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REM Sleep - Can SleepHead Give a Determination--or Guestimate?
#1
I occasionally see REM sleep mentioned in posts, but how you you check on it without an EKG?
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#2
As far as I know it's a basic guess, even when using the graphs in SleepyHead.
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#3
I doubt that SleepyHead can help, but an IR video camera might catch the Rapid Eye Movements (the eyeballs moving behind the eyelids) - as long as you happen to be facing it.

Anybody for building a home sleep lab?
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#4
Two small skin sensors could catch the eye muscle movement during REM.
Sort of an electromyogram. A couple of LM741 OP Amps could be used as a filter and amplifier.

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#5
Someone on the forum said that respiration during REM looks like awake respiration and that you can use respiration patterns to guess. I ran that by my sleepdoc who agreed...

I used that logic to ascertain that when I began therapy, I was getting 2 REM periods per night when lucky, and often only 1. After 6 mo of therapy was getting 2 to 3 and now it is 3 to 4. It did take a full year for me to really feel rested, and I figure that is a big part of the reason.
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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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#6
You can never be sure unless it's show up in a lab study. In my case, the only time I have apnea/hypopnea is during near REM or REM. Showed that on both studies. Other people don't have such significant demarcation.
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