Welcome to the Hope2SleepGuide Forum, which is a service run by the Hope2Sleep Charity founded by Kath Hope with a marvellous team of trustees and volunteers.
Kath herself has severe sleep apnoea and hypoventilation/hypercapnia, and has used CPAP for several years and is now on non-invasive ventilation. Our trustees and volunteers are all either sufferers of sleep disordered breathing or clinicians/medics working in this field, and most importantly, we are all passionate in supporting (with empathy) others and raising awareness to help people live healthier and more energised lives.
Whilst we do not give medical advice, more often than not, with support, tips and knowledge, people can overcome any problems experienced with our therapy, and there is a whole page dedicated to this on the website http://www.hope2sleep.co.uk/tips-for-problems-sleeping-with-cpap-or...
Please come and join us, and don’t feel obligated to use your ‘real’ name if you prefer to remain anonymous as this is a public forum. Don’t be shy in posting and sharing, as we’re all in this together and to help each other.
Best Wishes for good sleep!
I was looking something up on the internet about Philips Dreamstations and came across a recall announcement
https://www.cpap.com/blog/philips-recall/ and I wondered if any body has had their machine repaired / replaced
Hi John. We've known about this since June which is causing a tremendous backlog at the clinics and we're inundated about this safety issue at the charity. We're keeping everyone updated both in our Private Facebook Group and on the website on this link https://www.hope2sleep.co.uk/dreamstation-cpap-pro-or-auto-apap-mac...
Many thanks , I have applied to join the Facebook Group and will see what happens about a replacement
Thanks for accepting me. I've been a long stime sufferer of sleep apnoea and have been on auto cpap for 16 years. I never even knew this site existed until today I'm hoping a get some piece of mind here as I don't get any with my gp
Welcome. I was diagnosed in 2009 at 80+ events per hour, but was discharged by the sleep clinic many years ago, on the basis that I was "self managing". I bought an APAP machine, which allows me to see how well I am doing, and I buy my own masks as the clinic masks were very cumbersome. I haven't mentioned CPAP to my GP since he first referred me for a sleep study. Having said that, I'm quite happy with the arrangement :)