Just rereading this article. I'm trying to figure out a reason why my surgery has failed. There seems to be a predisposed medical reason as to why I'm still having problems with my airway and LPR. I had a sleep apnea exam done and it showed that I had no evidence of sleep apnea or hypopneas. However, I remember having the worst night of sleep during the exam. I even came home in the morning and took a nap. I was laying in the bed for 10 hours and slept for 6.9 hours.
Looking back at my results It was noted that I had 33 arousal during my study and an arousal index of 5.2. Also, reading back through my ENT notes I noticed that my doctor wrote down that I have a Friedman stage 3. The friedman stage refers to my tongue position and I believe tonsil position. 1 is the least and 4 is the highest. If you look into a mirror and you have a harder time seeing your uvula, than you probably have a stage 3 or 4. Anyways, large tongues can influence UARS as well as multiple arousals on your sleep exam.
Looking back at this, I bleieve that I may suffer from UARS. I have trouble falling asleep on my back because as soon as I fall asleep my tongue falls back into my throat and I wake up. Also, whenever I roll over on my back while I'm sleeping, I wake up and I notice that I'm on my back. And whenever I am on my back I notice my reflux is worse...
Do I have UARS or Do I not? This seems like another condition that I have that the majority of doctors have never heard of... but the question still remains...What do you have before you have sleep apnea?
Post Edited (TheSixness) : 6/6/2013 4:15:31 PM (GMT-6)