What type of finger pulse oxygen monitor recorder do I need?

by Kenneth Barker
(Aurora CO)

I have two types of sleep apnea. Would like to monitor my oxygen levels during the night plus alarm. What would I need?

Answer


I understand you have mixed sleep apnea, with central apnea and obstructive sleep apnea. Patients with sleep apnea have sometimes problems with oxygen levels

A normal blood oxygen level should be 94% to 98%. However, as a result of not breathing for more than 30 seconds during sleep, your oxygen levels would drop to 80% or less.

You can use a portable pulse oximeter to monitor your oxygen levels during sleep. This little device can also help you discover if your treatment for sleep apnea is efficient.

You can learn more about how to monitor your oxygen level and what is the best device for you if you read these pages:

I hope it helps. Don't be afraid to comment back.

Remy Thierry
Founder of Sleep Apnea Guide


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