My AHI is low enough that I actually do not use a CPAP (I did for years but it wasn't making a huge difference) Recently saw an ENT because my last sleep study revealed that my stage 3 sleep is completely absent.
ENT found partial blockage on the left nostril and almost complete obstruction on the right. She's reccomending septoplasty and turbinate reduction.
She said she can pretty much guarantee that my headaches will get better, but couldn't make any guarantees about sleep quality. That part really sucks.
Am I just doomed to not get stage 3 (restorative) sleep ever? Have you guys done this surgery? I'd like to hear some experiences.
Surgery is not fun, and there are no guarantees, however you have been diagnosed with a significant nasal obstruction. If you can deal with the expense, down-time and recovery it's probably worthwhile to be able to freely breath through your nose and potentially sleep better. Not too many of us have the option to resolve the problem that easily.