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ddenver11
Unread post  Post subject: Home Sleep Study! Is it accurate?  |  Posted: Sun May 13, 2018 10:40 am

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I recently had a home sleep study with the Nox T3 device. Very easy to use and when I received the Respiration Report it showed I had a bunch of central apneas (152) and less obstructive(29). When the raw data was sent to the sleep specialist to view she apparently wasn't convinced they were central apneas and instead were obstructive. My question would be: For a sleep specialist is this easy to distinguish between the two and why would the summary indicate central but the sleep technician say its obstructive apneas?


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ddenver11
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Home Sleep Study! Is it accurate?  |  Posted: Sun May 13, 2018 7:41 pm

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I have a feeling due to my uncomfortable nights sleep, which I may have got 2 hours of real sleep that night. As well as my constant tossing and turning and being anxious/stressed may have had an effect on the computers reading. I got a perscription for an oral appliance or a cpap machine. I should of just went with the cpap as I dont feel as though the oral appliance is making a difference other than my snoring is non existent anymore. That oral appliance was 3000 dollars which is ridiculous. Now I'm forced to spend more money for a cpap machine. I'm anxious to start feeling normal again.


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TheLankyLefty
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ddenver11 wrote:
My question would be: For a sleep specialist is this easy to distinguish between the two and why would the summary indicate central but the sleep technician say its obstructive apneas?
It is easy to distinguish between the two. There is a difference in the report and what your physician indicated (most likely) because it wasn't every looked. Type 3 devices are often just auto scored by the Noxturnal Software. Data is made available so that it can be reviewed if there is ever something that doesn't look right. Just one of the joys of Type 3 HSTs.

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Thank You for the reply, this makes me feel better knowing I can be confident I'm on the right track getting this cpap machine and not worrying about possible central sleep apnea just because of the report summary.

Your reply is going to help me sleep tonight!


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When you said :"There is a difference in the report and what your physician indicated (most likely) because it wasn't every looked". What did that last part mean? I'm sorry for asking


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ddenver11
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Home Sleep Study! Is it accurate?  |  Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 3:19 pm

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TheLankyLefty wrote:
ddenver11 wrote:
My question would be: For a sleep specialist is this easy to distinguish between the two and why would the summary indicate central but the sleep technician say its obstructive apneas?
It is easy to distinguish between the two. There is a difference in the report and what your physician indicated (most likely) because it wasn't every looked. Type 3 devices are often just auto scored by the Noxturnal Software. Data is made available so that it can be reviewed if there is ever something that doesn't look right. Just one of the joys of Type 3 HSTs.


I just wanted to make sure what you meant when you said:"There is a difference in the report and what your physician indicated (most likely) because it wasn't every looked."

Sorry to bother you about this and thank you very much for your help!


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TheLankyLefty
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I just wanted to make sure what you meant when you said:"There is a difference in the report and what your physician indicated (most likely) because it wasn't every looked."

Sorry to bother you about this and thank you very much for your help!
What I meant is that the sleep technologist that downloaded the recording most likely just plugged it in and printed out the report without looking at the raw data. According to you the report showed central sleep apneas.

Your physician didn't believe it. It's very normal to scrutinize central apneas, so it is very highly likely that the doc looked at the raw data for themselves and said....."uh....nope."

Some techs are bone heads, so it is very nice when a physician actually oversees the work. :)

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Unread post  Post subject: Re: Home Sleep Study! Is it accurate?  |  Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 11:25 am

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TheLankyLefty wrote:
ddenver11 wrote:
I just wanted to make sure what you meant when you said:"There is a difference in the report and what your physician indicated (most likely) because it wasn't every looked."

Sorry to bother you about this and thank you very much for your help!
What I meant is that the sleep technologist that downloaded the recording most likely just plugged it in and printed out the report without looking at the raw data. According to you the report showed central sleep apneas.

Your physician didn't believe it. It's very normal to scrutinize central apneas, so it is very highly likely that the doc looked at the raw data for themselves and said....."uh....nope."

Some techs are bone heads, so it is very nice when a physician actually oversees the work. :)

Some rush things through like with mine.Apparently 5 hours of sleep to them is efficient sleeping and that Mild apnea shouldn't be treated regardless of the apnea events whether it be between 6-18 or 15 or whatever arbitrary number they've given to this condition. These numbskulls go by bookish knowledge and don't provide personalized service like they should. They still measure/weight and height as the cause of Sleep Apnea when they don't realize that it could be other factors too such as how your jawline structure is.

I have had to beg to do another sleep test and one doc even denied me one and said that you don't need to do another sleep study. Lab sleep tests tend to conclusive but again, the interpretation is down to the person seeing it. Like the example I gave above. Home sleep tests isn't as great as lab sleep test because they have a failure rate and if the wires come off, you won't have enough data to go by. This happens when you get quite sweaty/oily in the night. My wires came off when I did them in the lab. Like this is 3-4 times they came off but again, the data interpretation is down to the person seeing it.

Some of these doctors don't want to help you. Instead they see you as a way of exploiting money because you are easy prey to them. They just want to ride their fancy beamers and fancy aston martins rather than helping out the patience. Now, I am not saying that all are like this, but I would be mistaken to say that some didn't.


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ddenver11
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The Lefty Lanky, does your company AXG Sleep diagnostics allow someone to send you the raw data I got from my last sleep study to interpret it and look over for a fee? I want a second opinion as the oral mouthpiece I got for my apparent severe obstructive sleep apnea has done nothing but make my sleep worse. I have a feeling I need a cpap machine and should have got it in the first place.


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