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O2 Watch - why alarm to wake up
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O2 Watch - why alarm to wake up
How they are marketing this is to wake a person up to monitor sleep Apnea.  Is this supposed to take the place of a sleep study?  Makes no sense to me...


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RE: O2 Watch - why alarm to wake up
I use a Wellue O2Ring oximeter, and there is an option to set a alarm for both heart rate and oxygen levels.

I have mine set to vibrate if my oxygen levels go below 88%. I was only woken up once when it fell to 85%.

When I checked with OSCAR, I noticed a cluster of Obstructives at the time the vibrator sounded. Although, I thought I was dreaming and questioning what the sound was, it did wake me. I found that I was on my back, so rolled to my side.

Just an added note: I don't use it every night. And I certainly wouldn't appreciate being woke up by any sound, and if it happened on a regular basis, then one should touch base with their doctor.
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RE: O2 Watch - why alarm to wake up
Maybe this isn't so crazy, even if it wakes you up - makes me think of Philips' Smartsleep "Snoring Relief Band". 
It's a $200 gadget that you strap to your stomach that vibrates when you roll onto your back, supposedly waking you up so you can roll back onto your side - purportedly this eventually trains you to sleep on your side. They have a clinical study and all. Reduces snoring and treats sleep apnea (to some extent) by keeping you on your side. 

I'm skeptical. Mostly because it's 200 bucks and I don't have 200 bucks. More reasonably because I don't feel being annoyed at a buzzer on my stomach will make me very happy. The very idea of paying for that gets me worked up. Maybe I'm just jealous because I'm stuck with my pillow-stuffed knock-off "side-sleeping" backpack...  Unsure
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