04-09-2014, 01:13 PM
Greetings (my first post!),
WOW, this is very cool and you folks are awesome!
Last few weeks, something has been waking me up with an elevated heart rate ~110bpm (80=normal). Usually in the middle of a dream (not a nightmare) during the morning hours. I assumed it was Apneas and that I just needed to increase my pressure due to aging; so that's how I found you.
These wakeups are disrupting my sleep and can't be good for my heart (beating >100bpm).
Male, age 53. I've been using my ResMed S9 AutoSet for a few years (only 1yr of data) with no problem and no recent doctor visits. It totally cured my snoring and I like it!
Last Night (pretty typical): Hrs=8.5, ApneaIndex=0.2 (Obstructive=0.1), HypopneaIndex=0.3, Leak95%=3.6, LeakMax=4.8, Pressure95%=8.1, PressureMax=9.5.
Are these wakeups due to apneas, CPAP/Settings, or other?
THANKS for any feedback !!!!
Hey Snork, welcome aboard! Your stats look great! I don't see anything in the above numbers that would be cause for concern. So that suggests you may need to investigate other ideas. Do you happen to own one of those cute and darling little o2 sensors that go on your finger? It might be interesting to know what your o2 level is doing when this occurs. Have you had a lot of weight gain in the last few months? You look pretty slender in your avatar pic... Anyhow, maybe it's time for a good old physical or checkup with your pcp doc person. I don't think it's anything to stress about, but it sure wouldn't hurt to follow up.
Your stats look good. CPAP settings and apneas should not be causing what you describe with that low an AHI.
May I suggest a cardiac workup by a cardiologist.
At 53, with sleep apnea; if you've not see a cardio doc, might just be time to start.
Rhetorical question: How's your weight, blood pressure, and blood glucose?
Could just be adrenaline release caused by dream content.
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