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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

Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
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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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Jonathan replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hello, I was diagnosed about the same time as you, and also found CPAP therapy live-changing.  My original machine was an NHS issue Respironics, with no reporting or logging of data.  After a throat infection which wouldn't go away, I…"
Feb 5
Ejog1 replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi,  thanks for approving my application to the forum. I was first diagnosed in 2007 although for many years I had been suffering from extreme tiredness, and my snoring and stunted breathing at night was often joked about amongst friends and…"
Feb 5
Jonathan replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi I was falling asleep in the barber's chair, and even the dentist's chair.  That's not "a bit tired".  But the good news is that CPAP has totally fixed my sleep apnoea. It'd be nice to speak to people who…"
Jan 28
Kath Hope replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"We hear you Dave and empathise, as it's not 'normal' tiredness that comes with untreated sleep apnoea. Once you're on good CPAP treatment every night and for 7-9 hours of continuous sleep you'll start to feel better though.…"
Jan 8
Dave Austin replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hello all,I was diagnosed with mild/moderate apnoea (15 per hour) back in the summer of '23, and have been using a full face mask CPAP machine for a few months now.Not getting on at all well with it, but will post another thread on this; for…"
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This is a Private Buy/Sell/Swap Group which can only be viewed when signed in as a member of this group. It is not for commercial sellers and only for genuine patients helping each other.Members can list their privately bought products for sale or swaps. NHS accessories can be swapped as many masks are given out with spare cushions etc which are of no use, so it makes sense to swap with each other.Hope2Sleep Charity do not interact on behalf of sellers, but we do accept donations of barely used…See More
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Buy-Sell-Swap

This is a Private Buy/Sell/Swap Group which can only be viewed when signed in as a member of this group. It is not for commercial sellers and only for genuine patients helping each other.Members can list their privately bought products for sale or swaps. NHS accessories can be swapped as many masks are given out with spare cushions etc which are of no use, so it makes sense to swap with each other.Hope2Sleep Charity do not interact on behalf of sellers, but we do accept donations of barely used…See More
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This is a Private Buy/Sell/Swap Group which can only be viewed when signed in as a member of this group. It is not for commercial sellers and only for genuine patients helping each other.Members can list their privately bought products for sale or swaps. NHS accessories can be swapped as many masks are given out with spare cushions etc which are of no use, so it makes sense to swap with each other.Hope2Sleep Charity do not interact on behalf of sellers, but we do accept donations of barely used…See More
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May 31, 2022
Jonathan replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Welcome.  I was diagnosed in 2009 at 80+ events per hour, but was discharged by the sleep clinic many years ago, on the basis that I was "self managing".  I bought an APAP machine, which allows me to see how well I am doing, and…"
Mar 22, 2022

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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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Profile Icontim richards, mark & les, Lesley Parks and 1 more joined Hope2SleepGuide
Feb 13
Jenny Wren replied to Jenny Wren's discussion Feeling Abandoned by the Sleep Clinic
"I've got lucky! I can collect a new machine next week. It's been really helpful to 'speak' to people here and to Kath. It alerted me to the fact that I'd slipped through the net. The clinic were very apologetic and now all…"
Feb 8
Ejog1 replied to Jenny Wren's discussion Feeling Abandoned by the Sleep Clinic
"Thanks. Good news for me today, my clinic did finally reply to me and they’re giving me a new machine. The person I spoke to was super helpful. The NHS clinics are great when you’re able to speak to them, but they seem to be…"
Feb 7
Jenny Wren replied to Jenny Wren's discussion Feeling Abandoned by the Sleep Clinic
"Yes, my machine is affected. Seems I slipped through the net. I'm now on the sleep clinic's radar again and am hopeful that this will be sorted soon. Thanks for your reply and stay well."
Feb 7
Jenny Wren replied to Jenny Wren's discussion Feeling Abandoned by the Sleep Clinic
"I'm sorry to hear that. I emailed Kath about this and she was very helpful. She advised me to get in touch with my sleep clinic and I have had a reply from them. I so hope that you get a response soon."
Feb 7
Jonathan replied to Jenny Wren's discussion Feeling Abandoned by the Sleep Clinic
"Hello It seems you can check with Philips Respironics whether your machine is affected by the recall https://www.philipssrcupdate.expertinquiry.com/?ulang=en Hopefully it's not one of the problem machines, and at least you will know that your…"
Feb 5
Jonathan replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hello, I was diagnosed about the same time as you, and also found CPAP therapy live-changing.  My original machine was an NHS issue Respironics, with no reporting or logging of data.  After a throat infection which wouldn't go away, I…"
Feb 5
Ejog1 replied to Jenny Wren's discussion Feeling Abandoned by the Sleep Clinic
"I can’t offer any advice but I sympathise with the feeling of being abandoned. I got given my current Resmed machine about 8 or 9 years ago by my clinic, and I think it’s overdue replacement, but I can’t get a reply from my clinic,…"
Feb 5
Ejog1 replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi,  thanks for approving my application to the forum. I was first diagnosed in 2007 although for many years I had been suffering from extreme tiredness, and my snoring and stunted breathing at night was often joked about amongst friends and…"
Feb 5
Ejog1 is now a member of Hope2SleepGuide
Feb 5
Jenny Wren posted a discussion

Feeling Abandoned by the Sleep Clinic

I was diagnosed with OSA back in 2017 following having used the Hope 2 Sleep diagnostic home thing. (Thank you!). Since being diagnosed with OSA I've also been diagnosed with hypertension and am being treated for this with medication.I was given a…See More
Feb 3
John replied to John's discussion How often do medics tell you the cause of apnea, rather than just prescribe CPAP and forget
"So the medical world is getting into ultrasound diagnosis, looks like early stages"
Feb 2
John replied to John's discussion How often do medics tell you the cause of apnea, rather than just prescribe CPAP and forget
Feb 2
Jonathan Oakden is now a member of Hope2SleepGuide
Feb 2
John posted discussions
Feb 2
John replied to John's discussion Are resmed airsense reports really accurate?
"Hi Kath, thanks for your great answer. I think even if the CPAP was perfect it's the other rigmarole interferes with sleep, for me anyway - oh the pipe's gurgling, oh didn't shave and have to tighten everything, oh the temperature…"
Feb 2
Kath Hope replied to John's discussion Are resmed airsense reports really accurate?
"The o2 ring is good if you can retrieve it 😂 Yes I've seen Nick's videos and he has a lot of great content, but it doesn't mean everything is 100% correct (same for us all as we just try our best with the knowledge we have).…"
Feb 1
John replied to John's discussion Are resmed airsense reports really accurate?
"Hi Kath, I did get myself an O2 Ring, but it hid behind some furniture somewhere and won't come out. When I find it I can check what's going on. I read that, like you say, smart watches aren't that good so I went for dedicated kit…"
Feb 1
Kath Hope replied to John's discussion Are resmed airsense reports really accurate?
"The hospitals see far more than we see on the app in their clinical software, and do bear in mind that it's the opinion of a Youtuber you must have seen, as sleep professionals worldwide have used their software for many years, and…"
Feb 1
John replied to Dave Austin's discussion My Apnoea / CPAP journey
"A bit of medical micropore tape over the lips can work pretty well. You just need an inch and a half like a Hitler moustache, no need to tape along the entire lips. Can get tape from Home Bargains or Poundstretcher type shops for about a quid."
Feb 1

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