Can anyone can recommend a recording oximeter? I've lost a lot of weight and I'm curious what, if any, impact it has had on my sleep apnea, but I am sure it hasn't been cured and have no interest in getting another sleep study done.
Seems like the CMS-50D is the most commonly recommended around these parts, but I see some for cheaper. Are the finger-only models pretty bad compared to the wrist/finger ones?
SleepyHead/other sleep software compatibility is not a concern for me.
Thanks in advance.
The finger-only ones don't seem to stay on all night, if you are wanting to record all night. The wrist mount with the finger probe seems more stable. Accuracy is the same +/- one either way. If all you want is a momentary snapshot, go cheap, but if you want an all-night recording step up a level.
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I have the CMS-50D Plus - a finger model that I have used often. I keep it in place all night long with two strips of tape taped to each side (of the pulse oximeter) that extend onto the sides of my finger. Haven't lost the connection or the pulse oximeter during the night. I'd say go with the less expensive unless you thrash around a lot at night.
And GOOD FOR YOU for losing weight! Do you think being on CPAP helped?