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APAP or BIPAP

How is it decided what machine I need? At present I use a S9 Apap  with the EPR set at 3 but I feel that a Bipap would be better for me.

Started by Edam in Sleep Apnoea

13 Mar 15
Reply by Edam

NHS or Private to get diagnosis to determine treatment

Hi,  With the help of a hope2sleep screening test indicating I may have moderate sleep apnea, I am hopefully going to get my GP to finally…

Started by SleepyHead in Sleep Apnoea

5 Mar 5
Reply by Sleep2snore

First night with CPAP

So last night was my first with my new CPAP machine (a Philips DreamStation with an Amara style mask), and got on surprisingly well. It too…

Started by Andy Falconer in Sleep Apnoea

3 Feb 22
Reply by Sleep2snore

Humidity and AHI

Over the last month, I have been using the Sleepy Head software, and as usual for me, I have been doing a bit of experimenting. My AHI is u…

Started by Darryl Milligan in Sleep Apnoea

28 Feb 22
Reply by Sleep2snore

SoClean 2

hi is anyone using the SoClean 2 machine with a DreamWear Full Face CPAP Mask, if so does the mask get properly cleaned? Or does the sides…

Started by Lee in Sleep Apnoea

1 Feb 21
Reply by Kath Hope

Blocked nose

If you have a cold and blocked nose can you put a couple of drops of olbas oil in your humidifier water?

Started by Ruth Furniss in Sleep Apnoea

3 Feb 18
Reply by Sleep2snore

First week with CPAP and it's not going well

Hi all, First of all, I would like to say what a great forum! I feel I might just be using this more often. A little background if I may?…

Started by Terry James in Sleep Apnoea

4 Feb 18
Reply by Sleep2snore

Alternatives to cpap

hello, I have just joined and this is my first post on this site i was diagnosed with sleep apnoea seven months ago and have worn a cpap ma…

Started by May in Sleep Apnoea

1 Feb 6
Reply by Sleep2snore

Alternatives to cpap

hello, I have just joined and this is my first post on this site i was diagnosed with sleep apnoea seven months ago and have worn a cpap ma…

Started by May in Sleep Apnoea

1 Jan 24
Reply by Sleep2snore

NEEDED: CPAP nasal pillow style mask & headgear - FX, DREAMWEAR or any similar style

Does anyone have a nasal pillow style mask & headgear they don't like or don't use? Mine vanished somewhere between Vancouver & Gla…

Started by Rod J Brunton in Sleep Apnoea

0 Dec 12, 2018

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CPAP Machine - ResMed AirSense 10 Autoset. Like new.

CPAP Machine - ResMed AirSense 10 Autoset. I bought this while waiting for the NHS to issue me one, it's about a 6 month wait where I live. This is the same machine that the NHS use except it automatically sets the air pressure. Everything here to…See More
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Kath Hope replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"A belated welcome Andrew and you're definitely not alone.  It won't be long before some of your friends and family get diagnosed due to how common sleep apnoea is, and it's you who'll be helping them :)  As Jonathan has…"
Aug 13
Jonathan replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi Thankfully I do not suffer from claustrophobia, but I did start off (over 10 years ago) with a big bulky mask.  I soon purchased my own mask which was much more minimal.  Currently I am using a Dreamwear…"
Aug 10
mark peters replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi Andrew, I got my CPAP, Christmas Eve 2012 and the first time I wore my mask, my claustrophobia kicked in big time, so you have my sympathy. I ended up on sleeping tablets and I’m still on them now . It’s been the only way I’ve…"
Aug 10
Andrew Mitchell replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi All, Thanks for allowing me to join it is very much appreciated. I was diagnosed with sleep apnoea about 8 months ago and I received my ResMed machine about 6 weeks ago, so everything is still a bit new. I am also claustrophobic which has made…"
Aug 10
Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"After over 2 years of visiting the hospital and Resmed and with many posts on various forums I have found the answer. Use my inhaler 4 hours later Simple !!!"
Aug 10
Sleep2snore replied to Hazel Hall's discussion Mask
"I forgot to say that my last mask is showing signs of fatigue after a year and a half, so I got a replacement to use right away if it fails,.  I like to have a back-up."
Aug 10
Sleep2snore replied to Hazel Hall's discussion Mask
"Some manufacturers recommend replacing a mask every 6 months, but then they would wouldn't they? More money in it for them. I have had a mask for several years and as long as it is kept clean or does not go off colour it is fine. If you feel…"
Aug 10
Sleep2snore replied to Eric Swindon's discussion O.S.A. & B.H.P
"It may have affected him this way, but it may have no effect on others. Did he get medical advice before he posted this statement? If you are taking this drug and it is affecting you, go back to your doctor and get something else or get the doctors…"
Aug 10
Sleep2snore replied to Eric Swindon's discussion Repeated air blowing out of mouth
"Any improvement?"
Aug 10
Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"I would go for an S10 if you get offered it, it is a more compact machine."
Aug 10
Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"EDAM SAID:  "I have had problems with my Resmed S9 APAP staying at 20 cm for 2-3 hours at a time which wrecks me the next day." This is not the first time I have seen someone reporting a ResMed S9/S10 going to 20 and staying there! I…"
Aug 10
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Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"You are pretty close to say its a asthma attack"
Aug 8
Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"You are pretty close to say its a asthma attack"
Aug 8
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Eric Swindon replied to Eric Swindon's discussion Repeated air blowing out of mouth
"Thank you Kath, only just home and will do all the things you suggested well before bedtime. What you mentioned is so simple and easy, I have plenty of supplies so can replace if checks don't reveal anything and see if there is a difference.…"
Aug 4

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