Understanding the sleep test results
Understanding the sleep test results. The Apnea-Hypopnea Index (AHI) is an index used to measure apnea or decrease in breathing during sleep. The results of the index will be used to diagnose sleep apnea. Those with normal results had an AHI index of less than 5 because they had almost no sleep apnea. Or the brain waves and muscle movements during sleep are in a normal pattern.
If the results obtained from the examination are abnormal. The examinees will have the following AHI index values:
- 5–15 is mild sleep apnea symptoms.
- 15–30 is moderate sleep apnea symptoms.
- 15–30 is a symptom of severe sleep apnea.
Other abnormalities that may be found in the sleep test include restless legs syndrome. That can changes in heart rate respiration and oxygen content in the blood or unusual movements or actions while asleep which from the results of the examination. The doctor will talk to the patient for further treatment.
However, during the sleep test, the patient may have difficulty falling asleep or not being able to sleep. As well as sleeping at home. However, it does not affect the results of the examination. So try to consult your doctor for diagnosis and treatment before symptoms become severe.