When I saw the doc after this last sleep study, I said "this is bogus." He says "why?" I say, well look, I never went deeper than level 2 sleep - no REM - and didn't have a single OA, yet they diagnose Obstructive Sleep Apnea. (I've since learned that's a generic name.) I don't snore and my BMI is just a tad above normal range. But most of all, the first night back on the machine, the AHI was 9.7, nowhere near 24. And he says... That's because you were on therapy, dummy! DOH! Well, he didn't actually say "dummy," but it never occurred to me that one night of therapy could more than halve the AHI. Doh again.
Bottom line: I'm now pretty well convinced I'm in the club, and feel I'm on the path to effective treatment. I feel fortunate I was given an APAP machine 3 years ago, when I didn't know diddly about feature distinctions. I've learned a ton from lurking here, and hope to post on aspects about which I'm still confused. Thanks for being here.
PS. Important advice: If you use a boil and bite toothguard prone to falling out and getting lost in the bed in the middle of the night, don't test it while your wife is on her heating pad. My toothguard now resembles a gum wad recovered from under a 19th century park bench.
As dreams are made on, and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep.