I took some screenshots of my sleepyhead data to post here, if anyone wants to look at them and give me opinions. The pictures were big so I tried to scale them down, let me know if I should post them differently.
This is just a random night where I felt particularly awful the next day, but from before I got my new mask (just so I don't add variables). There's a big picture of the whole night, and then some closer shots of some weird stuff I'm wondering about. I have no idea what waveforms are useful so I decided on the flow rate, respiratory rate, and tidal volume. If you guys want to see anything else just let me know and I'll upload some more shots. I can upload more nights too, this is a common pattern it seems.
You'll notice there's also user flags. I've got user flag 1 set to 50% for 10s, I have a lot of those. Strangely, according to Resmed's website that's actually the reduction and time they define as a hypopnea. They don't mention other criteria, so I don't know why these user flagged events aren't being scored as a hypopnea, but they must not match some detail of the definition.
I've been reading and looking at all this closer tho and I'm curious if this looks like periodic breathing and/or cheynes-stokes respiration to anyone else?
I'm not sure exactly what that would imply, since I don't have congestive heart failure and I'm not a big opium addict, but I am interested in knowing more.
Also, is this enough to account for my excessive daytime sleepiness or would it only matter if it affected my blood oxygen saturation? I haven't tried using a pulse oximeter yet, but I'm willing to give it a shot if it might help figure things out.
Tell me what you guys think.