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Apnoea Monitors.......

Hi   yet another question...... having a debate with my health visitor   My 2 sons 3yr old and 16mth both use a Graesby MR10 monitor at nig…

Started by carol murphy

3 Apr 28, 2011
Reply by Kath Hope

What masks have you / do you use?

yippee the font size works ... lol... sorry to get excited but being partially sighted it is a huge help. Well, back to thread ... This wee…

Started by Jackie

17 Apr 24, 2011
Reply by Tigers Fan

Appeal for Adults with Down's Syndrome for Sleep Research

 Sleep research could give Down's adults better health (Taken from the Edinburgh Evening News) Published Date: 15 April 2011…

Started by Kath Hope

1 Apr 19, 2011
Reply by RockRpsgt

What's your pressure?

  Something I've noticed as a newcomer to this forum is the lack of cpap pressure settings being given. I'd like to suggest that since this…

Started by Caveman

48 Apr 18, 2011
Reply by Julie

"Rainout" What is it and how can we prevent it ?

  "Rainout" is a term that some of you might know and some might not but it is something that we may all come up against if we are using a…

Started by Andy Thomas

13 Apr 9, 2011
Reply by Tigers Fan

Five months on

5 mth updateWell - 5 months now on CPAP after 38 years of snoring and choking.Life is better than ever! I can work 10-14 hrs a day, go with…

Started by symmit

0 Apr 9, 2011

Go Bananas and Help Lower Your Apnoeas!!!!

Well, I've been carefully monitoring my AHI lately, and I've noticed a pattern when my AHI was lower.... when I have my treat of strawberr…

Started by Kath Hope

5 Apr 5, 2011
Reply by Caveman

pressure pain?

I am new to this site and not sure if I am using it correctly so please be patient with me.  I use a CPAP machine from the hospital but fin…

Started by Sally Gould

17 Mar 27, 2011
Reply by Kath Hope

Sleep Clinics Help Or Hinderance.

  There is one thing that I pick up on throughout the forums that I visit is the differences in the way that various Sleep Clinics deal wit…

Started by Andy Thomas

18 Mar 26, 2011
Reply by Kath Hope

How do things work in the UK?

In the U.S. The majority of people have a diagnostic(Dx) evaluation followed by a titration study. Afterwhich that person should have a doc…

Started by RockRpsgt

5 Mar 26, 2011
Reply by Caveman


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Edam replied to Edam's discussion Changing hospital
"I want to change because the other hospital, which is in a different trust, supplies a different make of mask. My present hospital only supplies one make of mask which is unsuitable for my nasal problems. Over the years I have spent hundreds of…"
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"Hi David I thought I'd check but I assume you have sold your Airsense 10 Elite?"
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Sleep2snore replied to Savannah A.'s discussion Sleep Centre in UK that measures UARS
"That is a difficult one, but if you have a Polysomnography done a good Sleep Doctor should spot the signs, however, it is often missed unless the patient mentions it or ENT (if you attended there first before referral) suspects you might have…"
Sleep2snore replied to ROBERT O'BRIEN's discussion c pap mask
"Yes, masks for one person do not mean they are for everyone, getting a supplier to give ou a refund if it is not suitable is good, but trying it on and lying down with your machine on for an hour or so is the only real way of trying a mask. …"
Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion Changing hospital
"It will depend on the Sleep Clinic or hospital, however, if you AHI is 1 why do you want to change? You might be allowed just to keep what you have already and the equipment transferred to the new Sleep Clinic. As your AHI is so low I very much…"
Edam posted a discussion

Changing hospital

I am considering asking my GP to refer me to another hospital for the supply and monitoring of CPAP .Would I just be supplied another CPAP and mask by the new hospital or would a new sleep test have to be done. As my original diagnosis was made…See More
Kath Hope replied to ROBERT O'BRIEN's discussion c pap mask
"I agree with giving it your best shot at getting the 'right' mask for you Bob, but even with all the best reviews in the world it's not possible to guarantee if it will be the 'right' mask for you.  It's why when…"
Mar 13
ROBERT O'BRIEN posted a discussion

c pap mask

hi everyone I am considering buying a more comfortable nasal mask, I am looking at the JOYCE SILK GEL NASAL MASK.  I have looked for reviews but cannot find any , has anyone on this forum used this mask and is it worth a hundred pounds.my current…See More
Mar 13
Kath Hope replied to Savannah A.'s discussion Sleep Centre in UK that measures UARS
"Unfortunately, there aren't as many as we'd like there to be.  The only way of truly diagnosing UARS is via Esophageal Manometry (Pes) which is rarer still here in the UK.  Take a look at our charity's webpage on this…"
Mar 12
Savannah A. posted a discussion

Sleep Centre in UK that measures UARS

Hi there,I have a connective tissue disorder that is associated with UARS (Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome).I was wondering whether there was a sleep centre in the UK that measures UARS in patients.I would be very grateful to hear from others.Many…See More
Mar 12
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Mar 12
Boyertown replied to Julie Straiton's discussion Severe hair loss with mask straps ?
"Has there been any more news on this subject?  I am experiencing hair loss too. Thank you."
Mar 12
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Mar 12
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Mar 12
Kath Hope replied to Dave Cheeseman's discussion New diagnosis!
"Hi Dave, and sorry to hear you've been diagnosed with severe sleep apnoea, but when you get on CPAP you should start to feel so much better. To purchase a CPAP machine you need a prescription from the consultant, and if you really want to…"
Mar 11
Dave Cheeseman posted a discussion

New diagnosis!

Hi Everyone,I need a bit of advice from some more experienced people. I had a sleep study through the NHS last week & have been diagnosed with extreme Sleep Apnea (60-70 instances an hour). However I have now been told that I have to be referred…See More
Mar 11
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Mar 11
Kath Hope replied to Bernadette Plunkett's discussion Advice on ordering a CPAP machine from overseas
"Ha Ha, I just replied to this post then realised I'd replied to Bernadette and her post was from 2016. Have deleted it as it was irrelevant Good to hear you've got your DreamStation Go on the app now though."
Mar 10

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