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Is this a logical way to establish my AHI baseline ?
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RE: Is this a logical way to establish my AHI baseline ?
(07-13-2018, 02:32 PM)tommyngo Wrote: @Stom
_Thanks for some great & relevant infos.

There is one home test I've seen that is hundreds rather than thousands of dollars, but it doesn't distinguish between obstructive apnea and central apnea, and I have no idea how you'd score it (I don't know anything about its "PC analysis software"). It's the Contec "CMS-RS01 Wearable Obstructive Sleep Apnea Symptoms Monitor (PR,SPO2,Rhino-Anemometer) respiration Test monitor." At around $300 it costs about the same as some companies charge for a single home study reviewed by a doctor, but those have the additional channels to record more data, and, well, a doctor (or so they claim.)

The CMS-RS01 does not have a snore sensor, body position sensor or thoracic effort bands. But it does have pulse ox and a nasal canula flow sensor. So the really relevant thing only thing it would get you that your data-recording PAP doesn't is what your nasal flow graph and AHI is when you are sleeping without PAP. Too bad it doesn't record thoracic effort, though, as whether you have centrals without PAP vs. with PAP is a key data point.

The CMS-RS01 is a cousin of the the popular Contec CMS50 series data recording wrist pulse oximeters with finger sensors that are popular here. I have no idea if the CMS-RS01 PC software can export a file that Sleepyhead can read, but it is safer to assume that it cannot.
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