Hi, I am new to the group!
I just wanted to ask for some advice if possible please.
I have recently done a Philips home sleep apnoea test (as I have daytime fatigue/sleepiness and poor sleep/lots of waking/snoring. I also have a night time cough which I'm trying different meds for with the GP) . It came back negative for sleep apnoea but it said that I might have UARS which could be treated with a mandibular advancement device.
As this is a bit vague (might & could) I was wondering if anyone else had any experience of this? Is there a way to get a more definitive answer? I can see that Hope2Sleep also do a sleep study and have a page on UARS - is UARS something which would be reported on with the Hope2Sleep test?
Sorry Cazack but only just seen you post. The sleep study we do at the charity is very similar to the one you've already had done and in fact it's not a sleep study that can 100% diagnose UARS, but the consultant who does the studies for Philips is very experienced so with his manual scoring of the sleep study and knowledge of the breathing patterns, his suspicioun of UARS is likely to be pretty accurate.
Have a look at our article on UARS https://www.hope2sleep.co.uk/upper-airways-resistance-syndrome.html and the 1st step to try could well be a mandibular device and an ENT consultation. You can also contact us at the charity if you need further advice or support.
Thank you so much, that is great! I will investigate a mandibular device etc.
Do you know if a persistent night time cough could be a symptom of UARS? I've seen it mentioned for OSA, but nothing I've read about UARS mentions coughing.