How many apneas per hour does a sleep apnea patient have?
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder which causes breathing to repeatedly stop and start during sleep. The diagnosis of sleep apnea is quite complex, and you need to do lots of tests.
The apneas happened per hour during your sleep is essential data to diagnose mild, moderate, or severe sleep apnea:
- Normal: less than 5 apnea events per hour
- Mild sleep apnea: 5 to 14 apnea events per hour.
- Moderate sleep apnea: 15 to 29 apnea events per hour.
- Severe sleep apnea: 30 or more apnea events per hour.
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