I'm new to the boards - finished my initial sleep study a couple weeks ago and received my results yesterday. As you'll see in the data below, I don't qualify for OSA as my AHI is too low. However, I'm seeing a ton of respiratory arousals, which is fragmenting my sleep (so UARS).
After talking with the doctor, we've decided that the best course of action for now is to try CPAP therapy. My titration is scheduled for tomorrow (Sunday) night. My question here is - given the differences between UARS and OSA, is there a CPAP that is going to be better at helping someone with this sort of profile?
The sleep center typically issues the Dreamstation Auto CPAP. If that's suitable, I can walk out with it Monday morning, which is appealing. They also made it clear that I can go elsewhere to get a CPAP of my choice. I've heard great things about the Dreamstation, but I want to make sure that it's the best choice for me and my profile. Thanks!
My main results:
Apnea Index: 0.4
Hypopnea Index: 2.2
Total AHI: 2.6
RERAS: 46 (not sure if this is an hourly number or the total number)
Total Arousals: 73 (15/hr); 27 respiratory; 1 leg; 22 spontaneous, and 23 snore
The only other interesting thing they found is that I spend more time in N3 sleep than most (32%), which didn't seem to be that concerning.