This is probably not the best place to ask, but admittedly I'm having difficulty finding someone who can give me an answer (besides going to a recruiter and having them see if I can get waivered).
I was diagnosed with very Mild OSA a couple years ago, with my numbers being low enough to not qualify with insurance for a CPAP. I don't remember much of the data, but I think the number of awakenings per hour was something less than 10, my blood oxygenation looked fairly good, and I think my overall score (sorry, I know that isn't the correct term, but I only looked at the data once) was a 5. Basically the verdict was that my sleep apnea wasn't bad at all, but it was enough to interfere with my life (never being able to wake up, always feeling tired when I did).
I went to an ENT who examined me and decided to go the surgery route. I ended up having a turbinoplasty, septoplasty, and a tonsillectomy. After recovering, I found that my sleep had improved markedly, the point where I no longer feel as if I have any sleep disorders (prior to, sleeping was absolute hell for me). I now can go to sleep normally (no more overcaffeinating to compensate for the SA, which of course caused bad insomnia) and I feel good when I wake up from sleeping for eight hours (previously, I could sleep for 10 and still feel horrible).
I've also been dieting to reduce body fat, and I've been steadily losing weight. Personally, I feel like the surgery combined with diet and consistent sleep patterns has "cured" my OSA. I'm in decent shape, and I'm hoping to be able to get a SEAL contract with the Navy once I get my PST scores up to par for BUD/S. I am planning to schedule another sleep study to see how much my OSA has improved, and I'm hoping that my doctor will decide that I no longer have OSA... though I have a feeling she won't want to declare me "cured", but just "improved".
Does anyone here have any idea how difficult/likely it would be to get a medical waiver for enlisting with MOSA? By the time I am ready to get the enlistment process underway, I plan to be pulling stellar PST scores (my calisthenics are already around 80 pushups/20+ pullups/80 situps, and I plan to keep improving them) to demonstrate my fitness for BUD/S and the lack of impact OSA has had on my fitness, plus I hope the fact that I don't need/use a CPAP will also help me get waivered.
Thanks for any feedback.