(07-26-2014, 01:47 PM)danf183 Wrote: Hi all-
After 3 in lab sleep studies, and 2 home studies, I finally have a diagnosis. My most recent in lab study showed an AHI of 9.4 during NREM, and 16.9 during REM sleep.
I understand that this is moderate sleep apnea. My doctor recommended trying the oral appliance first before a CPAP machine. After searching through this board, it seems like most people opt for CPAP. Is there any reason I shouldn't try the oral appliance first and go straight for a machine?
Any input would be greatly appreciated.
Three lab studies? Someone is after your wallet. The efficacy of an oral device can only be demonstrated by another lab study. I suspect it actually might get your overall AHI near or below 5.0, so success, at least in the short term. However a simple $600 auto CPAP will not only give you better results, it will report your AHI every night at no additional cost.