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Sleep study results/oxygen desaturation?
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Sleep study results/oxygen desaturation?
I got my hands on my sleep,study today and my oxygen desaturation was 79%. Labeled severe. Ouch. 

So I’m wondering why they never mentioned it. Is this normal? What, if anything, would I do re: cpap settings. Or should I try and have further testing of my oxygen?  

Would appreciate some education on this ple@se. 

Thanks
Karen
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RE: Sleep study results/oxygen desaturation?
I would purchase a recording oxygenn my monitor. I own one of the cheapest that records the entire night. Cms50f

Check around you can find it on Amazon and Walmart I think.

With it it would not be a one time thing - you can do it daily, weekly or monthly.
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RE: Sleep study results/oxygen desaturation?
You may wish to mention this to your physician and request a home-study oxygen test.
Sometimes a particular sensor will produce low results with movement and positioning.
As per @stacyburke's advice -- many of us have recording pulse/oximeters to watch nocturnal desaturation. Her recommendation is a great start point.
Generally speaking, CPAP does not improve oxygenation levels unless the cause of your desat is a blockage -- and that would show up rather prominently on a chart.
You should download OSCAR and post a few charts for more specific forum advice.
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
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RE: Sleep study results/oxygen desaturation?
Hi. Thanks all!!

I did download OSCAR and have taken screen shots from the last three nights. I already posted them on another thread. I didn’t know you could correlate this new oxygen issue with the data from Oscar. Learning something new every day.

Should I repost them here or move this oxygen question to my precious thread? Us oxygen deprived folks don’t think so good. JK.

Karen.
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RE: Sleep study results/oxygen desaturation?
You may wish to post the link to your other thread on this post for reference.
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
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