Hi Pattim and welcome to the forum!
You'll get lots of helpful advice from experienced users.
I'm not terribly experienced, but wondering what type of oximeter you have. There's a link for SleepyHead software (Link at top of every forum page) and it supports a few different oximeters If you have the type of oximeter that is supported by SH you can look at your data and o2 results. Either way it's good to use SH to review your sleep data.
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(12-12-2015, 03:44 PM)Crimson Nape Wrote: Update: I found the test in the forum's information section. Here is the link:
This is a beginning. Do however search around and see what all the side effects of OSA can be and with what you might identify. I think I started a thread listing some concomitant problems but hey I don't remember much prior cpap.
crabby all the time (not me of course!)
GERD and attendant sinus infections. THIS was a biggie with me.
I use my PAP machine nightly and I feel great!
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You might consider talking to your doc about your sleep problems.
Much success to you and hang in there for more answers to your questions.
Thanks, everyone. I've always had this, I'm not sure it's what is traditionally called sleep apnea, and, coincidentally, always had trouble concentrating (although I got a masters in physics). I tried to get polyp removal surgery (I have polyps in my nose and bad teeth from being a nighttime mouth breather), but can't find a good surgeon.
You're right about the data and possibility of artifacts. I was basically just trying to get some starting information - I know I'm not going to die. But my mom had early onset dementia and I remember hearing her stop breathing at night until something forced her to gasp for air (this was 40 years ago). She was an old school nurse, and said it was normal. But nowadays the scientific literature reports a significant link between cognitive decline in older adults and nighttime breathing difficulties. Different doctors (GP's) see these sorts of things differently.
All I really know for sure is I wake up unable to breathe through a clogged nose (swollen nasal polyps) and struggle to get into a posture where I can breathe. Mouth breathing opens up a whole different can of worms... including the apnea which can happen through the throat.
I forgot to mention that I have that inexpensive unit mentioned here:
CMS50D-Pulse-Oximeter thread in the main form right now.. (won't let me post a link to it)
I also secured it with surgical tape and I don't flail in my sleep. My intention is to compare baseline levels between sleeping with and without allergy meds for my polyps.