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I recently purchased the Wellvue O2 ring for my husband. He has been having trouble sleeping at night. He is 6 feet tall and weighs 175 pounds. This is last night reading, can anyone please tell me if this is good or bad? Thank you in advance.


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His O2 levels are fine - a couple dips that came right back up.  I don't see any problems at all.  But that does not tell youanything about Apnea if that was a concern.  88% that stays for a while (minutes) is where they start being concerned.
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Thank you for the response. Last night was Worse. He had 3 instances where his O2 dropped to 87...just worried. Everything I have read says that if it drops below 90 it can cause organ damage- new, I do have a call in to his doctor.
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The number of times his SpO2 falls below 90% and the duration of those events is important. The problem with an oximeter is it can be a signal dropout or a real apnea. I'm seeing about 14 potential events in 7.5 hours, so events are under 2/hour, and we don't see much pulse-rate response to the brief events. Unless there are other symptoms or complications probably nothing to worry about. He is normal weight and likely active. Insomnia can have many causes, but this does not look like serious obstructive sleep disordered breathing. You certainly can't rely heavily on the graph from an oximeter as a diagnostic tool, so take my interpretation for what it's worth.
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Ditto the others, there's a few small dips. Sure keep an eye on this if it helps you feel better for it. I track my oxygen percentage with a basic pulse oximeter until I get a wrist style recording version in a week or so. Mine dips into the mid 80%s sometimes during my heart PVC/premature ventricular contractions fits and/or COPD crankiness. If you're really concerned, discuss it with your doc. But what I'm seeing isn't bad.
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