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Posted by: Stephan | 2010-07-27

Sleep problems

Hi Doc

I have a lot of questions regarding my sleep problems.

We initially thought that I may have obstructive sleep apnea, but after an assessment it was at an index of 1.

However, there were a lot of other things that came from the assessment. Oxygen desaturation was at times at 76%, pulse rate avaraged 120bpm, snoring was an issue, sleep quality at about ~70%.

I am a bad sleeper, tossing and turning most of the night (there is not a single night that the fitted sheet can stay on the bed). And I have experienced 90% of the symptoms associated with sleep apnea.

Is there something else that we might be missing?

Thanks
Stephan

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The oxygen does not desaturate without good reason. You need to discuss this with your doctor, and if he does not have a good explanation and solution for your symptoms, then he should be referring you to someone who does. There are various other conditions which can do this. A drop to 76% is rather alarming, and certainly needs attention.

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Posted by: Sleep expert | 2010-07-28

The oxygen does not desaturate without good reason. You need to discuss this with your doctor, and if he does not have a good explanation and solution for your symptoms, then he should be referring you to someone who does. There are various other conditions which can do this. A drop to 76% is rather alarming, and certainly needs attention.

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