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The Nuts and Bolts of Scoring Apneas and Hypopneas
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The Nuts and Bolts of Scoring Apneas and Hypopneas
search post title for what seems to me to be really good info

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Extreeeemly interesting. Sounds like in some ways the polysomnography equipment is not totally perfect either. I have not finished reading all of it yet but as reported many of the recorded data are from indirect measurements.
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Good article. Makes me wonder just how accurate these little machines really are if they lack crucial components such as EEG and oximetry.



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RE: The Nuts and Bolts of Scoring Apneas and Hypopneas
I had that discussion the other day with an advisor at the LL, and she said that if you ask the manufacturers, very accurate, if ask doctors, not at all accurate. I often spot check my results against a pulse-ox recording to see how they line up, usually pretty well, actually, but I doubt that the scoring is 100% accurate. Accurate enough to provide therapeutic value, though, which is all that counts for most of us.
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Great article, very informative and mind opening...however....

the article is from 2001... has the technology/methodology changed in that time?? Personally I will be investigating this as I have had such mixed results from titration/sleep studies and from the data from our little machines.

for instance: http://www.sleeptechtutor.com/documents/..._rules.pdf

and this was very interesting to me...:-): http://blog.aastweb.org/scoring-obstruct...e-criteria

One thing that has changed for me in the last two months is that I no longer rely solely on data and its interpretation for how I conduct my therapy. Now I actually monitor how I feel each day, during different times of the day, my sleep hygiene and quality of sleep. The data is great as a reflection, but it is, for me, an abstraction of reality. The best way I can benefit myself is to be more aware of how I feel and what I can do to improve...

Just a small part of my CPAP journey...

Sleep-well

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