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Unread post  Post subject: Can anyone give advice on my SpO2 readings? Is it REM OSA?  |  Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 8:36 am

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I've been exhausted pretty much all day for 3 or 4 months now. I had blood tests, went to cardiologist and everything has come back fine. Latest thing I suspected was sleep apnea. One of the attachments is the o2 only reading from last night. The other is the o2 and HR from last night but it's condensed.
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I had a sleep study a few weeks ago but it's taking forever to get the results. Does anybody have any insight from my oximeter reading? I've worn it for 3 weeks or so and its pretty consistent. One thing i noticed is that my "events" don't happen throughout the night consistently. The o2 readings could be good for 30-60 min, then i'll have a set of events, then it's good for 30-60 min and i'll have another set of events.

Does this look like REM specific OSA? UARS? I realize it doesn't show what stage of sleep I'm in to know of it's REM specific OSA.

I'm hoping to get this figured out so i can fix the problem and get my life back.

Any insight would be great!

Unread post  Post subject: Re: Can anyone give advice on my SpO2 readings? Is it REM OS  |  Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:57 am

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Location: Sydney, Australia
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Hear rate (HR as bpm) can rise during REM sleep. HR is probably low and steady during deep sleep (NREM). Variation to HR is associated with REM sleep and arousals (from active/scary dreams or from body reacting to drops in SpO2).

OSA/UARS? require sleep study (PSG), COPD requires a full lung funtion test.

Find an phone app that can monitor and record possible snoring (the sound during the night). Snoring does not 100% mean OSA but is a risk factor. Check other risk factors (eg. sleepy through the day).

Do you have any problems with your breathing during the day?

Tried CPAP but it failed.
Why am I so unlucky with doctors ? I don't seem to match the textbooks nor the expected norms.

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