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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

British Snoring Questionnaire

If you can help out British Snoring by fillling in their on-line questionnaire about sleeping in separate bedrooms to your partner, they wi…

Started by Kath Hope

0 Mar 25, 2011

Modifying your equipment

    Risky one this is - I must declare straight away that I am not a medical professional and offer this information purely to pass on thin…

Started by Caveman

7 Mar 24, 2011
Reply by Kath Hope


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bonum noctem posted a discussion
bonum noctem is now a member of Hope2SleepGuide
Kath Hope replied to Linda's discussion Do charities take new surplus CAPD masks?
"I know exactly what you mean Linda. It's good when people purchase them when unsure of their size, but wasteful otherwise.  You can send them to our Hope2Sleep Charity who run this forum and address is on the contact…"
Linda posted a discussion

Do charities take new surplus CAPD 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 headgear.  I have queried this and have been advised this is how they are supplied.  It seems a terrible waste.…See More
Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"I have finally found the answer  I have increased the EPR to 3 This has kept my pressure below 14 for the last 3 days . Im very annoyed that the hospital and Resmed had not increased this  For some reason increasing the EPR has reduced the…"
Glassdaisy joined The SleepGuide Crew's group
Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"Its me not the machine. The S9 has been checked by Resmed and no fault was found but the circuit board was changed as a precaution. I have used another S9 but had the same problem. I have been told by the hospital that despite my AHI being under 1…"
Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"Don't rule out a fault with the machine or restricted airflow. I would also not rule out that you might be one of the few that needs a different machine. In any case, it should not go to 20 and sit there, I would get it checked or replaced. If…"
Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"Before I make a decision I am going to try something different. I have noticed that when it goes up to 20 most times it has done so when the pressure has dropped to minimum which is 12 at present. I will increase the minimum pressure to 14 so…"
Nov 12
Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"I think its time to make a decision. Either buy another make of APAP or get referred to another hospital which supplies a different make"
Nov 12
Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"That is hard to believe.  A pressure of 20 is quite high and very few require that amount of pressure. 1 ltr/min is nothing, the machine should cope with that without any problems at all. A lot of people get mixed up with pressure and…"
Nov 11
Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"I thought I had this problem solved but it got stuck at 20 again last night. My 95% pressure was 19, AHI  0.1 and leak 1 l/min. Sleepyhead shows that it was stuck at 20 for approx 30 mins ."
Nov 11
Debra Wells is now a member of Hope2SleepGuide
Nov 9
Sleep2snore replied to Ruth Furniss's discussion Cold air
"Don't know what machine ou have, but a heated hose can help a lot. You can get them as a stand alone but it is not ideal. If your machine has the facility for a heated hose it might be worth the investment. Heating the room will help."
Oct 30
Sleep2snore replied to Renee Rowlands's discussion Recommendation please for Oximeter purchase.
"There are plenty on the market, but one thing I would make sure it did was to store the data for printing or downloading. There are plenty that say they do this and don't, so be aware of buying off Amazon or Ebay."
Oct 28
Kath Hope replied to Ruth Furniss's discussion Cold air
"Like you say yourself Ruth, warming up the bedroom will help, but also if you don't have a heated humidifier then that would help - as will covering the tube with a Hose Cover."
Oct 28
Steve Bacall is now a member of Hope2SleepGuide
Oct 28
Ruth Furniss posted a discussion

Cold air

Hi I have sleep apnoea & Copd this is my first winter using cpap, found it very hard to sleep last night because of breathing in cold air was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on how to warm the air up besides sleeping in a warm room? I…See More
Oct 28
Mark Darbyshire is now a member of Hope2SleepGuide
Oct 20
Bill Thomson added a discussion to the group Buy-Sell-Swap

ResMed DC-DC converter for S9

I have for sale a converter which allows the S9 machine, which requires a 24v supply, to run from a vehicle 12v or 24v DC socket, or direct from a 12v battery. The converter can power a humidifier and heated tube as well as the CPAP machine,…See More
Oct 13

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