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Epworth Sleepiness Test

If you suspect you may have Sleep Apnoea, you can fill in the online Pictorial Epworth Sleepiness Scale directly on the British Lung Foundation's website and an immediate calculation will be made with results shown, suggesting if you need to take further action.  The Epworth Test is usually one of the first steps your GP or other medic will ask you to complete before being referred for a full Sleep Study.
 
 
You can also take a simple overnight Home Screening Sleep Test to check if you do have Sleep Apnoea.  These are particularly helpful for persuading your GP to send you to for a full sleep study at your nearest sleep clinic, or perhaps for convincing yourself that you need to take action!

IF YOUR EPWORTH SCORE SHOWS THAT YOU COULD POSSIBLY BE AN UNDIAGNOSED SUFFERER OF SLEEP APNOEA, PLEASE, FOR YOUR SAKE AND YOUR FAMILY'S, DO NOT IGNORE YOUR SYMPTOMS, AND SEEK MEDICAL HELP NOW!!

The Sleep Disorders Centre at Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, as part of King`s Health Partners in collaboration with the British Lung Foundation (BLF), have been working on an important project to screen for excessive daytime sleepiness online, a symptom that is frequently associated with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea.  Since 2011 more than 28,000 subjects have been screened using an online version of the  Epworth Sleepiness Scale - a questionnaire validated for Sleep Apnoea.
The collaboration is designed to reach out nationwide to raise awareness of Sleep Apnoea and is constructed along the awareness campaign of the BLF for Sleep Apnoea. Since the beginning of 2012 age and gender information is collected to map out the symptom and understand the problems it causes on a public health scale.
First results of this project are accepted for presentation at the Winter Conference of the British Thoracic Society in early December in London.

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Lee replied to Lee's discussion Philips Dreamstation autoset
"Also I have moved my Resmed so hopefully it will be quiet now  "
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Lee replied to Lee's discussion Philips Dreamstation autoset
"Hi thanks for your help, just my luck that I’d get the basic machine lol. I’ll phone them and ask. many thanks  "
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Backpacking With a CPAP Machine

I thought I would write this blog post to hopefully inspire others.  Using a CPAP isn't the end of the world if you are an outdoors person.  If you like a bit of car camping there are many options, cheap lead acid/sealed batteries are available and…See More
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Kath Hope replied to Lee's discussion Philips Dreamstation autoset
"The DreamStation should definitely not be noisy and they've particularly done some tests on this aspect and state it's quieter than Resmed.  You can see how your doing, re AHI, leaks etc on the CPAP Pro and Auto versions, but not on…"
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Lee replied to Lee's discussion Philips Dreamstation autoset
"Hi no it’s not the mask leaking, the very nice lady said she would order me a Dreamstation if I wanted but said about it also being noisy so I thought I’d ask people that have this machine also is the Dreamstation a better machine ?, can…"
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Kath Hope replied to Lee's discussion Philips Dreamstation autoset
"Well I sleep next to my husband who uses the DreamStation and there's no noise at all unless he gets a mask leak.  We also don't hear of people complaining about the Resmed S9, although people who have been moved to the Airsense 10 do…"
Nov 29
Lee replied to Lee's discussion Philips Dreamstation autoset
"Hi Kath yes that’s it, my Resmed S9+humidifier machine is very noisy in I can hear my breathing in/out at the machine very noisy. Had my annual check at Papworth and she said the Dreamstation is noisy to, she has had lots of phone calls from…"
Nov 29
Kath Hope replied to Lee's discussion Philips Dreamstation autoset
"Hi Lee I'm just trying to understand.....do you mean you're using the Resmed S9 machine now and asking whether the Philips DreamStation is less noisy?  Neither of the machines should be noisy though."
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Lee replied to Suren Jinasena's discussion ResMed Gecko Nasal Pad (Small Size) Suitable for Nasal and Full Face Masks
"Hi have you still got this please "
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Lee posted a discussion

Philips Dreamstation autoset

hi can anyone using this machine tell how noisy it ie please ie breathing in/out at the machine end. My machine an S9+humidifier I can hear my breathing in/out at the machine end and it’s really noisy many thanks See More
Nov 29
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Stella Havard left a comment for ashley yeats
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ashley yeats replied to ashley yeats's discussion Various CPAP Masks for Sale new and Sealed resmed, simplus, phillips in the group Buy-Sell-Swap
"Yes it's still availble and comes with harness/headgear"
Oct 8
Stella Havard replied to ashley yeats's discussion Various CPAP Masks for Sale new and Sealed resmed, simplus, phillips in the group Buy-Sell-Swap
"Hi,    Do you still have the medium F&P simplus and does the cost include the headgear? "
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JOSEH KINCH added a discussion to the group Buy-Sell-Swap
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£450 Selling an (almost) brand new - Philips dreamstation - Auto Cpap with Bluetooth

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