Was recently diagnosed with mild sleep apnea (ahi of 12 and 90 snoring episodes) at first I did what I was recommended and slept with a backpack to only sleep on my side. It was fantastic now I’m less tired ans have a way better memory as well as concentration.
The thing is I am still tired, though less, and I struggle to keep sleeping during rem. In my country public insurance will not pay any treatment for an ahi below 15. So now I am trying this kind of mouthpiece I found on amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Tranquility-Pro-Adjustable-Mouthpiece-Mouthguard/dp/B07BTL8QZ6/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=sleep+apnea+mouthpiece&qid=1596009632&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzRkJNOUpYRTBKRTRLJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMjk0Mzg5M0RaWEM1REFEVkJMMCZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwMDAxNjE3MzFaNDVNRElZQUxHQyZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=
As well as a chin strap: https://www.amazon.com/Snowy-Egret-Natural-Adjustable-Comfortable-Neoprene/dp/B07PFSYYWY/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=chin+straps&qid=1596009661&sr=8-2-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyNVlSNUlYMkk1OVhPJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMTQ3NzA3MTdSTFpYTEk3RFlGTSZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwMjIwMjY4MlIyVTJCUFRZQ1BMSSZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=
The first night was mixed, it was horrible because I woke up multiple times, the strap kept getting off and the mouth piece had an horrible plastic taste.
But inspite all the times I woke up I’m as tired as yesterday.
Besides I wonder if it’s really worth going farther than the backpack since according to the sleep study I have an ahi of 5-6 on my side (I don’t know how that works is it safe to say it is my new ahi?).