I don't even know what an AHI is. But I don't feel any different when I sleep with my CPAP compared to nights when I don't. I'm tired all the time. The CPAP never made me feel more awake during the day. But, I've seen my lungs first hand as to why I have sleep apnea. My doc stuck a camera up my nose and down my lungs. My lungs are barely open even when I'm awake. The passage is tiny.
I can't wear oral appliances. I also have TMJ. Also, I need to bite down on my teeth constantly. I've trained myself to do it over the years. If I leave my jaw relaxed for any long period of time, I can't bite down for a few hours after. For instance, after a dentist appointment, my jaw shifts enough I can't bite down. It takes me an hour of clenching my jaw forcing my teeth to line up again.
I tried an oral appliances years ago and one side was molded to my teeth. But the other side was smooth so my bottom teeth couldn't lock into it which caused my jaw to shift and caused the problem where I couldn't bite down. The dentist said they don't make an oral appliances that molds to your teeth for both top and bottom.
So I currently use a CPAP. But I hate using it. A few years ago, my doc told me about Inspire. He sent me to a ENT doc. The ENT doc checked me out and told me he thinks I'm too young for inspire. He said my bottom tonsils are the reason I have sleep apnea. He suggested removing them. But then it was submitted to my insurance and they denied covering the surgery stating it hasnt been proven to fix my sleep apnea.
So since then I've been just using my CPAP. Still don't like it though. I just saw an ad on Facebook for a product called Smart Nora. I guess there's a sensor that goes under your pillow. When it senses your not breathing, it vibrates the pillow so you move opening up your airwaves.
Anyone use this to replace their CPAP? Or do any of you have any suggestions to not have to use a CPAP anymore?