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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

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

DVLA and Medical Review Driving Licences

Hi, I have recently started treatment for severe OSA and use a CPAP machine. After 3 weeks treatment my AHI went down from 42(severe) to 20…

Started by John Wilkinson in Sleep Apnoea

3 Jan 31
Reply by John Wilkinson

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

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Chris Vesey replied to Chris Vesey's discussion Insurance
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Kath Hope replied to Chris Vesey's discussion Insurance
"We have had confirmation several times about this in our Facebook Group from sleep technicians and nurses, who state that the machines are covered by the NHS' insurance."
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Chris Vesey posted a discussion

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 gets stolen or damaged,ChrisSee More
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Alison replied to Bethany's discussion Help for the hubby
"Hi Bethany, Just a suggestion but has anyone mentioned narcolepsy?"
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Sleep2snore replied to Bethany's discussion Help for the hubby
"The two things that come to mind is diabetes and low blood pressure.  Though I think they would have checked for diabetes, a sudden drop in blood pressure is more difficult to catch.  Has he had his heart checked?  Also there is a…"
Jun 12
Bethany replied to Bethany's discussion Help for the hubby
"Thank you for the welcome.  It can get very frustrating, especially when we hear stories like yours with a very long fight before getting any actual diagnosis. We have feeling that we are also going to be on a very long road before we find…"
Jun 8
Bethany replied to Bethany's discussion Help for the hubby
"His CPAP machine is currently set at 7.5cmph, it was originally a little lower but after his check up they advised to increase it. He has follow ups with a sleep doctor every 3 months for the first year (unless we are having problems then we can go…"
Jun 8
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Sleep2snore replied to Mags's discussion What is a good oxygen Oximeter
"You should have got the manual with the Airsense 10 Autoset? If you didn't get it AIRSENSE RANGE MANUAL . pdf"
Jun 6
Sleep2snore replied to Chris Vesey's discussion What pressures?
"I hope they set the low pressure up and that it is not left 4 to 20. I find a lot of people is given machines set up like this and that is not really good. It is not recommended that you shift the pressures on an NHS machine, the clinic will not be…"
Jun 6
Sleep2snore replied to Bethany's discussion Help for the hubby
"Is it a CPAP machine with a fixed pressure he has? It might be that a fixed pressure machine is not the right one for him or he may have a complicated Sleep Apnoea, in other words there are other things going on other than just his throat…"
Jun 6
Kath Hope replied to Chris Vesey's discussion What pressures?
"Hi Chris I think you mean 'APAP' rather than 'acap' and if so, it will have automatic pressures.  It's not really recommended to alter your own pressures, and people only usually do that in desperation if they…"
Jun 6
Kath Hope replied to Bethany's discussion Help for the hubby
"Welcome to our forum Bethany, but so sorry to read of what you're both going through.  Glad your husband's severe sleep apnoea got picked up finally and at least you know he's on good treatment for that.  However, it's…"
Jun 6
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Bethany posted a discussion

Help for the hubby

Hello everyone, I am hoping that maybe someone out there has been through what my husband is currently having to deal with. Three years ago my husband randomly collapsed at his place of work (hes an engineer and works with machinery so naturally him…See More
Jun 5
Chris Vesey posted a discussion

What pressures?

Hi,I was given my resmed airsense 10 by the hospital and instructed in its use. At no time were pressures mentioned and i have read of people altering the pressures. As mine is an acap does this mean that the pressure is set automatically by the…See More
Jun 4
Mags updated their profile
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