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3/23/19 7:04 P

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The oximeter only lasted for a few months before dying. My daytime levels no matter exertion etc stayed around 97-98 which I think is good. Since it wouldn't stay on at night, by the time I got it on and read when I woke, I wasn't sure it was accurate.

It was fun to play with and they are not expensive.

Trees are starting bloom and the daffodils are quite happy.

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3/19/19 2:31 P

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Glad you are having some nice days!!! We are finally drying out after 3 months of rain.

I'll be interested in what you find using the oxygen tester. I would have loved to have one, Saturday morning. I woke up feeling out of oxygen. I knew I had woke up a couple of times and hadn't been breathing well. I felt groggy and out of breath all day. This only happens a few times a year anymore- not everyday like before I had a CPAP- but when it does, I'd love to know where it is. I'm hoping the Apple watch or ring will use this.

I hope your weather stays nice! Happy sleeping! Bob

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3/19/19 3:05 A

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I bought an oxygen saturation tester for the finger. I run at about 98%.during the day. I wanted to see if it was dropping at night before I get restless and flip over. Problem was, I would knock it off my finger, so that didn't work so great.

Another sunny day in Oregon with temps around 74. Not unheard of, but rather unusual for us this time of year. I am feeling grateful for every sunny minute. Less than two weeks ago it was snowing.

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3/14/19 6:14 A

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Unfortunately not. That would be great! Here's hoping for the 3rd generation.

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3/13/19 12:44 A

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Does it track oxygen saturation too?

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3/11/19 1:28 P

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Boy, you can't beat those two for your respiration! I'm hoping to get back to water aerobics soon, love the water too. I'm sure it greatly helps your nighttime breathing!

I have been worried about my breathing at night, and have really liked being able to track my nighttime breathing and see it in relation to my heart rate, sleep- light, REM, and Deep sleep. I'm looking for any problems in my sleeping, and what's going on then. I'm also watching when REM and deep sleep happens and see any factors that are helping it or hindering it.

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3/10/19 4:03 P

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I like the whole respiration thing on it. I tend to forget to breathe and I breathe shallow during the day too. I would love tracking that. For now, I will practice yoga breathing and swimming. That really helps my lung capacity.

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3/5/19 9:09 P

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Certainly is not for everyone. I will say it's small enough I really haven't noticed it- being too big. I'm really impressed with how nice they have made it look and feel, given how much technology they packed in.

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3/4/19 3:32 P

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Never heard of it. But I can't see myself wearing it.

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3/3/19 5:33 P

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I'm glad for you! I find I'm learning a lot of new things about sleep in looking at the vids on the ring, and have a renewed interest in trying to sleep better.


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3/3/19 12:38 A

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Interesting, I hadn't heard of this. Fortunately, I don't think I need it at this point.

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3/1/19 9:30 P

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Will do! Thanks, for the welcoming!!!


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2/28/19 5:41 P

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BOB.....YOU'RE BACK.....WOOHOO!

Good to see you. It feels like a class reunion. Always loved your posts.
ouraring.com/how-oura-works/

Please, please keep us updated on how this works for you.



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2/27/19 1:18 P

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Tish mine was 299.00- 50.00 coupon- so 249.00. If you get interested I can get you a discount code name.
It was a lot, but I haven't slept well in 30+ years, so it's well worth it. I wish the darn insurance would pay for this, rather than another stupid $5000.00 sleep study that won't tell me as much.

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What price range is it?

Move more, eat less!


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2/27/19 9:22 A

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The Precious, the One Ring to Rule them all !!!!

Hi Sleep Apnea Team! I was semi-active 8 years ago, and just recently came back. I really want to share this with the team in case it can help anyone have a better nights sleep!

My Oura ring came in!!! It is an amazing tracking device, which tracks sleep amazingly well. I have severe sleep apnea and insomnia and need all the help I can get to sleep, so I am soooo excited. It is pricey, but if you have a problem with sleep it could greatly help!


My sleep doctor has me dialed into all but no apnea events with my Bi-Pap- 28/20- but I have never felt rested, going on 16 years being treated (14 years not treated). I've always been a bit aggravated that the expensive machine I use with an SD chip won't tell me anything. Also, when I go into see the doctor he says something about the apnea events, tells me to lose weight and give me my Rx for supplies- which is great. But no real coaching.

With the data I get every night I can see how much Total Sleep I got, the efficiency, Restfulness, REM Sleep, Deep Sleep, Latency- how long to fall asleep, and Timing- the rhythm of when you go to sleep, a chart of your night's sleep, chart of your heart rate overnight, your heart rate variability, etc. It also gives you a sleep score which looks at all of these factors, and a readiness score that says how ready you are for your day- ok for cardio, weight training, hard work, or you should take it easy.

What I look forward to seeing is what is actually affecting my sleep. I plan to compare my sleep journal with the data and see if certain foods help or hurt, what happens when I overeat at supper or eat late, etc. If I see a pattern with this, I can now watch when that happens again and compare the results. As to eating time, I could leave all the same and just adjust the time every 3 days and see if there is a trend.

Another concern I've had lately is some really bad insomnia, and the only change I can think of was 3 new supplements. Well, now I can remove them all and see how I do, then add them back 1 at a time and see if anything happens.

Not all results will be exact, there are so many things that can affect our sleep. What excites me is I will have data/support for some of my guesses about my sleep and can actively work on solving them. If nothing else, I should sleep better, not being aggravated that my Bi-pap machine won't tell me anything!

I have an Apple Watch, which is great for many things, but since you can get readings 50 times more accurate on your finger as opposed to the wrist, it is able to get data the watch doesn’t. The things it doesn’t track the watch does great, so they work together very well. If I had to choose, I'd get the ring, since it does daytime activity also.

If you have any interest there is a great website at Ouraring.com and quite a lot of YouTube videos as to what it does. 2 vids I’d recommend are ‘Hands-On with the Oura Ring Sleep and Activity Tracker’ and ‘3 Ways to Improve your Sleep’, etc.

They have men and women's sizes, Black, Rose Gold, and Silver Rings. My Silver one looks like a wedding band but goes great with my Silver/Turquoise rings. I have a couple of pictures in my SparkPage photos. It's not too bulky and hasn't bothered me sleeping, working, etc. I do take it off for weights so it doesn't get scratched.

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