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RS01 sleep apnea screen meter
I bought this reader/recorder, any one else using it?

it has a graph called pleth, any idea what that is?

it does seem like a nice unit, come with software

would also like to know what settings one should use with it for the software?
it looks like it says I have sleep apnea even when I am wake
thinking things may be set a tad to sensitive


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RE: RS01 sleep apnea screen meter
Sleep apnea is called sleep apnea for a reason. Bigwink

During the day, we may breathe shallow, hold our breath, breathe faster, slower, etcetera just due to whatever we are doing.

As for the device itself, seems interesting. So there's a hose that hooks to the nose or something?

Sleep O2 goes lower than awake O2. It can go as low as 92% or even 90% and all be well. You don't want it to go lower than that while asleep. That indicates either some sort of respiratory or heart condition or sleep apnea event.

Did you do a forum search to see if it was talked about before? I can't remember if it has.
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RE: RS01 sleep apnea screen meter
so far my low for o2 is 47%

lots of time in the 50 to 60%

I would guess this is not so good
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RE: RS01 sleep apnea screen meter
Um, no. Not at all.

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RE: RS01 sleep apnea screen meter
(03-20-2014 02:14 AM)space45 Wrote:  so far my low for o2 is 47%

lots of time in the 50 to 60%

I would guess this is not so good

Get thyself to a doctor on this asap. If this is accurately recording your blood oxygen levels, that's a seriously low figure that needs to be addressed soon. Needs to be up higher in the low 90% range or thereabouts. If it dips for just a short period of time that low, that's bad, but not as bad as if it dips down to those levels and stays there for a longer period of time. But in any case, you need to get professional diagnosis as to what's going on with that.

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RE: RS01 sleep apnea screen meter
(03-20-2014 02:14 AM)space45 Wrote:  so far my low for o2 is 47%

lots of time in the 50 to 60%

I would guess this is not so good
Low oxygen levels can potentially damage the heart or brain

Seen the doctor yet .... what are you waiting for
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RE: RS01 sleep apnea screen meter
did I mention the long wait times for docs in B.C. Canada, I am and have been seeing a doc, waiting to see a sleep specialist, the good news is my apap machine is in CHICAGO IL, soon to be in canada, the bad news is it will take forever to get it across canada, the US mail is much faster I find.

I had to bug the doc for over 8 months to get him to send me to a proper sleep clinic, even with the sleep testing guys saying I was extremely extreme case, and the worst they had ever seen the doc still did not send me to a sleep clinic till I bugged the hell out of him, did I mention the doc have attitude here in B.C., I am sure I did in one of my posts. not there fault really they have $$$ limits and constraints, they have to justify why it is needed. then I had over 6 more months of waiting, now I have a one hour meet and greet appointment to see the sleep doc, then wait who knows how long for the testing to be done, then wait some more for a appointment to get the results. to say things move very slow here is a understatement.

for my endocrinologist 1.5 year for a meet and greet, nothing done or looked at just some questions asked, that long with a rush request and a added push by my doc to speed things up, 8 more month for second appointment, where he actually did some doc work like testing and a exam, 4 month for next appointment, results, and 4 months again for my next one, more testing.

would love for the machine to get here before my appointment with the sleep doc and I can give him some info from the apap, as well as my little testing unit. might speed up his getting me in for the testing stage.

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(03-20-2014 02:14 AM)space45 Wrote:  so far my low for o2 is 47%

lots of time in the 50 to 60%

I would guess this is not so good
Low oxygen levels can potentially damage the heart or brain

Seen the doctor yet .... what are you waiting for
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RE: RS01 sleep apnea screen meter
Hi Space45,

I recently came across the RS01 and just wanted to see what someone else thought of it and if it's any good or bogus. Is the device and finger sensor actually comfortable and wearable all night long? I had another pulse oximeter a long time ago and the finger sensor started to hurt after a couple of hours and I had to take it off during the night or switch fingers. Have you tried the nose flow? I see it has alarm zones, but do you know if there is an alarm configurable for nose flow so that it could wake me up if I stop breathing?

Thanks!
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RE: RS01 sleep apnea screen meter
it looks to be a nice unit, you can adjust tons of things in the software for detecting problems in the graphs and reports.
I now use it mostly for recording o2 levels at night while using my VPAP unit.
it is nice to know what your levels are at during the night.
I love the unit and find it very comfortable, the finger unit is rubber so very comfortable and I use tape to keep it on and in the right place. I have no complaints and am very glad I have it

as to the alarms I have not used any of them so can not say much about that function.

(03-30-2014 01:36 PM)CrazySleeper Wrote:  Hi Space45,

I recently came across the RS01 and just wanted to see what someone else thought of it and if it's any good or bogus. Is the device and finger sensor actually comfortable and wearable all night long? I had another pulse oximeter a long time ago and the finger sensor started to hurt after a couple of hours and I had to take it off during the night or switch fingers. Have you tried the nose flow? I see it has alarm zones, but do you know if there is an alarm configurable for nose flow so that it could wake me up if I stop breathing?

Thanks!
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(03-20-2014 05:18 PM)space45 Wrote:  did I mention the long wait times for docs in B.C. Canada, I am and have been seeing a doc, waiting to see a sleep specialist

so glad the USA is trying to get to this model!
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