Doctor James Ross on how moderate Sleep Apnea compares to severe Sleep Apnea
The difference between a moderate and a severe sleep apnea, a moderate sleep apnea would be 30 to 35 apneas during an hour or less. And a severe would be more than 35 apneas. I’ve had patients that have had as many as 86 during an hour. And an apnea, when it records, it means that you stop breathing for 10 seconds or more. It could be 10 seconds, 20 seconds, 30, a minute, up to two minutes that you actually stopped breathing. We treat a lot of the mild and moderate cases. If a person was severe, I would have them try the C-PAP first.