Maybe you can try taping the clip so it stays still when you move around while sleeping. Just a suggestion
That is why I opted to pay a bit more and get the wrist mounted unit with a wire to the probe. The finger unit s fine when you are awake getting a spot check and monitoring the results, like in the doctors office.
But for an overnight recording unit on your finger there is a lot of mass for the way it is clamped on your finger and any movement can cause it to shift and provide bogus data.
My SPO2 also graphs profusion index which I gues tells if it is really reading the info accurately.
Disclaimer: Not a Doctor.
You O2 sats look great for the 60 minute period you show. No problems there. The "event" threshold can be changed on the tools box for the software. There are not only cliff events (SpO2 below 88) but also rate events (change of greater than 10% in one minute). I think the default values are a little conservative. Relax them just a little and most of the events disappear.
I've got the "E" version of the same meter and if you shake you hand, you will get variations in the reading. Give it a try some time when you put the instrument on before you go to sleep. You may just be moving around a bit more while you fall asleep.
O2 recorders are a great addition to the data set. I've posted here many times how surprised I was to see O2 sats in the 70's during multiple hypopnea events in a row.
Best of luck!
Thanks for all the help everyone. It's sure nice to have a place full of people who have "been there, done that".
Careful taping it down. That model, the hinge is fragile. If you tape it down, sometimes it will go a little bonkers on you.
Try wearing it some during the day and practice with it. You can use the SpO2 (not the Review) and view it "live" so you can check the tape and angle and all that as you play with it.
It got your pulse right but not the O2. This could mean it just did not "see" it well but could "feel" the pulse. Try another finger. If you have big fingers, try the pinkie.
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Last night I just took a fairly large bandaid and ran it down the side and along my finger...lengthwise. I did not wrap anything around it because the increase pressure makes it start to throb. My results were much more normal looking than the first night. I was actually able to forget that I had it on and slept the night through.
I have notice from previous threads, that this little unit is a bit tricky to navigate the menus. Someone, thank God, I think it was Paula, posted the path where Spo2 stores the data. One thing I figured out is the naming of each new session is the key. It uses your name as you open the session, so just put in today's date and you will build a history of files.
Also I would suggest while you are in there deep and looking, right click the "data" folder, and click send shortcut to desktop. Then you can go there easy in the future.
In case anyone needs that again:
could be a bit different depending on version of windows
on versions older than Win7, users is under documents & settings