So the study went well as far as they figured out what is going on.
When I go into REM sleep, my oxygen saturation goes down to 60%.
It should be mid 90s.
At 60%, you would be acting impaired, confused, and have serious functional issues.
With sleep apnea, you start breathing again so your oxygen levels come back up quickly.
Repeated lows tho can cause long term and regular issues.
Sleep apnea is considered a serious medical condition. Complications may include:
- Daytime fatigue.
- You may have difficulty concentrating and find yourself falling asleep at work, while watching TV or even when driving.
- You may also feel quick tempered, moody or depressed.
- High blood pressure or heart problems.
- Obstructive sleep apnea may increase the risk of recurrent heart attack, and abnormal heartbeats, such as atrial fibrillation.
- Type 2 diabetes.
- Metabolic syndrome.
- Complications with medications and surgery.
- Liver problems.
- Sleep-deprived partners.
The good news is that I should get a machine in a couple weeks.
Once I am using it, it will take a bit to get used to, but once I do, I should start feeling a lot better.
I am hoping it will help with keeping up around the house, working out, insulin resistance, and eventually losing weight.
Some resources if you have any of the above symptoms.
I referenced several of the sites with info in this blog.