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Go Bananas and Help Lower Your Apnoeas!!!!

Well, I've been carefully monitoring my AHI lately, and I've noticed a pattern when my AHI was lower.... when I have my treat of strawberr…

Started by Kath Hope in Sleep Apnoea

5 Apr 5, 2011
Reply by Caveman

pressure pain?

I am new to this site and not sure if I am using it correctly so please be patient with me.  I use a CPAP machine from the hospital but fin…

Started by Sally Gould in Sleep Apnoea

17 Mar 27, 2011
Reply by Kath Hope

Sleep Clinics Help Or Hinderance.

  There is one thing that I pick up on throughout the forums that I visit is the differences in the way that various Sleep Clinics deal wit…

Started by Andy Thomas in Sleep Apnoea

18 Mar 26, 2011
Reply by Kath Hope

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

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Latest Activity

Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"If the top limit is unrestricted then it will go up to 20 for up to 5 hours a night.  The hospital say that I need this pressure as my Apnea is getting worse but my AHI is nearly always under 1"
17 hours ago
Sleep2snore replied to Chris Vesey's discussion Cure for wind
"It is very common for people to get wind in there stomach using CPAP/APAP.  As Kath say, at the start it can be quite bad for some people, others are not bothered.  In fact the ResMed is less likely to give you this problem, but saying…"
yesterday
Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"Your machine should not go higher unless you need more pressure. The machine I have was set at 10 to 20 when I got it and it has never ventured above 12.9. I have a ResMed 10Auto which I found to be a little better than the Dreamstation.  I…"
yesterday
Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"I trialled the Sleepweaver before it came out, I believe I still have it somewhere, but I could not get on with it then. I used a liner on the Dreamwear last night but still was too painful to use and had to change masks during the early hours..…"
yesterday
Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
yesterday
Kath Hope replied to Chris Vesey's discussion Cure for wind
"This is a common problem Sally, and especially when new to CPAP, irrespective of whatever machines people use.  It's definitely not just an Airsense 10 problem. If you've not clicked on the link I posted above in my reply to Chris…"
Monday
Sally Gray replied to Chris Vesey's discussion Cure for wind
"Hi, it’s interesting to read Chris’s comment that the AirSense 10 has given him flatulence whereas his previous CPAP wasn’t a problem.  I’m new to using a CPAP and have been provided with an AirSense 10 which I’m…"
Monday
Kath Hope replied to Bob Blair's discussion So Clean sanitiser
"I'm not aware of finance, and we at the Hope2Sleep Charity certainly couldn't offer this unfortunately.  However, if you have a Paypal account then you can apply for Paypal Credit which is offered for products over £150 I…"
Sunday
Kyla Davies replied to Bob Blair's discussion So Clean sanitiser
"Hi Kath In relation to the Soclean do you know if any finance is available to purchase one of these machines? I do not mind spending that amount on one but would be very helpful especially this time of year to purchase one on a finance…"
Sunday
Kath Hope replied to Bob Blair's discussion So Clean sanitiser
"Great to hear this Andy Just as importantly they will help prevent gum disease from dry mouth (plus less dental bills)."
Sep 14
Andy Dykes replied to Bob Blair's discussion So Clean sanitiser
"Tried one Xylimelts last night. Best sleep in ages. No waking up with a terrible dry mouth. Very pleased thank you"
Sep 14
Kath Hope replied to Bob Blair's discussion So Clean sanitiser
"Thanks for supporting our charity with your order Andy, and they'll be sent out tomorrow.  I love the Beaumont Citrus Wipes and have tried all the others, and these are definitely the best.  I use them everyday. Hope you find the…"
Sep 11
Andy Dykes replied to Bob Blair's discussion So Clean sanitiser
"Have just placed an order for some mask wipes and the mouth discs. Thanks for the recommendation of the discs, fingers crossed."
Sep 11
Kath Hope replied to Bob Blair's discussion So Clean sanitiser
"The SoClean will never be supplied by the NHS as they can't afford to give out products like this.  We have the SoClean at the charity at the price we've been told it has to be sold for…"
Sep 11
Andy Dykes replied to Bob Blair's discussion So Clean sanitiser
"Thank you for quick reply. The advert was on TV again this afternoon with a web address that links to an Amazon site. After a bit of research I have found a UK seller for £245 with 30 day return. Still not convinced so called my Respiratory…"
Sep 11
Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"I am sure they are not, but a lt of people tend to tighten their masks up to tightly. A lot more than they need to to stop leaks, I was no exception at the start, if it leaked, tighten it more, but this was not the answer.  New mask the correct…"
Sep 11
Kath Hope replied to Bob Blair's discussion So Clean sanitiser
"I still haven't seen the advert Andy, but lots of people are contacting us about purchasing.  First and foremost, whether with the SoClean or not, it is important to keep our equipment cleaned.  You're doing the right thing…"
Sep 10
Andy Dykes updated their profile
Sep 10
Andy Dykes replied to Bob Blair's discussion So Clean sanitiser
"Oh dear. Looks like I'm in trouble! I have used a CPAP machine for more than 10 years (not the same one) and currently have a Remstar System One SE. Have just seen an advert on TV for the SoClean which got me wondering how often are you…"
Sep 10
Andy Dykes is now a member of Hope2SleepGuide
Sep 10

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