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Remstar M series repair?

I have a RemStarAuto M Series CPAP machine with a dehumidifier. The dehumidifier has stopped working. I have dome some testing and the humi…

Started by Neil Jay in Sleep Apnoea

4 Jul 6
Reply by Sleep2snore

struggling with CPAP

hello, I've only been using the machine and a full face mask about 3 weeks. ON THE GOOD SIDE - i dont need a nap in the afternoon now ON T…

Started by sharon in Sleep Apnoea

4 Jul 6
Reply by sharon

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 a…

Started by Bethany in Sleep Apnoea

6 Jun 20
Reply by Alison

What is a good oxygen Oximeter

I have been on CPAP therapy for nearly 2 years and still feel very tired, I have been to hospital a couple of times in that period and the…

Started by Mags in Sleep Apnoea

8 Jun 6
Reply by Sleep2snore

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 peo…

Started by Chris Vesey in Sleep Apnoea

2 Jun 6
Reply by Sleep2snore

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…

Started by Ruth Furniss in Sleep Apnoea

4 May 29
Reply by Sleep2snore

Medistron batteries

Hi, I bought a pilot and co pilot set up a few months ago and have recently been trying them out. I have found by trial and error the follo…

Started by Chris Vesey in Sleep Apnoea

12 May 29
Reply by Sleep2snore

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

3 May 22
Reply by Sleep2snore

I've 'hit a wall' can any body help me?

I was diagnosed with severe OSA in November and I have been using a Philips Respironics CPAP machine and full face mask from early December…

Started by John Wilkinson in Sleep Apnoea

4 May 17
Reply by John Wilkinson

Another newbie with a gazillion questions

Hi, I live near Leeds and saw the consultant in sleep clinic today at st James who has diagnosed osa. He wants me to try Cpap because I hav…

Started by Helen Page in Sleep Apnoea

3 May 12
Reply by Chris Vesey

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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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