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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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Humidity and AHI

Over the last month, I have been using the Sleepy Head software, and as usual for me, I have been doing a bit of experimenting. My AHI is u…

Started by Darryl Milligan in Sleep Apnoea

27 19 hours ago
Reply by Dennis Pramas

First week with CPAP and it's not going well

Hi all, First of all, I would like to say what a great forum! I feel I might just be using this more often. A little background if I may?…

Started by Terry James in Sleep Apnoea

0 on Tuesday

Alternatives to cpap

hello, I have just joined and this is my first post on this site i was diagnosed with sleep apnoea seven months ago and have worn a cpap ma…

Started by May in Sleep Apnoea

0 on Monday

Alternatives to cpap

hello, I have just joined and this is my first post on this site i was diagnosed with sleep apnoea seven months ago and have worn a cpap ma…

Started by May in Sleep Apnoea

0 on Monday

Blocked nose

If you have a cold and blocked nose can you put a couple of drops of olbas oil in your humidifier water?

Started by Ruth Furniss in Sleep Apnoea

2 Dec 18, 2018
Reply by Kath Hope

NEEDED: CPAP nasal pillow style mask & headgear - FX, DREAMWEAR or any similar style

Does anyone have a nasal pillow style mask & headgear they don't like or don't use? Mine vanished somewhere between Vancouver & Gla…

Started by Rod J Brunton in Sleep Apnoea

0 Dec 12, 2018

First night with CPAP

So last night was my first with my new CPAP machine (a Philips DreamStation with an Amara style mask), and got on surprisingly well. It too…

Started by Andy Falconer in Sleep Apnoea

2 Dec 11, 2018
Reply by Andy Falconer

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

653 Dec 9, 2018
Reply by Jonathan

Do charities take new surplus CPAP masks?

when I request a replacement medium Phillips Respironics mask from my NHS provider I am given a pack that includes all size masks and new h…

Started by Linda in Sleep Apnoea

4 Dec 3, 2018
Reply by Kath Hope

Could I have developed Central Sleep Apnoea ?

Hi I was diagnosed with severe sleep apnoea Jan 2017 after hiring a device from Hope2sleep. Think I had this problem for around 10 years. I…

Started by Judy Y in Sleep Apnoea

4 Dec 2, 2018
Reply by Sleep2snore

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Dennis Pramas replied to Darryl Milligan's discussion Humidity and AHI
"Hi Darryl, I have a similar experience concerning increased humidity and AHI. For about one year I have been using the ResMed s9 Autoset with F20 mask, a pressure setting of 10 cm H2O without a humidifier and have been averaging AHI below 5. The…"
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First week with CPAP and it's not going well

Hi all,First of all, I would like to say what a great forum! I feel I might just be using this more often.A little background if I may?I was diagnosed late last year with OSA, with an AHI of 29 - so on the edge of severe OSA. If I'm honest, I wasn't…See More
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Dec 21, 2018
Mags left a comment for Mags
"Hello Everyone   I'm so glad I've found this wonderful informative site.  Just been diagnosed recently with sleep apnea and finding it all very difficult.  Just cannot get used to wearing the mask and take it off most…"
Dec 18, 2018
Kath Hope replied to Ruth Furniss's discussion Blocked nose
"Definitely nothing inside the humidifier chamber except plain water.  Olbas Oil on a tissue or Vicks as Eric states, and there's a more detailed article on the website here https://www.hope2sleep.co.uk/blog/cpap-masks-with-a-cold.html"
Dec 18, 2018
Eric Swindon replied to Ruth Furniss's discussion Blocked nose
"I have never done that because the general consensus is that any addition to the humidifier chamber might corode the metal plate. However, I do get the odd cold and frequently suffer from blocked nose at least on one side and my answer which works…"
Dec 17, 2018
Ruth Furniss posted a discussion

Blocked nose

If you have a cold and blocked nose can you put a couple of drops of olbas oil in your humidifier water?See More
Dec 17, 2018
Mags is now a member of Hope2SleepGuide
Dec 17, 2018
Rod J Brunton posted a discussion

NEEDED: CPAP nasal pillow style mask & headgear - FX, DREAMWEAR or any similar style

Does anyone have a nasal pillow style mask & headgear they don't like or don't use? Mine vanished somewhere between Vancouver & Glasgow & I didn't notice till I got to Kirky.  I have a spare one at home, but that's not helping me while I…See More
Dec 12, 2018
Rod J Brunton is now a member of Hope2SleepGuide
Dec 12, 2018
Andy Falconer updated their profile
Dec 11, 2018
Andy Falconer replied to Andy Falconer's discussion First night with CPAP
"Hi Kath, I'm hoping the next few nights will see me get my AHI down further, but i'm also keen not to put too much pressure on the situation. I have to say i'm very impressed with the Hope2Sleep service so far, with regular updates…"
Dec 11, 2018
Kath Hope replied to Andy Falconer's discussion First night with CPAP
"Hi Andy. That's a good first night and sounding positive already. You may find your AHI comes down over the next few nights. Ideally we're looking for it to be up to 5 which is classed as 'normal.'  Your other goods will be…"
Dec 11, 2018

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