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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 and well-being Special sleep module launched as part of the…Continue

Started Mar 19, 2011

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Welcome to the Hope2SleepGuide Forum, which is a service run by the Hope2Sleep Charity founded by Kath Hope…Continue

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Kath Hope replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi Julia.  I struggle with neck pain too and I use the alternative softcap headgear.Due to the fact the straps stick anywhere on the cap it means I can angle the lower straps upwards instead of across the back of my neck, as I have to have my…"
Sep 3
Iain Noble replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"This seems to be a common problem. http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic/t92805/search.php?keywords=no+neck+strap FWIW I wear a Quattro FX full face mask and have not problems with the straps. http://tinyurl.com/y7n8fny2 Regards, Iain Noble"
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julia nash replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi Everyone  Just looking for advice please, I have arthritis in my neck with bony spurs, I have been getting terrible headaches and awful neck pain which lasts nearly all day I have a responics machine with full face mask, i think the lower…"
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SnoringEverywhere replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Thank you for the add :)"
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"Peter, how did you get on at the sleep clinic?"
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Peter Turpin replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hiya Kath, I've put the filter back on and am contacting the Sleep Clinic today, the filter fits in were the tube goes into the Cpap and then the tube fits onto it, it has a green filter inside the housing, you are right about me waking up I…"
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Kath Hope replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"That's great to hear you're finding such a difference Peter, as agree you should find the length of your sleep longer in time.  Perhaps the occasional mask leaks are causing you to wake early, so if you can sort those then that could…"
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Peter Turpin replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"I have now been using my Cpap since 18th May 2017, I had to have a change of mask as I was having problems trying to get the original one to seal, so was given another that's seems a lot better, but I still now and again have sealing problems.…"
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Kath Hope replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi Pete.  Welcome to our world and what you're going through at the beginning of your therapy is absolutely normal.  I remember throwing masks across the bedroom in temper when first on CPAP   Take a look at the help sheet on the…"
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A to Zzz's of Sleep Definitions and Abbreviations

A to Zzz of SLEEP DEFINITIONS AND ABBREVIATIONS



APNOEA:  Without Breath (also spelt Apnea in some countries).  Therefore, Sleep Apnoea means pauses in breathing whilst sleeping.



APNOEA/HYPOPNOEA INDEX (AHI):  The number of apnoea/hypopnoea incidents per hour.



APNOEA INDEX (AI):  The number of apnoea events per hour.



AROUSAL:  Going from sleep to wakefulness, or…

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Posted on April 7, 2011 at 14:46

Sleep Apnoea Myths Exposed !!!

SLEEP APNOEA MYTHS EXPOSED!!



I WAS TOLD I WON’T BE ABLE TO DRIVE IF I HAVE SLEEP APNOEA

Not True!  Once your treatment is proving to be successful your sleep clinician can fill in a form to be sent to the DVLA, who should give you permission to drive.

 

SLEEP APNOEA ONLY AFFECTS OBESE PEOPLE

Not True!  Yes, of course obese people are affected, just like obesity can cause other…

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Posted on March 7, 2011 at 18:10 — 9 Comments

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David Waterton posted a discussion

Long term sleep deprivation

I am into my 5th year of sleep problems. Have been attending drmackays clinic for four years. Have tried everything, different types of cpap. Although the more advanced one, For complex sleep issues reduced the breath holding sygnificantl. It did…See More
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Zackary Allnutt replied to A Perry's discussion CPAP MACHINE FOR SALE
"Hi Perry, thanks for your quick reply but I think I am suited now. All the best, Zack"
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A Perry replied to A Perry's discussion CPAP MACHINE FOR SALE
"Hi, I was looking for around £350.00, would you be interested?"
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Lindsey Brooks replied to Lindsey Brooks's discussion SELLING New AirSense 10 APAP in the group Buy-Sell-Swap
"Hi Zachary, it is still available if you are interested. :) My email is heidibrooks2003@gmail.com if you would like to discuss it there and I could give you my number. Thanks!!"
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Zackary Allnutt replied to A Perry's discussion CPAP MACHINE FOR SALE
"Hi, is this still available, how much are you looking for?"
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Zackary Allnutt replied to David henderson's discussion I have a used RESMED Escape11 S8 that I would like to sell in the group Buy-Sell-Swap
"Hi David, is this sold?"
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Zackary Allnutt replied to Lindsey Brooks's discussion SELLING New AirSense 10 APAP in the group Buy-Sell-Swap
"Hi, realise this was over a month ago, but just in case, is it still available? Thanks."
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Kevin Pigott posted a discussion

Portable Machines

Does anyone have experience of using a portable machine? I have been invited to join a walking holiday in the far east and at some overnight stops there may be no 220V supply for a mains operated machine.  Kevin.See More
Sep 13
Mauro Cipriani replied to Mauro Cipriani's discussion Side Effects of CPAP / Corneal Ulcer
"Hi Kath, thanks for your reply. Just had an eye Clinic appointment and consultant fairly certain that this is attributable to mask leakage. I suffer with dry eyes and have prescribed gels and drops anyway, need to put more gel in. I will try some…"
Sep 11
Kath Hope replied to Susan Mooney's discussion Jury Service
"Sorry to hear that Susan.  If he's still so tired it would be worth asking for help with the clinic in case his pressures need adjusting (assuming he uses his CPAP for all sleeps of course, as that would cause tiredness).  If his…"
Sep 8
Susan Mooney replied to Susan Mooney's discussion Jury Service
"Thanks Kath, he has been on cpap for a few years now and has regular check ups but is still extremely tired when he relaxes, he is also self employed which is another stumbling point. They are a pain these jury service, will need to look into it.…"
Sep 7
Kath Hope replied to Susan Mooney's discussion Jury Service
"Hi Susan and welcome :) Regarding your question about jury service, I don't know much about the exemptions as I've never been called up and hope I aren't! However, if your husband is on good CPAP therapy and approved by the DVLA to…"
Sep 7
Kath Hope replied to Mauro Cipriani's discussion Side Effects of CPAP / Corneal Ulcer
"Sorry you've had no response to this post Mauro as I was hoping someone may have an answer, as corneal ulcer's isn't something I've heard of caused by CPAP.  However, we do often warn of why it's important to ensure the…"
Sep 7
Susan Mooney posted a discussion

Jury Service

Hello,Thanks for adding me...my husband has chronic sleep apnea and has just received papers for jury service. Does anyone know if he can be exempt from this?SueSee More
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