After having been recently diagnosed with mild OSA (I am young and thin), I will be considering a mouthpiece as a treatment option.
I am concerned however about the awful side effects I might experience...i.e. bad jaw pain, saliviation. The one I am most concerned about is the jaw misalignment over time...would this mean if I was to use this therapy for long enough that I would look noticeably different from my jaw moving forward?
Some responses from people who use a mouthpiece would be helpful.
Many Thanks in advance.
My numbers in my home sleep study gave me very similar numbers for my snore index (I am only 23!)
I knew I am capable of quite loud snoring (especially after a drink)...but I didn't think my snoring was record breaking (which apparently it is according to the home sleep study).
HOWEVER, the lady who conducted my sleep study told me that measuring snoring from home studies are largely inaccurate. They are accurate for AHI and breathing events, but for snoring not so much. To accurately gauge how loud your snoring is, an audio recorder would be needed.
I hope this helps!
Good afternoon from the UK!
As stated in a previous thread, I have recently been diagnosed with mild OSA (AHI of 12).
I am awaiting a follow up appointment with my clinic. To the best of my knowledge, they do not issue PAP machines unless you are a minimum of 15 AHI.
Due to my age (23), I am not sure I am happy to accept PAP is my only option. I totally understand it is effective treatment, and it is pretty much guaranteed to work if used properly, but I am just not sure I am ready to accept this at my age. Especially considering my OSA is not severe.
What are my options realistically?
Could tonsil removal/a mouthguard be something to consider?
Thanks in advance