So last night I slept for 8 hours. I had 2 hypopneas, 4 Clear Airways, 1 RERA and no obstructions. My AHI for the night was 0.8.
My sleep study a year and half ago was AHI of 33. With a pressure of 8 and no oral appliance, I pretty much average an AHI of 1.0. with a mix of hypopneas, clear airways and an occasion obstruction.
What I have noticed it that using both an oral appliance and the CPAP I can come down on pressure (to a 5) and maintain my AHI. If you drop the clear airways, my AHI is about 0.4. The clear airways spike as I come down in pressure, then subside with a day or two.
What I am soon to find out is if I can adjust the oral appliance enough to use it by itself. Right now if I just use the oral appliance, I feel like I got hit with a frying pan the next day. So I am somewhere between using both with just a little pressure and the O.A itself.
If you are interested, I will keep posting how it goes. Maybe on a better thread title
. I see the sleep dentist tomorrow to learn how to adjust it. Then the real fun will begin. I have had the oral appliance for two weeks.