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Flow Rate - Smooth when awake vs Choppy when asleep?
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Flow Rate - Smooth when awake vs Choppy when asleep?
Why is my flow rate smooth curves while I'm awake, then choppy with a flat spot when I fall asleep.  ALL of my sleeping flow rates look like image B (with a flat spot). ... They look like momentary CA events on every single breath!  Like a short version of the CA event in image C.

ALL of my sleeping flow rates look like this since I started using my machine 5 months ago, so I haven't been too concerned about it.  My guess is that it is that as I relax and fall asleep, my breathing moves to a consistent pattern of a pause between exhale and inhale on every single breath.  Does that sound like a good guess?  My guesses shouldn't always be trusted, so I thought I'd see what the community thought!


Image A - Awake
Image B - Asleep
Image C - An event tagged as CA

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RE: Flow Rate - Smooth when awake vs Choppy when asleep?
It’s completely normal to have pauses between breaths while sleeping. Your A and B are what they should be.

Waking breath doesn’t have pauses, which is useful when reviewing OSCAR and trying to figure out if you were awake during a segment of the night.
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RE: Flow Rate - Smooth when awake vs Choppy when asleep?
Your results are perfectly normal
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RE: Flow Rate - Smooth when awake vs Choppy when asleep?
Thanks for the info. Good information from the community as usual!!
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