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Advice on ordering a CPAP machine from overseas

Does anyone have any experience with ordering CPAP machines from overseas, especially the US? They have a number of models available there…

Started by Bernadette Plunkett in Sleep Apnoea

14 Mar 10
Reply by Kath Hope

Another Benefit of BPAP!

I have been using a BPAP Resmed S9 having been diagnosed with moderate level 4 years ago.   After an initial struggle for a couple of month…

Started by David Anthony Burnley in Sleep Apnoea

6 Mar 4
Reply by David Anthony Burnley

Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.

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 in Sleep Apnoea

640 Mar 4
Reply by Kath Hope

Twisted strap ouchhh!!

My Simplus FFM is nearly the best mask I have used over several years but I have a bad habit of putting my mask on with the forehead strap…

Started by Edam in Sleep Apnoea

1 Mar 3
Reply by Sleep2snore

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 in Sleep Apnoea

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 in Sleep Apnoea

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 in Sleep Apnoea

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 in Sleep Apnoea

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 in Sleep Apnoea

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 in Sleep Apnoea

4 Feb 9
Reply by Sleep2snore

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Selling ResMed Power Station II

I am selling a virtually new ResMed Power Station II.It is a battery pack which I purchased directly from ResMed to use on a trek in Nepal when mains electricity was unavailable.  It was used for only six nights and is virtually new.The battery pack…See More
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Mathura Dutt Kalauny replied to Mathura Dutt Kalauny's discussion Pressure difference between Resmed S8 Vs Breas Z1
"Yes, it is. It is also less cumbersome due to its small size. Thanks."
Apr 18
Sleep2snore replied to Dave Cheeseman's discussion New diagnosis!
"If you do buy one make sure you get a good one and ask if they will look after it if you do buy one. Some clinics will supply filters and check it every year after the warranty is out.  They might even repair and give you a loan machine. …"
Apr 17
Sleep2snore replied to Ruth Furniss's discussion New to cpap
"It is quite normal, some feel it interrupts sleep due to using the machine and mask, turning over can disturb you with the mask moving and leaks.  Give it a month or two and you should start to feel a lot better.  If not contact your Sleep…"
Apr 17
Sleep2snore replied to Mathura Dutt Kalauny's discussion Pressure difference between Resmed S8 Vs Breas Z1
"It may be just responding a bit quicker or just suits you better. It amazes me that anything so small can produce enough pressure to work in the first place. I wouldn't worry about unless you start to feel it is not keeping you feeling…"
Apr 17
Kath Hope replied to Mathura Dutt Kalauny's discussion Pressure difference between Resmed S8 Vs Breas Z1
"You're welcome Mathura"
Apr 16
Mathura Dutt Kalauny replied to Mathura Dutt Kalauny's discussion Pressure difference between Resmed S8 Vs Breas Z1
"Hi Kath Thank you very much for your response.  No I am not travelling. There is a significant difference in pressure in the two machines. That was the cause of my worry. Thank you again for allaying it. Regards"
Apr 16
Kath Hope replied to Mathura Dutt Kalauny's discussion Pressure difference between Resmed S8 Vs Breas Z1
"Hi Mathura and welcome to our forum.  With good results like that it shouldn't cause a concern, as it could just be that the Z1 algorithm suits you better.  Just like with masks suiting people better, so can machines, but mostly…"
Apr 15
Mathura Dutt Kalauny posted a discussion

Pressure difference between Resmed S8 Vs Breas Z1

I have been using RESMED in auto mode. The pressure used to settle around 11cmWG with AHI between 2 and 4. I have recently switched over BREAS Z1 in auto mode. The pressure has now changed to around 5.5 cmWG with AHI remaining below 5. What would be…See More
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Kath Hope replied to Savannah A.'s discussion Sleep Centre in UK that measures UARS
"Great to hear you're having an in-patient sleep study Savannah.  You may not need to investigate UARS either, because if a simple study (probably pulse oximetry) has picked up an issue that warrants an in-patient study, then it's…"
Apr 13
Kath Hope posted a discussion

Philips Respironics New Sleep Apnoea Diagnostic Service

If you snore and are tired, you could be suffering from sleep apnoea (see signs + symptoms on our website)…See More
Apr 8
Kath Hope replied to Ruth Furniss's discussion New to cpap
"Sometimes the tiredness can feel worse Ruth if you're having some interrupted sleep when new to CPAP.  I definitely felt like that.  Although I'd been diagnosed with severe sleep apnoea I slept through it all, whereas when I was…"
Apr 8
Ruth Furniss posted a discussion

New to cpap

Hi I'm new to cpap nearly 2 weeks into therapy and feel really tired has anybody felt like this? Or is it normal to feel like this when new to cpap? See More
Apr 8
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Apr 7
Savannah A. replied to Savannah A.'s discussion Sleep Centre in UK that measures UARS
"Dear Sleep2snore, thanks for your reply and apologies for my late response. In the case that UARS is detected, may I enquire what you mean regarding a more complex machine? Are you referring to BiPAP machines? Many thanks!"
Apr 4
Savannah A. replied to Savannah A.'s discussion Sleep Centre in UK that measures UARS
"Dear Kath, many thanks for your reply and the link to the page; apologise my late response. I have recently had a simple sleep study done at home, and am awaiting a more comprehensive inpatient sleep study. I will ask whether Esophageal…"
Apr 4

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