my results are as follows: (my dr. appt is next week). If anyone has any insight, please feel free to comment, as I am compiling questions to prepare for my appt.
Please feel free to comment on individual sections, because I am scratching my head about several things that were said (my questions are in bold).
***This sleep test was done while using a CPAP machine & taking Ambien.***
This full night sleep study demonstrates an increased sleep latency of 35.0 minutes. Sleep architecture showed decreased stage N1 sleep (1.9%), normal Stage N2 sleep (75.1%), normal Stage N3 (Slow Wave Sleep) (8.1%), and decreased Stage REM sleep (13.8%). There was a normal REM latency of 92.5 minutes. There was a total sleep time of 376.0 minutes with a normal sleep eficiency of 88.1%
The study showed no obstructive sleep apnea with mild sleep fragmentation characterized by an overall Apnea Hypopnea Index (AHI) of 1.0/hour. The AHI's were NREM 0.9/hour, and REM 1.32/hour. The patient had 0 obstructive apneas, 0 mixed apneas, 3 central apneas, 3 hypopneas, and 0 flow limitation events (RERA). Positional influence was not a contributing factor.
Sleep Fragmentation Analysis
There were 61 spontaneous arousals, 1 respiratory arousal, and 15 limb movement arousals leading to a total arousal index of 10/hour.
Limb Movement Analysis
There were 104 limb movements. Limb movements resulted in 15 brief arousals during the night. The PLM Index of 16.6/hour.
The patient's EKG displayed Normal Sinus Rhythm.
Moderate oxygen desaturations were noted with a nadir attained being 86%. The baseline SpO2 was 93. Total sleep time spent below 90% is 0.40%
MSLT was performed with 5 nap opportunities on CPAP 12. Average sleep latency was 11 minutes with 1 SOREM at 9 minutes.
No evidence of significant residual OSA on CPAP 12. There are moderate PLM's present. MSLT demonstrates borderline hypersomnia with sleep latency of 11 minutes. Recommend clinical follow-up.
Ok, here are my questions:
What are the normal percentages of time spent in each sleep stage?
I woke up spontaneously for no reason 61 times (I only remember waking once). This is my issue nightly-waking up for no reason. What can cause this? This goes hand in hand with my next question, I never knew neither did my boyfriend about my PLM's. I would wake up once a week or so with cramps in my lower legs where it felt like I would stretch and hold it and would wake up from the pain.
MSLT-I remember dreaming more than once. During one nap it seemed like I was having a seizure from jerking, but I will bring that up with the doctor b/c it was all recorded.
The moderate PLM's seem to not bother me too much as the "spontaneous arousals". What causes this?
What is "borderline hypersomnia"?
Thank you in advance for your comments/input/knowledge!