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RE: what does a negative AHI mean?
(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.

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So I guess what i really need to know is would a normal sleep study even show UARS? What type of test or method is used to show UARS?
02-21-2013 01:48 AM
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I guess I will explain some... I am wondering the above because I did 2 sleep studies and I was talking to the tech when i would wake up throughout them and of course after the first study and they kept telling me no they had seen no sleep apnea and then the last hour or less of the study I finally got into deep sleep (which they had told me I hadnt gone into before during the studies), and then from that time alone I was diagnosed with what the called severe obstructive sleep apnea. I guess I am just wondering if UARS isnt the majority of the problem... and also keeping me from achieving deep sleep in the first place....
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