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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?

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Dr. Farrah Ahmad
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Yes, and you should definitely use cpap.
These apneas can long term cause cardiac changes.

In brief: Yes

Yes, and you should definitely use cpap.
These apneas can long term cause cardiac changes.
Dr. Farrah Ahmad
Dr. Farrah Ahmad
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Dr. Timothy Perozek
Ophthalmology

In brief: Dry eyes

If you get a sleep apnea machine, it can dry out your eyes.
Therefore, get refresh pm from the drug store over the counter and put in your eyes each night at bed time.

In brief: Dry eyes

If you get a sleep apnea machine, it can dry out your eyes.
Therefore, get refresh pm from the drug store over the counter and put in your eyes each night at bed time.
Dr. Timothy Perozek
Dr. Timothy Perozek
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Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine

In brief: See below

Agree with dr. Ahmed.
If your apnea hypopnea index (ahi) is 9 events per hour and the oxygen nadir is 87.5%, and you have daytime sleepiness or fatigue, treatment via dental device or even continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) may be an option for you depending on your other medical issues. Please consult with your sleep medicine specialist for a detailed treatment plan. Hope that helps!

In brief: See below

Agree with dr. Ahmed.
If your apnea hypopnea index (ahi) is 9 events per hour and the oxygen nadir is 87.5%, and you have daytime sleepiness or fatigue, treatment via dental device or even continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) may be an option for you depending on your other medical issues. Please consult with your sleep medicine specialist for a detailed treatment plan. Hope that helps!
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
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