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How do things work in the UK?

In the U.S. The majority of people have a diagnostic(Dx) evaluation followed by a titration study. Afterwhich that person should have a doc…

Started by RockRpsgt in Sleep Apnoea

5 Mar 26, 2011
Reply by Caveman

British Snoring Questionnaire

If you can help out British Snoring by fillling in their on-line questionnaire about sleeping in separate bedrooms to your partner, they wi…

Started by Kath Hope in Sleep Apnoea

0 Mar 25, 2011

Modifying your equipment

    Risky one this is - I must declare straight away that I am not a medical professional and offer this information purely to pass on thin…

Started by Caveman in Sleep Apnoea

7 Mar 24, 2011
Reply by Kath Hope

Philips Announces New Partnership

March 18, 2011   Philips and World Association of Sleep Medicine join efforts to expand people’s awareness of the impact of sleep on health…

Started by The SleepGuide Crew in Sleep Apnoea

0 Mar 19, 2011

World Sleep Day - 20% Philips Respironics

From today until Sunday 20th March, Philips Respironics are offering a whopping 20% off all CPAP Masks and replacement Tubing from their UK…

Started by Kath Hope in Sleep Apnoea

1 Mar 17, 2011
Reply by Andy Thomas

Welcome to SleepGuide!

I just wanted to introduce myself to everyone. My name is Rock Hinkle Rpsgt. I am a sleep tech living in Denver Colorado, USA. I love to ta…

Started by RockRpsgt in Sleep Apnoea

7 Mar 15, 2011
Reply by RockRpsgt

Sleep Apnoea And The Dvla

  I have been asked to add this discussion as it is a bit of a grey area and most sleep clinics are very lax in the information that they h…

Started by Andy Thomas in Sleep Apnoea

6 Mar 13, 2011
Reply by Jackie

Children with Sleep Apnoea

Look out for Sleep Apnoea in Children, as it causes learning, behavioural + development problems, personality changes and even heart proble…

Started by Kath Hope in Sleep Apnoea

4 Mar 13, 2011
Reply by RockRpsgt

Photo upload

Hello, I went to try send a picture to the email address it gives you when you try uploading via mobile and the email has been returned. Ho…

Started by Niel Fordon in Sleep Apnoea

3 Mar 12, 2011
Reply by Mike

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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…"
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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
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Mags replied to Mags's discussion What is a good oxygen Oximeter
"Thanks Kath Will have a look in the morning and let you know"
Jun 4
Kath Hope replied to Mags's discussion What is a good oxygen Oximeter
"The Airsense Autoset does show the data in you look in the 'Sleep Report' section on your screen you can then scroll down to AHI and should also be able to see leakage.  If you can't see the AHI then it means the hospital have…"
Jun 4
Mags replied to Mags's discussion What is a good oxygen Oximeter
"The Machine is Res Med AirSense 10 AutoSet"
Jun 3

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