Among the snoring patients, some people may suffer from sleep apnea.

The doctor pointed out that "home sleep examination" can be carried out at home to detect whether you suffer from sleep apnea; the situation is shown, and the characters in the picture are not related to this article.

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[Health Channel/Comprehensive Report] Many people have snoring problems, and some snoring patients may also suffer from sleep apnea.

Physicians pointed out that if sleep apnea causes long-term tissue hypoxia, it will increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases, such as high blood pressure, stroke, myocardial infarction, etc.

"Home Sleep Check" can be performed at home to detect whether you suffer from sleep apnea. The report mainly depends on the sleep apnea index (Apnea–Hypopnea Index, AHI) and the lowest blood oxygen saturation concentration. The rest of the items will be used by the doctor as a reference for follow-up treatment .

Ho Nianxuan, a specialist in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, posted on the Facebook fan page "Dr. Ho He Nianxuan-nasal septum curvature, sleep apnea" and said that the first thing to look at in the report is the severity of sleep apnea, which is the AHI index.

This indicator is the number of apnea or obstructed breathing per hour, which is the average calculation result after the sleep check statistics of the whole night.

As long as the AHI index of adults is greater than 5, it is in line with the diagnosis of sleep apnea. The higher the number, the more serious the condition is. 5-15 is mild, 15-30 is moderate, and more than 30 is severe.

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He Nianxuan said that the next thing to look at is the minimum blood oxygen saturation concentration. This number reflects the severity of hypoxia in the body tissue. The lower the level, the more dangerous it is. Normally, it must be greater than 90%.

The rest of the report items, such as sleep hours, sleep efficiency, obstructive or central apnea, heart rhythm changes, etc., will be reviewed by the doctor in detail, and all of them will be combined as a reference for the follow-up treatment plan.

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  • Insomnia

  • Cardiovascular diseases

  • snoring

  • sleep apnea

  • sleep quality

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