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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 in Sleep Apnoea

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 in Sleep Apnoea

6 Jan 26
Reply by Sleep2snore

ResMed AirSense 10 & F20 Face mask

Hi iv'e had a ResMed S8 for year's Wednesday night it burst into flames next day i'm on the phone the Lady said can i be there for 11am i w…

Started by ianmcnamara in Sleep Apnoea

6 Jan 24
Reply by Kath Hope

My first review

After only 15 days on my cpap machine I have recently had my first review. I was diagnosed with severe OSA, I had an AHI of 42. My partner…

Started by John Wilkinson in Sleep Apnoea

5 Jan 21
Reply by Sleep2snore

Heartburn

Since using my CPAP I have been getting constant heartburn during the day. I thoughf heartburn was a sypmtom of sleep apnoea, but is it als…

Started by Hazel Hall in Sleep Apnoea

1 Jan 1
Reply by Sleep2snore

Cleaning tubing

hi all, this is my first post.   I clean my mask daily. I feel I don't clean my tubing often enough as I find it difficult to get it dry an…

Started by Linda in Sleep Apnoea

6 Dec 29, 2017
Reply by Kath Hope

Excess water in mask - no humidifier

Hello  I was wondering if anyone had any experience or ideas about excess water in cpap mask. I'm wearing a resmed swift fx nasal mask and…

Started by Katie Ward in Sleep Apnoea

6 Dec 29, 2017
Reply by Katie Ward

Hi, newbie here

I was issued with my machine and started using it in September this year, I've just had my review, and it looks like I'm stuck with it for…

Started by Kev Behr in Sleep Apnoea

8 Dec 29, 2017
Reply by Sleep2snore

!2v to 24v adaptor for caravan use

Can anyone suggest where I might find a realistically priced adaptor, as I don't want to use an inverter. Post a URL link if possible. Ke…

Started by Kev Behr in Sleep Apnoea

19 Dec 28, 2017
Reply by Sleep2snore

EPR settings

Merry Christmas all, Ok my CPAP pressure is currently at 15. I've noticed along with the chipmunk cheeks, breathing out is slightly harder.…

Started by Sean Baker in Sleep Apnoea

1 Dec 28, 2017
Reply by Sleep2snore

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Sleep2snore replied to Bernadette Plunkett's discussion Advice on ordering a CPAP machine from overseas
"It is the manufactures own rules, but they will not look at a machine bought overseas under warranty. If you ask ResMed, they will only say that they will not honer any warranty if you buy a machine abroad. They know that they can't stop you…"
1 hour ago
N replied to Bernadette Plunkett's discussion Advice on ordering a CPAP machine from overseas
"Hello, Yes, it is a very old fashioned way of doing business. Apple used to do the same years ago until they realised that people travel and use the Internet, and now all their products cost more or less the same globally. Furthermore, as we still…"
5 hours ago
Kath Hope replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Not all the clinics like supplying the FitLife (total face) mask as it's the most expensive one.  It's been a favourite one of mine for a long time, and in the early days I had to purchase it myself, but my clinic does now.  Hope…"
yesterday
Kath Hope replied to Chris Vesey's discussion Dvla / hospital
"Yes it's annoying Chris.  However, due to the fact that the DVLA themselves don't appear to know how to handle this all correctly (it depends who you reach at the time) then it's advisable not to email or ring them, but to rely…"
yesterday
Kath Hope replied to Bernadette Plunkett's discussion Advice on ordering a CPAP machine from overseas
"Welcome to the forum N.  Sorry to hear about your experience, and in actual fact the USA Store have broken the rules sending the machine from the USA as they're not supposed to.  Although they can be cheaper, it can work out more…"
yesterday
N replied to Bernadette Plunkett's discussion Advice on ordering a CPAP machine from overseas
"Hello, I ordered a DreamStation Go Auto CPAP machine from the CPAP Shop in the US - as advised on the Philips US website.The machine is not available in the UK and I wanted it for travelling - I have a DreamStation with humidifier from the NHS but…"
yesterday
N replied to John Wilkinson's discussion Dreamstation humidifier heated hose and simplus 'mask type' settings
"Hi John, I had the same problem until I disvovered that the setting for the heating was “adaptive” (works following a piece of software that switches the humidifier on/off during the night), as opposed to “fixed”. I changed…"
yesterday
N replied to Edam's discussion Amara view mask
"Hi Edam, There are several reviews on YouTube about the Amara; the results are very  mixed. I tried it and I found that it leaked too much; a real pity as the idea is very good. I then tried the ResMed F-20 (full-face, no forehead support) and…"
yesterday
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yesterday
Chris Vesey posted a discussion

Dvla / hospital

Hi,Wrote to the dvla for the correct form, phoned them when nothing arrived, form came a week later. Filled it out and sent it back 3 weeks ago, a week ago I had a letter a week ago saying they had written to the cosultant, resmed agreed to send a…See More
yesterday
Sven Mischkies replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi, thanks for the responses. I tried to loosen the straps to the point just before it starts leaking, but to no avail. I thought the Amara View would be the worst mask for me, because it sits right there where I get the numbness from the…"
Friday
Edam replied to Edam's discussion Amara view mask
"Respironics have confirmed that the slot is 2.5cm on the small and mediom cushions and 3 cm on the large"
Thursday
Edam replied to Edam's discussion Amara view mask
Thursday
Edam posted discussions
Wednesday
Edam replied to Edam's discussion Amara view mask
"Thanks for that. After looking through 7 pages of reviews I found somebody who had measured the slot at 1in by 0.5 in at its shortest.  As my nose is about 1.25 in wide any movement would cause a major leak. I wish Respironics would publish a…"
Wednesday
Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion Amara view mask
"There is some information here https://www.cpap.com/blog/amara-view-respironics/ scan down the page to see helpful comments and a guide."
Wednesday
grumpycamel updated their profile
Feb 13
grumpycamel replied to John Wilkinson's discussion Dreamstation humidifier heated hose and simplus 'mask type' settings
"Hi John, It may help if you switch on the preheat function on the DreamStation main menu before you go to bed. It warms up the humidifier for 30 minutes and switches itself off to get things warmed up. I tend to have the hose and humidifier on 5…"
Feb 13
Kath Hope replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Welcome Sven and you've been given a lovely machine.  The Simplus mask is also a very good one, but unfortunately getting the 'right' mask is the harder part and many of us have to try several masks until we find the one that…"
Feb 13
Jonathan replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi I am not familiar with the mask in question, but some masks only need the lightest tension.  If you pull the straps tight they are more likely to leak.  I've certainly never experienced numbness - currently using a Respironics…"
Feb 13

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