Sleep Disorders

sec_arr Appendix D

Periodic Assessment of the LEO Using Oral Appliances

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine provides the following follow-up guidance regarding the use of an oral appliance (OA):

“Once a satisfactory improvement in snoring and subjective OSA symptoms has taken place, the patient is referred back to the attending sleep clinician for a clinical assessment and/or repeat overnight assessment. Medical follow-up is also necessary to evaluate treatment response and to assess for recurrence of symptoms of OSA. It is recommended that a follow-up polysomnogram or an attended cardiorespiratory sleep study verify effectiveness of the OA.”34