Sleep Disorders/Spo2

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Hi what are normal spo2 levels for a child while asleep? My daughter is mainly 96-98 but did drop to 94 and 95 for brief time few seconds.  No concerns but is this normal?
Thank you

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Hi there, thanks for the question. I need a little more information so that I can give you a better answer.

How old is your daughter? Why were her oxygen levels being monitored? Was she in the hospital, or having a sleep study? Does she have any significant health problems?
 
Let me know these things and then i can help a bit more :)

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Erika Roggenback

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I can answer all questions related to any type of sleep disorders, or sleeping issues, for all ages. For sleeping disorders, these can include narcolepsy, REM Behavior Disorder (RBD), parasomnias such as sleep talking, walking or eating, and many more. I can also help with any issues dealing with sleep apnea or PAP. Lastly, I can give assistance on how to get a better nights sleep, sleep hygiene and how your medications can affect your sleep.

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I have been a sleep technologist for 13.5 years, having run studies on people of all ages.

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Registered Polysomnographic Technologist

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