The doctor's office called to say I was desaturating to 78% for 9.5 minutes. I have to go in for another sleep study to see why I desaturate while on oxygen. Is there a C-PAP with an alarm system to wake you if your oxygen level goes too low? How dangerous is it for this level? Does anyone have any answers?
Yes, they did. I went last night for my sleep study. It seems that when I enter REM sleep my mouth drops and immediately my oxygen drops to the 70's. I will now wear a chin strap and they are changing me from a C-PAP to a Bi-PAP. I also still had quite a few AHI's. We will see. I should get the new machine within two weeks.
Hi Lorna, the Sleep study's tell the Doctor you need to be on C-Pap while you sleep. That basically means you stopped breathing and your Oxygen levels dropped then you started breathing again. The C-PAP machines are tightly fitted on your face and when you don't breathe in a certain time limit the machine will force a measured amount of air down into your lungs while you are sleeping. This gives you a good night sleep and you wake up refreshed! There is no need for alarms! I have been on one for years! Not able to use mine since last year because I need to have nose surgery to remove polups because of nose bleeds and I just have not been healthy enough to have it Done! Miss my machine!!
The first response was correct. I had the same problem and they check everything out and they want to know if they have to change your settings on your CPAP machine. They do this every so often.
I use oxygen with my C-PAP. Can they tell you why it drops while on oxygen and C-PAP with this study?
LoriaJarvis good morning. When I had a sleep study they used oxygen on me. Not at frist but they tirned it on after 2 hours because my oxygen levels dropped in the 70s. So i sleep with oxygen at night. I didn't have sleep apnea. Hope your day goes well. Hugs and prayers.