(01-25-2015, 05:49 AM)DocWils Wrote: I'm sorry, from this there is not enough to indicate clinical levels of apnoea, although it certainly indicates something is up, an a proper study will tell what is really happening here.
I agree. To me, the data does add more weight to the idea that you need a sleep test.
Your other symptoms are a strong indication of the possibility of apnea and needing a sleep test. There are some apnea questionnaires you can find online that may add weight to the idea that you need a sleep test.
However, don't be too sure it's apnea. One of the reasons for getting a sleep test is to be sure it's really apnea and not a more dangerous and immediate medical problem.
One thing that would add to that would be if you see spikes where O2 drops and the pulse rate goes up at the same time.
Worn out, how difficult is it for you to get a sleep test? i.e. cost, clinic availability, insurance, etc.? Are you in the country of Lebanon?
Another clue would be to have your wife listen to you while you're sleeping and see if you stop breathing for a while. A sound recorder or even a video recorder can help, too.
(01-24-2015, 06:38 PM)worn_out_in_lebanon Wrote: This segment in the 3 hour range may be more informative than 10 hours squished into one chart.
Again, this was a relatively good night, based on how I felt this morning when I got up.
Thanks again for all the input to this point.
That graph doesn't look like data glitches to me. I'd sort of expect things to look like that if you are having trouble breathing for a while, your O2 drops slowly, and then you wake up a bit and start breathing. O2 tends to jump up very quickly once you start breathing normally.
You might want to look for that in your data when you're having a bad night.