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Hi

ok just joined this group like 5mins ago,so just wanna say Hi,to everyone ,iv had my mask 4wks now,and for the first wk it was worse and ma…

Started by paula jones in Sleep Apnoea

9 Jul 4, 2011
Reply by paula jones

Pulse Oximetry

More and more of us are buying pulse oximeters, despite the fact that the majority of the sleep clinics in the UK seem to want to keep thei…

Started by John Hedley in Sleep Apnoea

52 Jun 27, 2011
Reply by Kath Hope

Still feeling tired

Hi all, Just wondering if you might be able to give me some advice.   I have now been using my CPAP machine for nearly 5 month now, at the…

Started by Edward Trimingham in Sleep Apnoea

7 Jun 15, 2011
Reply by Edward Trimingham

Septoplasty Without Packings Or Splints

It will be interesting to hear if Ed Miliband has his septoplasty in July without the gross nasal packing which I had to have, and was the…

Started by Kath Hope in Sleep Apnoea

0 Jun 12, 2011

what do you think of this? (Inspire Sleep Apnoea Implant)

have a look at this:- http://www.sctimes.com/article/20110611/NEWS01/106110015/A-new-way-breathe-easy    Joe

Started by Joe barnes in Sleep Apnoea

3 Jun 12, 2011
Reply by Kath Hope

DID YOU BUY YOUR OWN CPAP OR IS IT FROM THE NHS?

Thought I'd start off a new topic about our CPAP Machines - as to how many of us have bought our own machines or how many were provided the…

Started by Kath Hope in Sleep Apnoea

13 Jun 12, 2011
Reply by Tigers Fan

BRITISH LUNG FOUNDATION + PHILIPS RESPIRONICS SLEEP APNOEA CAMPAIGN

'BLF Breathe Easy Week' 13th - 19th June is dedicated to raising awareness of Sleep Apnoea, and is supported by Philips Respironics.  An i…

Started by Kath Hope in Sleep Apnoea

0 Jun 10, 2011

SHOULD CPAP BE USED FOR DAYTIME NAPS?

This is a question I'm asked a lot, and I did lots of digging in the past and came to the conclusion that the answer is "Yes, Yes, Yes!!" …

Started by Kath Hope in Sleep Apnoea

25 Jun 3, 2011
Reply by Joe barnes

HI index

I unplugged emils machine this mornin as I was moving his cot around I never unplug it but when I plugged it back in it sed the HI index wa…

Started by Rachel Dickinson in Sleep Apnoea

15 Jun 2, 2011
Reply by RockRpsgt

hope this works

just want to add these vids of emil the first one is after two failed supraglottoplastys the second after a third attempt at supraglottopla…

Started by Rachel Dickinson in Sleep Apnoea

1 May 30, 2011
Reply by Kath Hope

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Latest Activity

Kath Hope replied to Andy Falconer's discussion First night with CPAP
"Hi Andy. That's a good first night and sounding positive already. You may find your AHI comes down over the next few nights. Ideally we're looking for it to be up to 5 which is classed as 'normal.'  Your other goods will be…"
37 minutes ago
Andy Falconer posted a discussion

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 took me a while to fall asleep and woke briefly a handful of times in the night but I would say it was very…See More
1 hour ago
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…"
Sunday
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…"
Saturday
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

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