Sunday, April 16, 2006


Moderate obstructive sleep apnea, chronic, ICSD code: 327.23 severe in frequency but with only mild desaturations.

Apnea-Hypopnea Index (AHI) is 53.5
AHI supine: 38.7
AHI REM: 31.0

The explanation of Terms says:

AHI: apena-hypopnea index; number of times you stopped breathing per hour of lseep
Partial and complete cessations of breathing have the same health effects.
(Sleep apnea is mild 5-15, moderate 15-30 and severe if >30)

So my AHI is 53.5, which according to the explanation is severe, but they diagnosised me as Moderate.

Well, either way, it's been diagnosised and now we can work on fixing this and getting me some REAL sleep!

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