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Anomaly?
With much appreciated guidance here, I found my sweet spot of constant 8.5. My AHIs are almost always in the 0s and 1s with an occasional 2 or 3. Sounds great, right? Then, as I was checking my SD card, I came across this (see attachment). Could this be an anomaly in the software? I also miscarried right around this date, but I doubt one had anything to do with the other. I'm hoping my DME doesn't see this and assume noncompliance. Help!
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#2
RE: Anomaly?
Hello Mrs Brando

It wouldn't surprise me at all if this anomaly was due to your miscarriage. Many years ago before having my two, I suffered a miscarriage too. I did not have apnea then but the pain was so intense for a huge long period and I must have gripped my airways in pain many times. So it could have been you were affected by the event and holding your breath.

Did you have many more such anomalies or was this the only one?
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This was the only one, but the thing is, that's not when my body expelled the baby, that's just when the baby died inside me, according to ultrasound. Now I'm wondering if my apnea went haywire that night, and that's what killed the baby.  Unsure
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I am so sorry to read that.

Do you mind my asking at what stage did you miscarry, ie how many weeks/months were you at?
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#5
RE: Anomaly?
The baby died at 6 weeks, 6 days. It was a completely unexpected pregnancy, but we sure wanted it.
I always sleep on my side and get the awesome numbers. I wonder if I was on my back that night...could AHIs get that much worse from just position changes?
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RE: Anomaly?
Obstructions are usually much worse with back sleeping. And the OSA/ hypopnea appears in clusters. Do you use a neck collar at all?

If not your numbers at mostly close to zero are awesome.

Have to say, I do not know about apneas and its impact on pregnancy. Heres hoping others might chime in to let us know of their experiences, if any
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RE: Anomaly?
My condolences. Your Sleep apnea didn't cause any problems. So don't think about that. To correct the hypopneas I think the idea of a Cervical Collar is a great idea.
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Cervical collar? Like one of those foam things for whiplash?
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RE: Anomaly?
Yes but you want to get one that is soft and only about 2 to 3 inches wide. The purpose is to prevent your chin from dropping down and cutting off your airway. You mentioned your a side sleeper and it's a common thing that people do on their sides.
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Oh. I have to jump through hoops to even sleep at night at all. First, I grind my teeth. To the point they are crumbling from it. I had a custom-made splint thing from the dentist, and my back teeth still found a way to grind down on each other. So now I'm back to using 2 stacked athletic mouth guards to keep my teeth from touching when I sleep. I also have a deviated septum, and my ENT said he could do surgery on it, but couldn't guarantee it would do any good. So I have to use nasal strips every night so I can breathe through my nose. And then a FFM to cover all of that stuff.
I'll add a collar too if it'll help.
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