Hello Guest, Welcome to Apnea Board !
As a guest, you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use.
To post a message, you must create a free account using a valid email address.

or Create an Account


New Posts   Today's Posts

SLEEP-WAKE PATTERN & OXIMETER READINGS
#1
I have mild OSA and have the following sleep-wake pattern and think it might be OSA-related:

Get to sleep ok, sleep through the night (I can recall dreams), awake to urinate, then defecate, then go back to sleep, awake a second time but with a gradual surge of adrenalin (and/or cortisol) which produces anxiety and high blood pressure. Once I'm up, both the surge and BP gradually reduces.

I read that when Sp02 drops too low for an extended period, an adrenaline burst will occur and cause hypertension, for one.

I have a deviated septum, cannot always breathe through my nose at night and have not been able to use my BIPAP machine without much discomfort as it forces me to breathe through my mouth which I posted on here
(SORRY, I ONLY HAVE TWO POSTS AND THEY WON'T LET ME POST LINKS YET, SO YOU WILL HAVE TO COPY, PASTE & ADD THE WWW.)

[apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-DRY-MOUTH-UNABLE-TO-USE-BIPAP?pid=60938#pid60938]

The chin strap works by keeping my mouth closed during sleep, however, if I can't breathe through my nose, it defeat the purpose of using the machine. I plan on getting surgery done soon for this. In the meantime, I try sleeping on my sides.

My non-BIPAP readings. Looks like I improved somewhat which could be from weight loss:

May 26, 2013 oximeter report:
app.box.com/s/5pcslxmw8f3dm3tgw8hn

July 28, 2014 oximeter report:
app.box.com/s/y5lulr8x2qbp7t9lf2gn

Thoughts?
Post Reply Post Reply
#2
I could not get the oximetery reports but here is the thread
http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...-USE-BIPAP

I have deviated septum and done the surgery, nose breathing improved somewhat but the surgery does not cure sleep apnea
Many people experience no oxygen desat but still need PAP therapy to improve sleep and wake up in the morning feeling refreshed

Post Reply Post Reply
#3
(07-30-2014, 01:52 AM)zonk Wrote: I could not get the oximetery reports but here is the thread


I have deviated septum and done the surgery, nose breathing improved somewhat but the surgery does not cure sleep apnea
Many people experience no oxygen desat but still need PAP therapy to improve sleep and wake up in the morning feeling refreshed

Since the stupid links won't work, here is the data from the reports:

Looks like I improved from a year ago - - - let me know what you think.

07-28-14 oximeter report:
Sp02-Pulse
TOTAL EVENTS: 31-51
TIME IN EVENTS: 1189-28546
AVG EVENT(sec): 38-559
INDEX (1/hr): 3.8-559
AVG EVENT MAX: 91-69
AVG EVENT MIN: 89-57
MAX EVENT OFFSET: 3-65
MAX TIME EVENT (SEC): 187-7122
MAX DUR: 98-145
MIN DUR: 84-48
AVG DUR: 93-61

Sp02 >94: 11045 time
Sp02 <88: 159 times
Pulse >150: 0 times
Pulse <60: 11672 times

05-26-13 oximeter report:
Sp02-Pulse

TOTAL EVENTS: 41-1
TIME IN EVENTS: 3044-28879
AVG EVENT(sec): 74-28879
INDEX (1/hr): 5.1-0.1
AVG EVENT MAX: 90-132
AVG EVENT MIN: 97-43
MAX EVENT OFFSET: 10-40
MAX TIME EVENT (SEC): 910-28879
MAX DUR: 99-43
MIN DUR: 82-61
AVG DUR: 91

Sp02 >94: 2708 time
Sp02 <88: 389 times
Pulse >150: 5 times
Pulse <60: 11935 times
Post Reply Post Reply


#4
(07-30-2014, 01:52 AM)zonk Wrote: I could not get the oximetery reports but here is the thread

I have deviated septum and done the surgery, nose breathing improved somewhat but the surgery does not cure sleep apnea
Many people experience no oxygen desat but still need PAP therapy to improve sleep and wake up in the morning feeling refreshed

Also, what is your take on the new Inspire implantable device to replace PAP just approved by FDA in April? I would post links again but I can't.
Post Reply Post Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Advise a New Guy [on high pressure readings] zzzZorro 55 3,108 10-17-2017, 10:26 AM
Last Post: SarcasticDave94
  Wake after 2-4 hours can't go back to sleep Help me 27 624 10-10-2017, 03:30 PM
Last Post: Help me
  Question about breathes pattern Zackio 9 276 10-09-2017, 12:24 AM
Last Post: Zackio
  [CPAP] Readings (AHI) confusedcpap 3 135 10-06-2017, 01:35 PM
Last Post: PaulaO2
Ohmy Recording Oximeter on sale zzzZorro 1 147 10-01-2017, 05:51 PM
Last Post: pholynyk
  Are there standard fluctuations in AHI readings? peteetah 39 1,073 09-12-2017, 11:03 AM
Last Post: pholynyk
  S10 OXIMETER -- EXPERIENCE??? srlevine1 3 271 09-11-2017, 08:33 PM
Last Post: srlevine1

Forum Jump:

New Posts   Today's Posts




About Apnea Board

Apnea Board is an educational web site designed to empower Sleep Apnea patients.

For any more information, please use our contact form.