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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

640 Mar 4
Reply by Kath Hope

Cure for wind

Hi, Using my airsense 10 has given amazing results with only one problem, flatulence, has anyone found any way this can be cured or reduced…

Started by Chris Vesey

2 Mar 3
Reply by Sleep2snore

Dreamstation humidifier heated hose and simplus 'mask type' settings

Hi Everyone, I have recently purchased and started to use a heated hose with my dream station humidifier as my unheated hose used to 'bubbl…

Started by John Wilkinson

7 Feb 18
Reply by N

Amara view mask

I am thinking about buying a Amara View mask as the Simplus I use is giving me problems with the forehead support. Using the fitting gauge…

Started by Edam

5 Feb 18
Reply by N

Portable power

Hi, Does anyone have any experience of resmeds expensive power pack (£440!!) or any alternative versions like medicom 24 pilot at £285, obv…

Started by Chris Vesey

26 Feb 12
Reply by Sleep2snore

new resmed s9 machine

hi everyone I have been using my new machine for nearly a week now, but I have noticed that if I have to put the machine into standby whils…

Started by ROBERT O'BRIEN

9 Feb 9
Reply by Sleep2snore

Airsense 10 pressures

Hi, I have noticed a couple of times lately that the output from my machine increases to the point where it is impossible to maintain a goo…

Started by Chris Vesey

4 Feb 9
Reply by Sleep2snore

DVLA and Medical Review Driving Licences

Hi, I have recently started treatment for severe OSA and use a CPAP machine. After 3 weeks treatment my AHI went down from 42(severe) to 20…

Started by John Wilkinson

3 Jan 31
Reply by John Wilkinson

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

27 Jan 28
Reply by Kath Hope

Mask Leaks

Hi, My CPAP machine is the Resmed Autosense 10. I recently started to visit the Resmed MyAir site to check the data that my machine was sen…

Started by David Vinnicombe

6 Jan 26
Reply by Sleep2snore

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Sleep2snore replied to Bethany's discussion Help for the hubby
"The two things that come to mind is diabetes and low blood pressure.  Though I think they would have checked for diabetes, a sudden drop in blood pressure is more difficult to catch.  Has he had his heart checked?  Also there is a…"
Jun 12
Bethany replied to Bethany's discussion Help for the hubby
"Thank you for the welcome.  It can get very frustrating, especially when we hear stories like yours with a very long fight before getting any actual diagnosis. We have feeling that we are also going to be on a very long road before we find…"
Jun 8
Bethany replied to Bethany's discussion Help for the hubby
"His CPAP machine is currently set at 7.5cmph, it was originally a little lower but after his check up they advised to increase it. He has follow ups with a sleep doctor every 3 months for the first year (unless we are having problems then we can go…"
Jun 8
Vivienne Roberts added 2 discussions to the group Buy-Sell-Swap
Jun 6
Vivienne Roberts joined The SleepGuide Crew's group
Jun 6
Sleep2snore replied to Mags's discussion What is a good oxygen Oximeter
"You should have got the manual with the Airsense 10 Autoset? If you didn't get it AIRSENSE RANGE MANUAL . pdf"
Jun 6
Sleep2snore replied to Chris Vesey's discussion What pressures?
"I hope they set the low pressure up and that it is not left 4 to 20. I find a lot of people is given machines set up like this and that is not really good. It is not recommended that you shift the pressures on an NHS machine, the clinic will not be…"
Jun 6
Sleep2snore replied to Bethany's discussion Help for the hubby
"Is it a CPAP machine with a fixed pressure he has? It might be that a fixed pressure machine is not the right one for him or he may have a complicated Sleep Apnoea, in other words there are other things going on other than just his throat…"
Jun 6
Kath Hope replied to Chris Vesey's discussion What pressures?
"Hi Chris I think you mean 'APAP' rather than 'acap' and if so, it will have automatic pressures.  It's not really recommended to alter your own pressures, and people only usually do that in desperation if they…"
Jun 6
Kath Hope replied to Bethany's discussion Help for the hubby
"Welcome to our forum Bethany, but so sorry to read of what you're both going through.  Glad your husband's severe sleep apnoea got picked up finally and at least you know he's on good treatment for that.  However, it's…"
Jun 6
Profile IconVivienne Roberts, Bethany and Andrew Woo joined Hope2SleepGuide
Jun 6
Bethany posted a discussion

Help for the hubby

Hello everyone, I am hoping that maybe someone out there has been through what my husband is currently having to deal with. Three years ago my husband randomly collapsed at his place of work (hes an engineer and works with machinery so naturally him…See More
Jun 5
Chris Vesey posted a discussion

What pressures?

Hi,I was given my resmed airsense 10 by the hospital and instructed in its use. At no time were pressures mentioned and i have read of people altering the pressures. As mine is an acap does this mean that the pressure is set automatically by the…See More
Jun 4
Mags updated their profile
Jun 4
Mags replied to Mags's discussion What is a good oxygen Oximeter
"Thanks Kath Will have a look in the morning and let you know"
Jun 4
Kath Hope replied to Mags's discussion What is a good oxygen Oximeter
"The Airsense Autoset does show the data in you look in the 'Sleep Report' section on your screen you can then scroll down to AHI and should also be able to see leakage.  If you can't see the AHI then it means the hospital have…"
Jun 4
Mags replied to Mags's discussion What is a good oxygen Oximeter
"The Machine is Res Med AirSense 10 AutoSet"
Jun 3
Kath Hope replied to Mags's discussion What is a good oxygen Oximeter
"It does sound to me like the hospital perhaps don't realise what is out there to help us all  Margaret, because some of our hospitals even supply liners, and many that don't refer people to our charity for them.  I use them…"
Jun 3

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