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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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Kath Hope replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Stuart, I would also recommend you removing your comments  of your account on our charity's website as I've just looked at the 'login' link you've copied and if people click on that then they will have your email…"
Tuesday
Kath Hope replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Stuart, you haven't been a member of this forum before until you joined yesterday and there are no previous posts from you on here due to you not existing on the forum so there was nothing available that could have been deleted.  The text…"
Tuesday
Stuart Adrian Gillespie replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi All This is the second time Ive joined.... See below Apr 13, 2017, 7:08 PM   I had to join again because my posts were Deleted. I hope they will all be put back now? I posted an item that I thought was relevant to all. Please look and…"
Tuesday
Maureen C replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"  Morning everyone, just a bit about my condition, my Daughter recognised that I stopped breathing when asleep over a year ago and I reported it to the Dr and after having what seems like every test a body can have, I finally got a machine over…"
Apr 5
Maureen C replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
Apr 5
Jonathan replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi I live in London, so we have lots of limescale in the tap water.  Originally I used Purified Water BP from the pharmacy.  Then I switched to using supermarket bottled water - it's food-grade after all.  I got a bit of scale in…"
Mar 30
Jml replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi there - just saying hello - I’ve been using a cpap machine for about 4 years now after so many years of trying to convince an old GP something was wrong. Moved and new GP said - let’s test you for sleep apnoea! Have moved again so…"
Mar 30
Lynn Mattimoe replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi Sophie I'm new to OSA and haven't been supplied with a machine or mask yet but due to the virus my local hospital are canceling all appointments. I hope to experience the machine and mask and I've asked for a copy of my sleep…"
Mar 22
Jonathan replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi Lynn I bought my machine many (many!) years ago.  It's a DeVilbiss Intellipap (also sold as a SleepCube) APAP machine and I am very happy with it although no doubt the technology has moved on.  I am replying to mention that I…"
Mar 22
Lynn Mattimoe replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hello everyone,I've recently  been diagnosed with OSA but not yet prided with the mask or machine. I have found several out patient appnts have been cancelled and hope that mine on the 5th May isn't but won't be surprised if it…"
Mar 22
Kath Hope replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Sorry for the delayed welcome Sophie.  Great to hear things are going well with CPAP and some people do feel a little down at first.  If you use Facebook I'd highly recommend joining our Private Support Group which is far more active…"
Mar 14
Sophie replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi everyone,  I thought I'd introduce myself. I am Sophie and I was diagnosed with OSA a year ago. I am managing okay with the mask and think it is helping my health overall. I am, however, struggling more with feeling down in the past few…"
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Feb 18
Kath Hope replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi Bob I just replied to your other post and have the answer here (that it's APAP you're on).  Nobody will have a go at you on here, about driving, as you've clearly said that you don't drive when tired which is…"
Feb 17
Royston Tucker replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi Kath, Thank you for your message, I attend the GP surgery and provided my evidence and completed the simple online test which all concluded I needed a referral which is great but I was told there is a long waiting list so I am not sure where…"
Feb 9
Kath Hope replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"How did you get on at the GP Royston?  Hopefully, you got a sleep clinic referral as you do need a diagnosis for a CPAP machine which is a prescription item."
Feb 9

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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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"Stuart, I would also recommend you removing your comments  of your account on our charity's website as I've just looked at the 'login' link you've copied and if people click on that then they will have your email…"
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Kath Hope replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Stuart, you haven't been a member of this forum before until you joined yesterday and there are no previous posts from you on here due to you not existing on the forum so there was nothing available that could have been deleted.  The text…"
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Stuart Adrian Gillespie replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi All This is the second time Ive joined.... See below Apr 13, 2017, 7:08 PM   I had to join again because my posts were Deleted. I hope they will all be put back now? I posted an item that I thought was relevant to all. Please look and…"
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Maureen C replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"  Morning everyone, just a bit about my condition, my Daughter recognised that I stopped breathing when asleep over a year ago and I reported it to the Dr and after having what seems like every test a body can have, I finally got a machine over…"
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Jonathan replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi I live in London, so we have lots of limescale in the tap water.  Originally I used Purified Water BP from the pharmacy.  Then I switched to using supermarket bottled water - it's food-grade after all.  I got a bit of scale in…"
Mar 30
Jml replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi there - just saying hello - I’ve been using a cpap machine for about 4 years now after so many years of trying to convince an old GP something was wrong. Moved and new GP said - let’s test you for sleep apnoea! Have moved again so…"
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Cancelled out patient appointment.

HiI had an appnt due 5th May for results of NHS sleep study and to get the machine and mask. Since most appointments are being cancelled I've paid for a private sleep study despite having an NHS one several weeks ago.I'll get the results within 7 to…See More
Mar 24
Haneen Ghabra replied to Haneen Ghabra's discussion helpUARS
"Hi Kath Thanks so much for your reply - I attached some screen shots... Thanks so much !  wow I wonder how the laser surgery could have made things worse! "
Mar 22
Lynn Mattimoe replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi Sophie I'm new to OSA and haven't been supplied with a machine or mask yet but due to the virus my local hospital are canceling all appointments. I hope to experience the machine and mask and I've asked for a copy of my sleep…"
Mar 22
Jonathan replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi Lynn I bought my machine many (many!) years ago.  It's a DeVilbiss Intellipap (also sold as a SleepCube) APAP machine and I am very happy with it although no doubt the technology has moved on.  I am replying to mention that I…"
Mar 22
Lynn Mattimoe replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hello everyone,I've recently  been diagnosed with OSA but not yet prided with the mask or machine. I have found several out patient appnts have been cancelled and hope that mine on the 5th May isn't but won't be surprised if it…"
Mar 22

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