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Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.

Welcome to the Hope2SleepGuide Forum, which is a service run by the Hope2Sleep Charity founded by Kath Hope with a marvellous team of trust…

Started by The SleepGuide Crew in Sleep ApnoeaLatest Reply

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DC power leads

Hi, wonder if anyone can help me, I am looking for a DC power lead without the car lighter attachment for my Philips REMstar Auto A-Flex. I…

Started by Adam Humphreys in Sleep Apnoea

4 12 minutes ago
Reply by Sleep2snore

Sleep Apnea and DVLA

Dear all, Sorry if I am posting this in wrong place.. I am a new member to this forum. I am 35 years old and I have been recently diagnosed…

Started by George in Sleep Apnoea

12 14 minutes ago
Reply by George

Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.

Welcome to the Hope2SleepGuide Forum, which is a service run by the Hope2Sleep Charity founded by Kath Hope with a marvellous team of trust…

Started by The SleepGuide Crew in Sleep Apnoea

594 May 18
Reply by Kath Hope

Sleepdreamer mask by Circadiance

Hi can anyone tell me if they have tried a sleepweaver mask by Circadiance.  Its apparently made of fabric so says it is very soft and as I…

Started by Sally Gould in Sleep Apnoea

1 May 18
Reply by Jonathan

Travel Machine

Hi. Can anyone recommend a good travel CPAP machine. I have an iSleep 20i machine at the moment and a respironics nasal mask. I would like…

Started by Karen Langlois in Sleep Apnoea

7 May 16
Reply by Karen Langlois

Sleep Apnea??

I am new to this forum so not sure if this is the right place to post this so please delete if not appropriate. I am not looking for medica…

Started by RK176 in Sleep Apnoea

5 May 12
Reply by Kath Hope

Positive Effects Since Treatment for Sleep Apnoea (CPAP or other)

Thought it would be good (especially for newbies or people who suspect they may have our 'condition') to start a new discussion on the POSI…

Started by Kath Hope in Sleep Apnoea

29 May 12
Reply by Adam Humphreys

Newbie

Hi Everyone, recently diagnosed that I stopped breathing during the night, a little background info, I m 56 and 2 stone overweight, have al…

Started by Dinah Davies in Sleep Apnoea

4 May 12
Reply by Adam Humphreys

Blood in nose

Even though I am getting on quite well with using the CPAP I have a constant problem of blood in my nose when I blow it in the mornings and…

Started by Karen Hamer in Sleep Apnoea

4 May 2
Reply by Kath Hope

Problems with rainout in my mask

Hi, My name is Carlos and i have been diagnosed with sleep apnoea quite recently.I have been using a Breas iSleep 20 with heated humidifier…

Started by Txarly in Sleep Apnoea

17 Mar 23
Reply by Sleep2snore

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Sleep2snore replied to Adam Humphreys's discussion DC power leads
"A thing to watch when using DC power leads is some machines use the centre pin being negative instead of positive as in most cars these days, so be careful when connecting DC power leads. Also car batteries are not the best to power a CPAP machine…"
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George replied to George's discussion Sleep Apnea and DVLA
"Dear Sleep2snore and Kath, Many Thanks for your reassurances and advise. I will wait for my appointments and treatment to inform DVLA after consulting with my consultant. I got acknowledgement of referral, informing me an appointment within 26…"
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Sleep2snore replied to George's discussion Sleep Apnea and DVLA
"Yep, if you don't drive, you don't get into an accident.  Let the other half do any driving if there is any to be done. If you don't drive you will not be stopped, so you won't get a find.  If you are not suffering from…"
31 minutes ago
Kath Hope replied to George's discussion Sleep Apnea and DVLA
"Hi George Sorry I'm late to this discussion, but you are doing the right thing by not driving at the moment.  I too, on the advice of my consultant, never drove from the day I was given my diagnosis until I was on good therapy.  You…"
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George replied to George's discussion Sleep Apnea and DVLA
"Dear Sleep2snore,  Thanks for your advice. I really appreciate that. I don't drive very often and not more than 30 minutes. I walk to work and only use car for weekend family driving. Since I just got my license, I am being very careful…"
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George replied to George's discussion Sleep Apnea and DVLA
"Hi Adam, That is good to know. The only bit in the letter that ask me to inform DVLA is this  "It was not clear from your referral whether you have a significant degree to issues with sleepiness whilst driving but of course the diagnosis…"
Wednesday
Adam Humphreys replied to George's discussion Sleep Apnea and DVLA
"I didn't have to fill in a form, just sent my report from the sleep clinic at Pontefract hospital."
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Sleep2snore replied to George's discussion Sleep Apnea and DVLA
"If you fill in the form as best you can with the clinic and doctors name the DVLA will contact the doctor anyway. However, it would be quicker if you can get the doctor to fill it in there and then.  I have no idea if the doctor has to fill in…"
Tuesday
George replied to George's discussion Sleep Apnea and DVLA
"Many Thanks for these information.It is really helpful. I stopped driving the moment I received the letter from consultant. I am still waiting for my CPAP appointment and consultant appointment. I will be taking my SLV1 form with me to get…"
Tuesday
Sleep2snore replied to George's discussion Sleep Apnea and DVLA
"This is a bit of a minefield. From DVLA Website "You can be fined up to £1,000 if you don’t tell DVLA about a medical condition that affects your driving. You may be prosecuted if you’re involved in an accident as a…"
May 22
George replied to George's discussion Sleep Apnea and DVLA
"Hi Adam, Many Thanks for your kind reply and reassurance. The letter from my consultant just asked to inform DVLA not stop driving (I did stop driving though until things are clear). I am thinking of waiting to start my CPAP treatment ti inform…"
May 22
Adam Humphreys replied to George's discussion Sleep Apnea and DVLA
"Hi George and welcome, When I was diagnosed with SA I was also worried that the DVLA would take my licence away so i voluntarily stopped driving after a while I felt that I had to inform them but was worried about losing my license. After checking…"
May 21
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Sleep Apnea and DVLA

Dear all,Sorry if I am posting this in wrong place..I am a new member to this forum. I am 35 years old and I have been recently diagnosed moderate to severe OSA and since then I have been trying to find more information on this and how to deal with…See More
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Kath Hope replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi Pete.  Welcome to our world and what you're going through at the beginning of your therapy is absolutely normal.  I remember throwing masks across the bedroom in temper when first on CPAP   Take a look at the help sheet on the…"
May 18
Peter Turpin replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
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