Cardiovascular Response from Severe Obstructive to Snoring

It is often said snoring should be taken seriously, why is that?  No one denies it is a nuisance and can cause insomnia in the bed partner, but is this the only reason?  There are those that don’t believe snoring is a serious medical condition but a symptom of a more serious disease; OSA.  The following images are meant to invite opinions on this issue.

Snoring with fluctuations in heart rate.

In this image we see the fluctuations in heart rate occurring in conjunction with crescendo snoring.

Nox T3 by Carefusion medical grade sleep Bruxism monitor

This next image is an obstructive apnea that has brady-tachycardia which is a normal response of the cardiovascular system.

Severe desaturation with Brady-tachycardia.

The image below is alarming for a couple of reasons: first is the severe nature of the  apnea but also in the lack of response of the cardiovascular system to the severe OSA and desaturation.

Severe desats\OSA and steady heart rate.

There are signs snoring has a strong a impact on the cardiovascular system, conversely there is a severe condition we can dectect via HST when we observe severe OSA and desaturations assocaited with a lack of brady-tachycardia.

Author: Jeff Wyscarver, RPSGT.

Jeff Wyscarver RPSGT

Jeff Wyscarver RPSGT

I have extensive experience managing medical products (downstream) as well as developing new products (upstream). Furthermore I excel at thinking strategically in rapidly changing markets. Recently I and my business partners were issued a provisional patent. Once our product is cleared by the FDA, the business of commercializing this innovative approach to treating symptoms of snoring, apnea and bruxism will be first and foremost. Specialties: Regulatory Affairs, Product Development and Management Registered Polysomnographic Technician (RPSGT)

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