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Yep. Mine doesn't drop much either per event but it seems to be more accumulative. As in each wake up, it doesn't rise quite as far so each fall causes it to fall slightly lower. Unless I wake up all the way, it just keeps dropping slowly. Even then, the lowest it has ever been without the CPAP (accidental "test") was in the 70s I think.

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Well, a little over a year later and I finally got the CMS-50D+. Test run worked okay, now I just have to figure out how to keep it on.
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(11-20-2015 02:06 PM)eviltim Wrote:  Well, a little over a year later and I finally got the CMS-50D+. Test run worked okay, now I just have to figure out how to keep it on.
I used 2” wide surgical tape that I tore off two 1/4” wide strips. Stuck it to the bottom sides of the Oximeter and the side of my finger. It held on just fine.

Also I was wondering if there was anyway I could get the data into an Excel file rather than just looking at it using the CMS program.
11-21-2015 05:25 PM
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(11-21-2015 05:25 PM)Jimsp1 Wrote:  Also I was wondering if there was anyway I could get the data into an Excel file rather than just looking at it using the CMS program.

When you download it with the SpO2 software, one of the files it creates is a ".csv" (comma separated variable) file. Excel can read this file type very easily.

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(11-21-2015 05:52 PM)sgearhart Wrote:  
(11-21-2015 05:25 PM)Jimsp1 Wrote:  Also I was wondering if there was anyway I could get the data into an Excel file rather than just looking at it using the CMS program.

When you download it with the SpO2 software, one of the files it creates is a ".csv" (comma separated variable) file. Excel can read this file type very easily.
Where can I find the csv files? I can't find any data files associated with the SpO2 program. When I look in the data folder inside the SpO2 program folder all I see is a file that says “this-dir- intentionally -left-blank”
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(11-21-2015 08:20 PM)Jimsp1 Wrote:  
(11-21-2015 05:52 PM)sgearhart Wrote:  
(11-21-2015 05:25 PM)Jimsp1 Wrote:  Also I was wondering if there was anyway I could get the data into an Excel file rather than just looking at it using the CMS program.

When you download it with the SpO2 software, one of the files it creates is a ".csv" (comma separated variable) file. Excel can read this file type very easily.
Where can I find the csv files? I can't find any data files associated with the SpO2 program. When I look in the data folder inside the SpO2 program folder all I see is a file that says “this-dir- intentionally -left-blank”
OK I solved the problem.
I have windows 10 and you need to right click on the program to bring up a list that includes
Troubleshoot Compatibility.
After running that and allowing the changes to be made I can now see the files including the csv files in the data folder.
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Post: #27
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First night with it on. I haven't felt like taping it on so what I did was I just jammed it on when I woke up; I wake up 4 hours into my sleep every night like clockwork. It stayed on for an hour and I took it off when I woke up again.

I will work on getting it to stay on the whole night so I can import it into sleepyhead, but I'm curious what sort of data other people have seen.

Mine seems to stay at 98%, however it occasionally dropped a bit lower (97%) which I assume is probably within a normal, healthy range (I have seen this happen while wearing it in the day). There were 2-3 drops to 96 and one drop to 88% (!) shortly after which I woke up. My pulse also became more erratic after this, perhaps indicative of wakefulness?

I am wondering if this is just due to perhaps me moving around in my sleep since I didn't tape it on. If those nasty <90% desat events correlate with my waking in future sessions, it might explain my waking up. Perhaps it correlates with bad leaks.
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Post: #28
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Full night last night, with the help of some painter's tape.

There are either several bad desaturation events, or I'm losing contact with the oximeter (one of them plunged below 70, which I think is probably the oximeter's fault since I never had anything this bad on my sleep study). Anyone seen anything like this when their data-capable CPAP was spitting out agreeable numbers (<5 AHI, few leaks, etc)
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