Got it. Yes that is what I see. A smooth pattern of waxing and waning.
Does this help?
I did have a heart ultrasound taken last year and the cardiologist did not mention CHF. I have high blood pressure and borderline LVH which I believe was caused by untreated apnea. I don't think I have CHF, not sure if it is developing now. I do go to the gym and I would think inability to exercise is a CHF symptom. Screen shots are attached. I think the pressure range is too wide how ever the CSR did not happen at very high pressure. I was probably close to waking time when this happened.
By the way I have been using the CPAP for 6 months now.
I have been have good results with my apnea treatment using a Resmed autoset. I had not been checking my report on sleepyhead as my total events were under control (less than 2). How ever when I looked recently I saw that on one particular day and only on one day, CSR was reported. No CSR before and since. Should I be worried?
Thanks for the detailed information!
Thanks for the information. I was looking at the review videos of the resprionics dreamstation and it includes the tracking of periodic breathing that the resmed airsense 10 does not. Is this metric significant and does it matter that the airsense does not track periodic breathing? I do like the airsense as it is smaller and the container for the water is not as big and bulky as the dreamstation.
I have a Resmed airsense 10 autoset that I have been using for a month. This device is given to me on a rental plan and I can return it if needed. Right now, given that I have met my deductible I pay only the 20% co-insurance. Come January I am responsible for around 200$ per month for this device for 10 months that comes to 2000$ where as the device is much cheaper in the open market. I also have to meet the nurse practitioner every 30 days to go over the device settings where as I get all the information I need from the data downloaded in sleepy head. According to the practice this is an insurance requirement but to me it seems like a scheme for additional billing.
Over all I seem to be doing pretty well on what I can see in sleepy head and I don't think that the practice can give me any new information by meeting them every 30 days. I am also on an automatic refill plan which I plan to get out off and buy only refill as needed.
Can anyone suggest what machines I should be looking at in the open market?
I don't remember if I awoke during dreams. I would awaken when transitioning into sleep. This would happen twice or thrice until I went into deep sleep and would happen again during sleep like 3 AM. Strong jerks that would wake me up from sleep. Sometimes it would be my arm, or my shoulder, my back muscles or my leg and sometimes my whole lower body. It would feel like a an electric pulse. My sleep quality suffered as if someone would wake me up just as I was falling asleep. I may have been dreaming during some of these times when this happened, not sure. RLS, as part of my sleep study was negative. No Afib. No EEG abnormalities. My blood work was normal for metabolic and kidney function. No nerve or muscular weakness. No changes in vision or hearing or reflex. Markers for inflammation were normal. My PCP did not think that an MRI would show anything. I have reduced exercise as my pressure was going up during exercise and I did not realize it. Now that I have been on Losartan for a month and have started APAP, I think it is time to start again. I hope this helps, and that you are able to narrow down the cause of your issue.
I had the same issue. I would jerk and awake while transitioning to sleep and multiple times during the night. It was very frustrating. This issue started around June of 2018. I had some strange symptoms beginning of the year and my PCP put me on Zoloft thinking I have anxiety issues. Zoloft made me worse and it was after stopping Zoloft that the jerking started. Then my PCP suggested sleep study and I turned out to have apnea. I have started using an APAP and most of my issues including the jerks have gone. I did notice recently one afternoon while I was taking a nap without the APAP the jerk came back. I immediately put on my APAP and I then slept jerk free. I think the symptoms of apnea are different for different people. For me sleepiness was never an issue. I used to exercise and maybe that helped. How ever I did have issues with muscle twitching, I have borderline LVH most likely caused by apnea. I am taking Losartan because my pressure went up to 200/90 on the treadmill. Some of the symptoms must have subsided due to the losartan. With Losartan and the APAP, I feel much better. Though I am still getting used to the APAP, I feel that I breath better during the day while being awake.