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Normal Oxygen Levels During Sleep
Normal: Anything above 90% oxygen saturation is normal.
In a person with sleep apnea, what causes the rises and falls in oxygen saturation of arterial blood during sleep?
Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea is defined as stopping breathing for 10 seconds. During that time, the body is not getting any oxygen. In addition, there can be instances that last less than 10 seconds, or where a less than adequate effort to breath is attempted. These also reduce the oxygen intake.See 2 more doctor answers
Completed sleep study and have mild sleep apnea. Oxygen recorded during sleep 86%. Will a CPAP machine help ease my high rate of PVCs (20, 000) a day.
CPAP and PVCs: Hi Derrick, there is data that demonstrates that CPAP usage does decrease the number of PVCs, but this was only in patients diagnosed with heart failure. Keep in mind that regular CPAP usage should improve any current symptoms related to sleep apnea such as day time fatigue and will also prevent long term complications such as pulmonary hypertension. Hope this helps!See 1 more doctor answer
Oxygen level frequently drops to the 70's % while sleeping. I don't like the cpap machine and I can't tolerate it. The cpap machine is in the closet.
Oximeter is giving a reading of 92 with a pulse of 103 for a 3 year old that has asthma while asleep after xopenex (levalbuterol). Is this normal? Is oxygen too low?
See below: A pulse ox of 92% indicates a moderate asthma attack. Pulse is normal. More importantly is wether or not your child is responding to treatment. Proper treatment can prevent the attack from becoming severe with a pulse ox <90%. You want to prevent that. CALL YOUR PEDIATRICIAN FOR ADVICE. If unable to reach he/she have your child evaluated in ER/EC
Sleep O2 deprivation: The symptoms vary from mild sleepiness to difficulty concentrating and adhd, anxiety, panic, depression, severe sleepiness, irritability, and mild cognitive deficits to complete disorientation and full delirium that can take days to clear. If it is very severe, a person could die in their sleep.
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.
My sleep doctor said that I have "severe oxygen desaturation to 22%" while sleeping. What does that mean?
What would be the cause for hypoxia in 41 yr old, tested oxygen sat., Went down to 78 while sleeping, took sleep study test doesn't seem to be apnea?
Mgt: It really depends on the extent and whether you have any underlying cardiopulmonary disease.
Consistent oxygen saturation of 89-90 while sleeping. Is this considered obstructive sleep apnea?
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 the crack between barely normal and barely abnormal. I'd think for a 19 year old nonsmoker you could do a bit better than that so it all depends on what else is going on. That number by itself doesn't diagnose OSA but "yes" you could have it.See 3 more doctor answers
My father is about 45 years old and have respiratory problem while talking oxygen in while sleeping.
I have sleep apnea but sometimes during the day my oxygen level is 90-93%. It feels difficult to breathe. Lung tests came back normal.
Is it normal to have cortisol surge during sleep, causing slightly higher morning gluc level then bedtime level? Typical: morning ~ 98, bedtime ~83.
"Dawn phenomenon": Hi. Yes, cortisol begins to rise in the wee hours of the morning and is part of what leads to the "dawn phenomenon", the rise in glucose often seen beginning before awakening. I hate to assume, but assume you're diabetic or you wouldn't be checking your sugars. Based on your bedtime and morning sugars, at least, your diabetes looks very well controlled!
Normal to have cortisol surge during sleep, causing slightly higher morning gluc level than @ bedtime? Typical: morning ~98, bedtime ~83. Not diabetic
Yes: There is a diurnal pattern to the secretion of cortisol and there is a normal surge in the early morning hours.
Hi I'm asthmatic its been really bad for past 6weeks I can't lie flat while asleep fel like my airway closes my gp won't help feel like oxygen leveldr?
Concerning!: You may need to add an inhaled steroid like fluticasone to your asthma therapy in addition to your fast acting inhaler. Be sure to use a spacer (we call them aerochambers here) with your puffs to maximize the lung distribution of your meds. Also you should have a peak flow meter to measure your lung volumes with. You can tailor your medicine to the level of restriction, is the idea. Good Luck
I was just diagnosed w/sleep apnea & was told my oxygen dropped to 68. I know normal levels are in the 90s. What is the effect of levels in the 60s?
Sleep apnea: This is a serious condition. Low levels mean that your system esp. Your brain is suffering from periodic deprivation of normal oxidation of the blood, which is dangerous, you should be under care for the apnea, which often is applying pressured air via a face mask to keep oxygen levels normal.See 1 more doctor answer
What should a 5yr olds heart rate be sleeping, is it normal to go low as 56 to 120 she's on moniter at home to check oxygen levels suspected fits?
Seems normal: Aks your pediatrician however.Get a more detailed answer ›
Would 9 breathing apneas and blood oxygen levels of 87.5% be considered mild sleep apnea? Would this cause a person to be tired during the day etc?
Yes: Yes, and you should definitely use cpap. These apneas can long term cause cardiac changes.See 2 more doctor answers
When I was diagnosed with sleep apnea, the doctor said my blood oxygen level was normal. Do I actually need a cpap?
CPAP: Normal oxygen does not mean that your oxygen saturation did not drop. If you have symptoms of sleep apnea like daytime somnolence, problems concentrating or with memory or irritability or if you have high blood pressure, stroke/tia, coronary artery disease, atrial fibrillation, you have to be treated. Also moderate and severe osa have to be treated, even w/o anything of the above.See 2 more doctor answers
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