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Whats a normal apnea-hypopnea index?
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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: 0 to 5
0 to 5 is considered normal.

In brief: 0 to 5
0 to 5 is considered normal.
Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
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Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry
2 doctors agree
In brief: 0 to 5 per hour
The academicians that monitor/regulate the treatment modalities for sleep apnea consider 0 -5 events per hour "normal".
This can be misleading however, so it must be considered in light of the oxygen deprivation created by those events. Generally a blood o2 level below 90% is suspect. E.G. Someone who stops breathing 1 time / hour for two minutes has an ahi=1, but o2 may dive to <70%--big trouble.

In brief: 0 to 5 per hour
The academicians that monitor/regulate the treatment modalities for sleep apnea consider 0 -5 events per hour "normal".
This can be misleading however, so it must be considered in light of the oxygen deprivation created by those events. Generally a blood o2 level below 90% is suspect. E.G. Someone who stops breathing 1 time / hour for two minutes has an ahi=1, but o2 may dive to <70%--big trouble.
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: 0-5/hour
Good description here.
http://healthysleep.med.harvard.edu/sleep-apnea/diagnosing-osa/understanding-results

In brief: 0-5/hour
Good description here.
http://healthysleep.med.harvard.edu/sleep-apnea/diagnosing-osa/understanding-results
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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