I was diagnosed with mild OSA yesterday.
I was basically told try to lose weight and come back in a year- this is what NICE guidelines state!
I have a few issues, the main one being regardless of having 'mild ' OSA I am still incredibly exhausted, forgetful and often have trouble concentrating.
As I understand things, regardless of NICE guidelines, apnoeas per hour do not necessarily corelate directly with the severity of 'tiredness'.
So, I'm having an average
of 10 apnoeas per hour, but I did look through the charts & graphs. My initial couple of hours sleep didn't have many at all, then the next couple of hours a lot of areas where there were bursts of apnoeas. the last couple of hours sleep was kind of in between.
So, how do they work out these average figures?
My other question is, how much do other people's apnoeas vary from night to night?
The reason being, I seem to often have periods of a few days at a time when I feel even worse than normal....like a hangover really!!
Sorry to moan & ask so much but I like to be informed as much as possible.
At the end of the day, my OSA mild or not does have a serious impact on my quality of life (and my families) and I feel pretty let down after yesterday