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What's your pressure?

  Something I've noticed as a newcomer to this forum is the lack of cpap pressure settings being given. I'd like to suggest that since this…

Started by Caveman in Sleep Apnoea

48 Apr 18, 2011
Reply by Julie

"Rainout" What is it and how can we prevent it ?

  "Rainout" is a term that some of you might know and some might not but it is something that we may all come up against if we are using a…

Started by Andy Thomas in Sleep Apnoea

13 Apr 9, 2011
Reply by Tigers Fan

Five months on

5 mth updateWell - 5 months now on CPAP after 38 years of snoring and choking.Life is better than ever! I can work 10-14 hrs a day, go with…

Started by symmit in Sleep Apnoea

0 Apr 9, 2011

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

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Sleep2snore replied to Ruth Furniss's discussion Blocked nose
"I use that stuff you get for kids in a capsule that you sprinkle onto their pillows. Put on a tissue close to the air filter it works wonders. I forget the name of it as I have run out.  I can't look for the carton as it was recycled! The…"
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Sleep2snore replied to SleepyHead's discussion NHS or Private to get diagnosis to determine treatment
"Contact the hospital and ask how long they take to diagnose and treat a patient, some are very slow and others can be surprisingly quick, though I have a feeling you are in the slow zone.  However, it costs nothing to ask the question, maybe…"
Monday
Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion APAP or BIPAP
"You can always ask to be transferred to another hospital if there is one near you. Or you can buy one of you can afford one and ask if they will service it and repair it if you buy one, some hospitals will and others will not.  But in any case,…"
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Sleep2snore replied to Terry James's discussion First week with CPAP and it's not going well
"You can also try turning up the humidifier a bit, but be careful not to turn it to far as you can get condensation in the hose and mask.  This is referred to as Rain-out.  You can get covers for the hose, but if you are still bother it…"
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Terry James replied to Terry James's discussion First week with CPAP and it's not going well
"Thanks all for your responses! I am pleased to tell you that a lot of the symptoms are diminishing slowly - I am getting more sleep and the aerophagia has eased off quite a bit too. I am getting about 6-7 hours now with the ResMeD. Dry mouth is…"
Monday
Grumpy replied to Terry James's discussion First week with CPAP and it's not going well
"Xylimelts help a great deal with dry mouth, available from hope2sleep far cheaper than anywhere else. Buy in bulk if you can afford it to save on p&p."
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John Wilkinson replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi Frankie, I have been a hosehead now for about 14 months and I too had severe sleep apnea. I too struggled with my mask and head sores but my persistence has paid off. My apneas are now down to 9 from 44. My mind and memory is much sharper and I…"
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Feb 13
Frances Coiwn replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Thanks for the warm welcome. Started CPAP therapy early December having been diagnosed with severe Sleep Apnea. Over the past 10 weeks or so I have slowly adapted to using CPAP, really struggleing at times with mask fit, the having the flu which…"
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Feb 12
Edam replied to Edam's discussion APAP or BIPAP
"I checked with my hospital but they dont supply Bipap,s to outpatients so looks like Im stuck with the S9"
Feb 9
SleepyHead posted a discussion

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 agree to refer me to a sleep specialist (I have been trying for 6 months).  I have some concerns over how long…See More
Feb 9
SleepyHead replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"I've learnt a lot in a short space of time through Hope2Sleep. Look forward to joining discussions on the forum."
Feb 9
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Bill Thomson replied to Bill Thomson's discussion ResMed DC-DC converter for S9 in the group Buy-Sell-Swap
"Item now sold"
Feb 7
Glen Vaal replied to Bill Thomson's discussion ResMed DC-DC converter for S9 in the group Buy-Sell-Swap
"I look forward to your text with payment account details. Either is Ok. I will reply with my address. Regards, Glen"
Feb 7
Bill Thomson replied to Bill Thomson's discussion ResMed DC-DC converter for S9 in the group Buy-Sell-Swap
"Glen - apologies for not replying sooner, but my phone died. I now have a temporary fix (the replacement should arrive today anyway) so I will text you. I have also sent a message via the forum, but they are limited to 200 characters."
Feb 7

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