Sorry for the late updates, been hectic with work and 8 month pregnant wife. Super Firm Clear 19 level strap has been on for going on 10 days now. Wearing the mouth piece has become normal and natural , I don't wake up anymore biting down as hard as I can and hurting teeth, the swallowing issue with it in that woke me up a few times has gone away, and I am waking up refreshed, clear headed and dizzy spells are gone, so I think I am close to the level I am needed. Since I started my weight loss journey I've gone from 240 pounds to 172 pounds now, so this has probably helped the cause. My nasal issue comes and goes still, so keeping a food diary to see if maybe a food intolerance is causing the nose clog since I was tested for all known allergins and came back negative. I also have received a new mattress, the tempur pedic cloud breeze sumpreme and have a adjustable base so sleep a little upright, so all these new changes are probably factoring in. My sleep doc wanted me to slowly go back to complete supine sleeping, but after 8 months of sleeping propped up, it does not feel natural and I can feel significant amount of pressure on teeth when i try. Going on a trip to Atlantic city next week so I will be forced to sleep on hotel bed, so will find out then, probably should follow the advice so i can get the proper titration of the device, but I didn't realize how much a good nights sleep feels, so scared to break routine.
Go next thursday 12 Sept for next appt, will be 6 in all before I do a sleep study to verify the results, but just by the way I feel now, I know it is working and like many despise the sleep test, I have ordered a finger oxgen monitor that plugs into my ipad to record my oxygen levels at night while sleeping, but do not want to try it just yet in fear of seeing bad results and letting the mind anxiety take over again. Anyways, hope all is well for everyone,