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Pressure under eyes

I’ve had my CPAP mask over a year now and generally happy with it but the one issue I have is the pressure it puts under and around my eyes…

Started by Helen McIntyre in Sleep Apnoea

2 Sep 6
Reply by Sleep2snore

Pressure under eyes

I’ve had my CPAP mask over a year now and generally happy with it but the one issue I have is the pressure it puts under and around my eyes…

Started by Helen McIntyre in Sleep Apnoea

1 Sep 6
Reply by Sleep2snore

Caravan

HI I'm going to a static caravan for the weekend do I need any special equipment for my cpap machine or can I just plug into socket?  Happy…

Started by Ruth Furniss in Sleep Apnoea

2 Sep 5
Reply by Sleep2snore

Caravan

HI I'm going to a static caravan for the weekend do I need any special equipment for my chap machine or can I just plug into socket?  Happy…

Started by Ruth Furniss in Sleep Apnoea

1 Sep 5
Reply by Sleep2snore

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…

Started by Edam in Sleep Apnoea

5 Sep 3
Reply by Tef

Just switched to APAP machine - pressure increasing.

Hi All, First post so it's great to be here. I've been using CPAP for 10 years.  Recently lost 3 stone and have been experiencing a new c…

Started by Tef in Sleep Apnoea

4 Aug 24
Reply by Tef

Painful, dry nose

Greetings everyone. I'm new to the forum and came across it whilst doing an internet search on CPAP. It looks like a very supportive and re…

Started by Alan Burt in Sleep Apnoea

2 Aug 18
Reply by Kath Hope

New by wondering what to do next

Hi, my name is Ann and I stumbled across this site when looking to see where I could sell my CPAP machine but after reading some discussion…

Started by Ann Murch in Sleep Apnoea

4 Aug 8
Reply by Sleep2snore

New full face mask

Hi, I’ve been using the  ResMed mirage Quattro since I was as diagnosed 5 years ago. I’ve always hated it and found it so uncomfortable. La…

Started by Cathy in Sleep Apnoea

1 Aug 8
Reply by Sleep2snore

Insurance

Hi,  Does anyone know if I need to add the breathing machine, airsense 10, to my household insurance? I don't own it but am I liable if it…

Started by Chris Vesey in Sleep Apnoea

4 Jul 6
Reply by Sleep2snore

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Latest Activity

Jonathan replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi I was a mouth breather.  I also slept flat on my stomach.  I now sleep on my side, and with a nose-only mask rapidly learned to keep my trap shut at night :)  The airway through my nose has significantly improved, which makes…"
yesterday
Andy Falconer replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Thank you both for the welcome and the advice! I've read a lot about the humidifiers, so I suspect this will be one of the first things I will purchase. I'm a mouth breather, so I'm hoping the hospital will provide a full mask when I…"
yesterday
Jonathan replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi Andy Sorry you've had a rough ride.  How times change.  My sleep study 10 years ago was just a finger pulse thing, and a camera.  I had 86 events per hour.  I guess we're all different, but the first night with my…"
Saturday
Iain Noble replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Andy, Sorry you have had so little support from the NHS. We have an excellent sleep clinic here in Cleveland. You won't have to surrender your driving licence but you will have to tell them if you are diagnosed with sleep apnea. Once you are…"
Saturday
Andy Falconer replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi everyone, I'm Andy and I am currently in the process of being diagnosed with OSA (I suspect), with an appointment at the Royal Stoke Uni Hospital to be fitted for a CPAP machine this coming Monday.   So far it has taken 12 months from…"
Friday
Andy Falconer is now a member of Hope2SleepGuide
Friday
Kath Hope replied to Linda's discussion Do charities take new surplus CPAP masks?
"Hi Linda I just wanted to say thanks for sending us your surplus cushions and headgear.  We've already given out one of the cushions to someone who was struggling with a split cushion.  We really do appreciate this and so did the…"
Dec 3
Sleep2snore replied to Judy Y's discussion Could I have developed Central Sleep Apnoea ?
"Hi Judy, Try drinking a glass if water before going to bed. Dehydration can play a part in the mornings."
Dec 2
Amanda Moore is now a member of Hope2SleepGuide
Nov 30
Judy Y replied to Judy Y's discussion Could I have developed Central Sleep Apnoea ?
"Hi again Kath, Just found how I can see Clear airway/Obstructed airway. So sorry for the previous question. It appears I have approx 80% obstructed. Thanks for your time, best regards"
Nov 28
Judy Y replied to Judy Y's discussion Could I have developed Central Sleep Apnoea ?
"Thanks for your answer Kath. The app I have is Philips Dreamapper . It tells me minimum/maximam/ 90% pressure, My AHI and mask fit, Hours usage. I cant see anything about obstructive or centrals. Is my app out of date, or my machine?"
Nov 28
Kath Hope replied to Judy Y's discussion Could I have developed Central Sleep Apnoea ?
"I don't think those symptoms are specific to central sleep apnoea.  Your app should tell you if those apnoeas are obstructive or  centrals.  It sometimes says 'CA.'  Sometimes when people first wake it takes a…"
Nov 27
Judy Y posted a discussion

Could I have developed Central Sleep Apnoea ?

HiI was diagnosed with severe sleep apnoea Jan 2017 after hiring a device from Hope2sleep. Think I had this problem for around 10 years. I eventually got my cpap machine in August 2017. I have had a few ups and downs, and had my machine adjusted a…See More
Nov 26
Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"Im on Warfarin for life because of leg DVT,s and Warfarin would be stopped 5 days before the operation. This could leave me at risk of another DVT.. Also the last time my Warfarin was stopped I has to self inject Heparin so my belly turned into a…"
Nov 25
Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"That sounds like a get out for the ENT surgeon. There are a lot of people gone through this op' and even bigger op's to the nose. Maybe he is just not up to it?"
Nov 22
Kath Hope replied to Linda's discussion Do charities take new surplus CPAP masks?
"Hi Linda.  Due to the way some of the manufacturer package their masks, eg multiple sizes of cushions, some clinics just hand the whole pack out to the patients, and then there are others that are more resourceful in that they take out the…"
Nov 22
Linda replied to Linda's discussion Do charities take new surplus CAPD masks?
"Thanks Kath and I will forward the spare masks on as you have suggested.  It seems very wasteful that my NHS provider gives me a pack which I believe costs well over £100 when I only require one mask.  Do you know if this is…"
Nov 21
Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"I think the combination of nasal polyps ,deviated septum and COPD is too much for the Resmed to sort out. The polyp in my left nostril does act like a one way valve and closes on exhale which may explain why the EPR increase helps. It looks like the…"
Nov 20
Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"Hummmm!  That just shouldn't work! There must be something unique to the way you breath when sleeping confusing the machine. It is all a bit strange and a bit confusing!  The Resperonics machines are slightly slower to respond, so it…"
Nov 19
bonum noctem posted a discussion
Nov 18

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