I am on the fence about trying CPAP therapy as my apnea is mild. My doctor told me it probably wouldn't make a difference, but at the same time he thought maybe it might help because I do have severe PLM and maybe the apnea was feeding into the PLM.
Keep in mind i did not even sleep much during the test.
AHI NREM 1.3
AHI REM 24.6
AHI supine 8.3
AHI non supine 0.0 (however I have woken myself up from snoring many times on my side)
% TST on back 79.7
Obstructive apneas 36
mixed apneas 0
central apneas 3
PLM number 205
PLM Arousal number 4
PLM Index 34.6
PLN Arousal index 0.7
As a significant number of arousals were preceded by evidence of flow limitation - treatment of sleep apnea should be considered.
I am so tired all the time and I do know it has to do with some other things as well, but I am open to trying to tackle this side of the problem. Also, I do try to sleep on my side, but I really feel best on my back. My shoulders get sore and sleeping on my stomach is something that I can't do. My BMI is normal, but sometimes I edge right up to the overweight border.
Thanks for anyone willing to help me out.