So I've been to numerous sleep studies because I just don't sleep well and wanted to find out why. As a child, I used to sleep walk a lot, which didn't seem to affect me much. As an adult, I essentially act out my dreams for about 15 seconds up to 5 minutes, then wake up and realize I'm doing something stupid and go back to sleep. Apparently my body does not paralyze itself like it should when dreaming so sometimes I just get up and do crazy stuff.
I've been to numerous sleep studies and they can't find anything wrong except for some light sleep apnea issues (AHI is just over 5), but those issues were only prominent when I slept on my back; sleeping on my sides or my stomach seems to help that issue.
Realizing that I do have some sleeping issues, I bought a wireless pulse oximeter just to see what my oxygen saturation levels are throughout the night. They seem to be between 96-97% on average, which is fine I guess. What concerns me is my pulse though. When I look at the graphs for my oxygen saturation, it seems constant enough--sometimes it's at 98% while other times it gets to 94% for a little over 10 seconds. But my pulse spikes to 100-110 bpm, which is weird because I take atenolol and my average pulse rate at night is around 60.
It seems to happen at least once every hour, so what could be causing it? The jumping pulse does not seem to consistently coincide with any dropping oxygen saturation, and usually when I've had my bpm taken for long periods of time by a professional, it's pretty consistent--especially due to the atenolol slowing it down a little.
Maybe these pulse spikes are normal--they never go over 110bpm--but I just wanted to check to see if anyone had any suggestions or ideas. Thanks.