Is Mild Sleep Apnea Being Over-treated, or Perhaps not Treated Aggressively Enough?
In this article, I will unpack the scientific evidence informing both sides of the debate about how mild sleep apnea should be managed. To start, let's clarify some key concepts.
What Is Mild Sleep Apnea?
In adult patients (≥ 18 years of age), mild sleep apnea is defined as a sleep apnea test showing an apnea hypopnea index (AHI) between 5 and 15. AHI is synonymous with RDI (respiratory disturbance index) or REI (respiratory event index - more commonly...