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Oral Appliance Therapy {OAT}
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Machine: S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
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Humidifier: Resmed
CPAP Pressure: Auto
CPAP Software: SleepyHead Other Software

Other Comments: On CPAP for 2 years, still can't sleep. Edit; make that 4 years now, still can't sleep.

Sex: Male
Location: New Hampshire, USA

Post: #11
RE: Oral Appliance Therapy {OAT}
Thanks Paula, I just started another thread but your reply here answered some of my questions already! Indeed I will submit all payments to my insurance company - I am self-employed so my deductible is very high in order to keep my premiums down.

I will check supplier number 2, thanks....I also found a supplier who sells the one I used, the Fisher-Paykel Icon, for about 1/4th the price of what the sleep clinic wanted!

I will surely have some more questions, thanks to all for the help, I know all of us rookies surely like hearing from all the veterans.
08-14-2012 10:58 AM
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Mask Type: Nasal pillows
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CPAP Pressure: 6.0 -16.0 CM
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Beachwood, OHIO

Post: #12
RE: Oral Appliance Therapy {OAT}
I am not sure how you could judge the effectiveness of the OAT without another sleep study. Feeling better is one test, but not the best test. I suppose you could wear a pulse Ox to bed and check it's overnight recordings to see if there is enough of an improvement to warrent not getting a CPAP or AutoPAP machine. Alternatively, if you think OAT was working by the feel test, you could rent an APAP machine and check your AHI readings, (set to a minimum pressure range), while wearing the OAT, and see what your AHI is doing.
08-14-2012 01:57 PM
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CPAP Pressure: MaxI 13.6 | MinE 5.2 | PS 4.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Diagnosed Nov 2011. Conquered aerophagia.

Sex: Male
Location: Houston, Texas

Post: #13
RE: Oral Appliance Therapy {OAT}
If you have the oral device and a data-capable CPAP machine you could set the machine at 4 cm of pressure (the lowest possible setting) and look at your AHI.

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08-18-2012 04:35 PM
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Location: Northern Europe

Post: #14
RE: Oral Appliance Therapy {OAT}
I had an oral device. It sort of worked, but I had to move on to CPAP/APAP due to some problem with the joints of my jaw. I still have it though, to be used in a case of a power outage or camping trip.
08-19-2012 12:35 AM
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