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should i stay awake since o2 is not working
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should i stay awake since o2 is not working

My oxygen concentrator plug broke and i can not get it repaired until tomorrow....should i stay awake so that my o2 level does not drop below 70 until my oxygen is repaired?
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I apologize for this tardy response.  I assume your problem with the concentrator has been resolved.  Whether you should attempt to stay awake in this circumstance depends on the cause of your need for oxygen.  If it is a lung disease, such as COPD, staying awake won’t help.  But, if it is sleep apnea, staying awake would be a stop-gap measure.

If your reliance on oxygen is valid, and I assume it is, you should have a back-up source of oxygen, for emergencies.

Good luck
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