Low levels of oxygen in the blood may be the result of sleep apnea, which is transient periods of cessation of breathing during sleep. Read more...
Patients with ALS and other conditions may experience poor sleep quality due to respiratory weakness. The body may become incapable of expelling sufficient quantities of CO2, causing poor sleep quality, headaches, poor cognitive function, and daytime fatigue. PALS may be assessed by nocturnal oximetry (sleep study).
PatientsLikeMe User Rotdog62 said:
"I was getting up from sleeping with headaches. Tested for sleep apnea which was negative. Test did show that my oxygen saturation dropped to 85% while sleeping.
I was put on oxygen 2 L at night only.
This improved my condition markedly."
|Reason||# Patients||Percentage of patients|
|BiPAP w/humidifier and oxygen concentrator||1|
|CVS Omega 3 Fish Oil||1|