(02-20-2013, 03:48 AM)jamica5555 Wrote: Has anyone heard of Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome. I am wondering if maybe I was diagnosed with sleep apnea when really I have that.... would cpap treatment still work either way?
UARS would not be mistaken for sleep apnea. They look nothing alike in a sleep study.
You can have both.
Treating UARS is more problematic and less well understood than apnea. CPAP may or may not help UARS much, but it's the best option.
Insurance may not pay for treating UARS because it's not "mainstream" enough. Sometimes a doctor will fudge the data a bit to get the machine approved.