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WatchPAT One Results, UARS?
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WatchPAT One Results, UARS?
Hi,

I recently completed a home sleep study using a WatchPAT One, the summary is attached.  My doctor basically said that because the AHI was < 5 there was nothing to be done even though I have multiple "respiratory arousals", and that it could be caused by acid reflux (which I do suffer from, and I'm working with a gastroenterologist on treating).  It's still not clear to me whether my poor sleep is caused by reflux, the reflux is caused by poor sleep, or some combination.  I am waking up 10+ times a night and usually wake up feeling more tired than I was when I went to sleep.

I've done all the "reflux stuff" that I can short of surgery (PPIs, elevated bed, changed diet, no food 3 hrs before sleep, etc.)  Now I'd like to try treating the sleep side of the equation on my own.  After spending some time reading this and similar forums, I think I might be suffering from UARS.  The RDI from the sleep test is 9.3.

I tried using a SnoreRX mouth appliance but I couldn't stand it after a week, and it didn't seem to help at all.  I'm considering giving a CPAP/BiPAP a shot next and am looking for some guidance.  From what I'm reading, it sounds like the gold standard for UARS is the AirCurve 10 Vauto.  Is that accurate?  Should I just go ahead and buy one and see what happens?  I assume if it doesn't work for me, I can sell it to Supplier #2 to recoup some of the cost.

I've already got OSCAR installed (used it with my pulse oximeter) so I'm ready to start working on finding the right settings/etc.

I would really appreciate it if someone could take a look at my sleep study results and let me know if I'm on the right track here.  Thanks so much!


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RE: WatchPAT One Results, UARS?
Resmed AirCurve 10 VAuto is the Gold Standard for UARS and is the best device for OSA, though most can very successfully use an APAP such as the ResMed AutoSet.

I would find a good clean low hour VAuto. You should be able to sell it for very close to what you paid so very low risk.
Fred Bonjour - Project Manager and Lead Tester for OSCAR - Open Source CPAP Analysis Reporter 
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RE: WatchPAT One Results, UARS?
Thanks for getting back to me so quickly!  I'll report back here once I am set up.

Any thoughts on my sleep test results, do you agree that UARS is a possibility?
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RE: WatchPAT One Results, UARS?
UARS is not definite but is a p[ossibility
Fred Bonjour - Project Manager and Lead Tester for OSCAR - Open Source CPAP Analysis Reporter 
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