I’m a long time redditor but I’ve stumbled upon this subreddit by accident. First, I want to thank you all. For the last 2 weeks I’ve been constantly reading each post and there is so much valuable information here.
A little of back-story:
After a very long journey and after I’ve done every investigation possible, I scheduled an at-home sleep study (polygraph) and was diagnosed with mild sleep apnoea.
My AHI was 10.5 sleeping on my back and 5.6 sleeping on my side, predominantly hypopneas. I also have a device that records the SPO2 levels. My minimum levels are usually between 85-90% at night.
I also had a consultation with an ENT and was diagnosed with multilevel obstruction due to craniofacial issues (deviated septum, small jaw, narrow nasopharynx and oropharynx with posteriorly displaced epiglottis).
In the meantime, I had surgery to correct my deviated septum in hopes that my AHI might lower. I opted for this surgery because it is a relative minor surgery with short recovery period.
Honestly, I can say that I feel a difference, during the day I breath more through my nose but it doesn’t seem it did much for me during night. My SPO2 levels are still at the same levels in the night, I snore, I breath through my mouth, I have brain fog during the day, I sometimes wake up with palpitations in the middle of the night.
I don’t think there are any other life-style changes that I can do. Along the years the doctors were always brushing my symptoms away because I am relatively young and fit (which it shouldn’t matter with sleep apnoea).
I was wondering if there is anybody that had similar issues as mine and finally find a solution to their issues or relief. Did you go with the MAD or CPAP? I noticed that these are the popular devices recommended on this subreddit.
In terms of CPAPs I see that a lot of people are recommending the ResMed Airsense 10 AutoSet. Does this type of device need to be set-up by a sleep technician?
There is a very long waiting time to book an appointment and I am most confident I wouldn’t be able to properly sleep in a hospital setting. I even had to re-do the at-home study because I couldn’t sleep with all the devices hooked up to me.
I am aware that everybody is different and ultimately, I will advise with a healthcare professional, but I want to have an informed opinion before committing to a treatment.