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    Sleep apnea?
    saharane posted:
    I have trouble going to sleep. I have never felt rested after sleeping in amy entire life. I was told today I had 41 episodes of apnea while I slept and my O2 sats dropped to 82. I have been on oxygen while I sleep since lung surgery in 2008. So actually the 82 is good, since it used to drop to the 70's. I have copd.
    Is that 41 episodes average? Bad? not so bad?

    An_252069 responded:
    For me, when I did a sleep clinic, I was told I stopped breathing more than 50 times an hour so the full cpap mask was necessary. I think your situation is somewhat relative since it does seem to show an improvement in your 0xygen stats. On the other side both our struggles is that we stop breathing at all.

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