Rubicon wrote: ↑
Fri Sep 15, 2023 5:07 am
Egg Yolkeo wrote: ↑
Fri Sep 15, 2023 4:19 am
After reading up I realised this was sleep apnea at which point I got the cpap treatment organised.
Do you have the data from the start of CPAP?
Can you load data to SleepHQ?
Specifically, the nighttime breathing is a mess, but those are only snippets (the rest of the night is probably like that but I'm from Missouri).
While that looks like soft palate interference to me, since you had an ENT consult, they would have seen palate problems (or for that matter other airway problems) and would have noted that in their report.
Most important, sleep apnea problems occur when one is asleep. Airway issues during the day are an entirely different matter and must be analyzed by a pulmonologist or ENT guy.
My point in establishing a timeline is that this mess could be a complication of surgery, especially if he was intubated.
If that breathing pattern was present before surgery, then you wonder about the ENT competence.
The 90 Pound Head is an amusing cartoon and looks like it could generate a lot of chiropractic business.
There was no support for the Sleepstyle machine on OSCAR until recently and it was this fact actually that got me investigating things as it was only until recently when I saw it was available I installed it and saw how crap his sleep is and has been. The useful data only seems to go back a few recent months and then stops and reduces to a very patchy and limited data. His compliance was also terrible to begin with, I probably have a couple of months of ok usage prior to his surgery.
Those snippets are indicative of pretty much any night I can review in OSCAR going back to July this year, before that there is no flow rate data. If I dig around I can find the occasional normal looking wave form here and there but generally its all the same with a few variations in appearances.
The only observable airway events he has in the day is when he falls asleep in his chair and will sometimes wake up with a short cough and a brief gasp of air which I believe is him having an apnea. He might do that once during a half hour nap in his chair. If he falls asleep in his chair, there is no difference between his daytime awake or daytime sleeping breathing pattern when looking at his lungs. His chest and lungs behaves the same way.
One difference I noted if comparing now to the past, previously he would have what I believe was an apnea, the period of him stopping breathing would be noticeable and then he would awaken and cough/gasp. Now its more like a case of just doing his regular breathing and then at some point instantly cough/wake up more like you had a fly in your throat for lack of a better description.
In terms of date when this issue started I would say the stuttered action to his breathing was post surgery, but the shallow limited ability to inhale a big breath has been present for a long time.
I have loaded the data into SleepHQ and it seems there is a couple of issues as mentioned:
SleepHQ - shows the data from when he started using it but its very limited until August the 5th 2023 where full data is shown, perhaps due to compatibility issues.
OSCAR - likewise data is limited prior to 26th June 2023 when full data is shown.