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[split] Understanding OSCAR Data [bobjet]
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[split] Understanding OSCAR Data [bobjet]

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Hello,

I recorded this pulse oximetry data last night and I was wondering if anyone could help me interpret it? This is my first post so I'm sorry if the format is not what is normally submitted. Here are the statistics generated by OSCAR/Sleepyhead from last night and I've attached the .pdf file it generates. The date is wrong, this was taken last night - 9/13/20.

Thanks so much Smile

Average SpO2 %        93.18
Min SpO2 %                87.00
SpO2 Drop Index        26.21
% of time in SpO2 Drop 77.23%
Pulse Rate
Average Pulse Rate        61.46
Min Pulse Rate                40.00
Max Pulse Rate                83.00
Pulse Change Index        16.13
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RE: [split] Understanding OSCAR Data [bobjet]
bobjet,
I moved your post from another members thread to start your own therapy thread.  It is helpful to those responding if you would keep all your therapy questions here in this thread.  Thanks!
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RE: [split] Understanding OSCAR Data [bobjet]
With O2 levels, it is not how low your readings go but how long, duration at or below a given level. 88% is considered a critical level, but only after being there for some time.
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RE: [split] Understanding OSCAR Data [bobjet]
Thanks for your response. I had read that 87-88% was considered a level where things were considered critical, but I am not there for long. It just seems like my SPO2 bounces up and down quite a bit and I wonder if that's normal. I feel pretty tired and mentally cloudy throughout the day and I'm trying to figure out if I'm sleeping correctly.
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RE: [split] Understanding OSCAR Data [bobjet]
Drops that low are pretty typical of a significant untreated apnea event. It looks like you have quite a few.

"Normal" SpO2 stays in a fairly narrow range at some point above 93% (roughly, depending on oximeter and accuracy).

Have you had a sleep study? I'd expect if your doctor saw this oximetry and your complaint of "feel[ing] pretty tired and mentally cloudy throughout the day," he'd ask you some follow-up questions and then order a home sleep test. (Bring your oximeter with you.)
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