A 50-year-old member asked:
Is an oxygen saturation of 69% when sleeping dangerously low?
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A 41-year-old member asked:
What is oxygen saturation (spo2) while sleeping that is dangerously low?
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Sleep Medicine 18 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. Typically normal oxygen staurations are within 94-97% while sleeping. Patients with sleep breathing disorders, like sleep apnea may experience dips in this saturation. However, it is standard to try and keep saturation above 89%. Talk to your doctor.
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Last updated Oct 26, 2018
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