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Oxygen saturation levels while sleeping

A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
My reaction: Advise you to sit down with your doctor and go over both studies in full detail, as one of these is clearly WRONG. Although I would favor a clinic ou... Read More
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Sleep MD: Make sure you are being evaluated by a board certified sleep MD. Discuss findings and get recommendations.

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Pulmonary Critical Care 22 years experience
Above 90%: Normally, oxygen saturation should stay above 90% during sleep.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Yes: Your oxygen level when you sleep should be above 88%. Anything lower than this can increase your risk of irregular heart beat, myocardial infarction ... Read More
Dr. Robert Ryan
Dentistry 50 years experience
Yes: 69% saturation is quite low. Does the patient stop breathing at night (sleep apnea)? Do they have copd? Asthma or other lung disease? These question... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ranji Varghese
Sleep Medicine 17 years experience
It all depends: Without knowing a detailed medical history to determine if "low" oxygen may be a chronic, well compensated issue, it is impossible to answer. Typical... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
Right on the brink: Typically, O2 sats while asleep in a healthy individual should be >90. If yours are typically hitting 90 or below then, I'd say you are right in th... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Sleep evaluation : An initial sleep evaluation including a home visit by your respiratory home company is indicated. The mask fit should be checked.
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
It is possible that you have sleep apnea due to upper airway narrowing. A weight loss reduction program may be available at your local medical center.... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Lack of oxygen: When you stop breathing (apnea) oxygen and carbon dioxide do not exchange in the lungs. Oxygen drops (hypoxia) and co2 increase (hypercapnia)... Class... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. CESAR HOLGADO
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Oxygen: A low oxygen saturation definitely affects judgment. Your brain is one of the organs that is heavily dependent on proper oxygenation. If you decrease ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Pulmonary Critical Care 22 years experience
Not necessarily: As we age, it may get a little harder for the oxygen to get into the blood through your lungs. But, as long as you have healthy lungs, the oxygen satu... Read More

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