas per hour is normal?
CPAP, oral appliances and other sleep apnea treatment options are designed to reduce your AHI, but not necessarily eliminate them. That’s because it’s considered normal for everyone to have up to four apneas an hour. It’s also common if your AHIs vary from night to night.
How do I interpret my sleep apnea results?
The scale of AHI is:< 5 = normal in an adult. (In a child > 1.5 indicates clinically significant sleep apnea)5-15 = mild.15-30 = moderate.> 30 = severe.
What is a bad sleep apnea score?
Obstructive sleep apnea is classified by severity: Severe obstructive sleep apnea means that your AHI is greater than 30 (more than 30 episodes per hour) Moderate obstructive sleep apnea means that your AHI is between 15 and 30. Mild obstructive sleep apnea means that your AHI is between 5 and 15.
Can I die in my sleep from sleep apnea?
Takeaway. Sleep apnea is closely linked to several life-threatening conditions. It may cause or worsen chronic illnesses like high blood pressure. Sleep apnea can lead to sudden cardiac death.
How many hours per night should CPAP be used?
6 hoursStudies show that at least 6 hours of CPAP usage per night is needed to reduce the long-term health risks of obstructive sleep apnea. We encourage our patients to put the CPAP on at lights out each night and to make every attempt to put it back on after nighttime awakenings.