When Doing a Polysomnography (Sleep Test) What AHI Index Do Normal People (Without Sleep Apnoea) Have?
For diagnostic purposes, an apnoea-hypopnoea index (AHI) of 5 indicates presence of sleep apnoea whereas anything less than 5 is not considered sleep disordered breathing.
AHI is the total count of both the apnoea events (complete cessation of breathing) and the hypopnoea events (partial stoppage of breathing). For better diagnosis of sleep apnoea, the physician should look at both the AHI and any accompanying symptoms.
The age of the patient also determines the AHI score indicative of sleep apnoea and that treatment should be commenced. For example, children with AHI greater than one will be put on treatment for sleep apnoea.
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Somnowell Inventor - Visiting Professor Simon Ash FDS MSc MOrth BDS
Prof. Ash is the inventor of the highly successful SOMNOWELL Chrome device for snoring and sleep apnoea.
The Somnowell Chrome is made to exacting standards in the Somnowell laboratory under the supervision of Visiting Professor Simon Ash. Prof. Ash and his master technicians create each Somnowell Chrome device using their wealth of experience and expertise.
Prof. Ash works at the forefront of his profession. He is a Consultant and Specialist Orthodontist with over 30 years clinical experience, with a special interest in sleep related breathing disorders, TMJD, and bruxism. He currently works in Harley Street London and two private hospitals in London as part of a multi-disciplinary team managing snoring and sleep apnoea, and is Visiting Professor of Orthodontics at the BPP University.
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