Hi all,

as I’ve said in recent posts, I was recently diagnosed with severe sleep apnea with an AHI of 40 and with almost zero REM sleep. So having an AHI of 40, does that literally mean I am waking up 40 times a night because of the sleep apnea events?

Meaning if I were to sleep for 8 hours a night would that mean I am literally getting like 2 and a half hours of actual sleep in that eight hour span? I came to this conclusion because if I were to be having 40 events per hour, meaning waking up 40 times an hour, meaning getting only 20 minutes of sleep every hour, that would mean in an 8 hour period I’m literally only getting 2 and a half hours of sleep?

Am I right or am I reaching? Sorry if this seems like an ignorant question, but if this is what is literally happening, everything regarding my mental health issues for the past few years makes sense now, and that gives me a sense of liberation that things will get better once I receive my machine.

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