I asked what the actual AHI was and they said it was 3
. I hoped for a good number but I didn't expect that good
That is a very nice improvement in AHI.
My main concern with these is that the only number looked at is the AHI. We do quite a few of these Oral Appliance Therapy Split night tests in the lab. The doctors in our area are now better at attempting Oral Appliance Devices on patients that are the most likely to have success, so that's very promising. The problem is that AHI is the only thing looked at typically. Many of these people (I'd estimate about 30-50 percent) still have RERAs that are causing sleep fragmentation. Any follow up testing needs to include (or look only at) the RDI in my opinion. That is really the true measure of sleep consolidation since it includes all respiratory related arousals.
Just something I've been thinking about lately.
I just wanted to get this posted in case anyone was considering trying an OAD. It can and does work but it's not for everyone.
Absolutely. Just have to be the correct candidate for it.
Even though my AHI's came down, I don't feel it completely solved the problem.. I think there are other factors related to the oral appliance making my results unpredictable.
Welcome to the forum yesman! I think that the other factors include RERAs that aren't being looked at/for.
My dentist thinks we still need to find the right setting but he gives no explanation for my results other than my AHIs are reduced
He probably just doesn't know. I have great respect for people who can simply say that they don't know.
I'm going to question your name if you don't agree with that!
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