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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

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kath Hope Sep 21.

 

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Kath Hope replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi Karen Sorry but pleased as well to hear you've just been diagnosed, because once you're on CPAP you should start to feel so much better and should be protected from the many other conditions untreated sleep apnoea causes or exacerbates…"
Sep 21
Kath Hope replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"You're welcome Mark. I think we currently have about a 10 day waiting list, and as soon as you're at the top you'll be sent a link to complete the required COVID and health questions, and look forward to helping you again soon."
Sep 21
Mark replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi Kath, Thanks for the swift response and information, I have purchased the 2 night sleep study. Many Thanks, Mark"
Sep 21
Karen Harris replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hello, I was diagnosed with moderate to severe sleep apnea yesterday. I am awaiting a CPAP machine as there is currently a shortage. I'm 61 years old and have probably been undiagnosed for years. Any information etc., would be greatly…"
Sep 21
Kath Hope replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi Mark I've had a look at your previous pre-diagnostic from 4 years ago and due to the fact your ODI (oxygen desaturation index) wasn't particularly high (often people work very hard to maintain their oxygen levels during sleep) then the…"
Sep 21
Mark replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi all my name is Mark and I'm after some advice please. I had a 2 night sleep study done with hope2sleep going back four years ago where my AHI's came back at 18.3 and 18.6. I then spoke to my doctor as recommended and asked for a sleep…"
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Linda Lyon replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"It's certainly a journey of ups and downs. Early days for me...when I try to talk I sound unearthly!"
Aug 25
Bill Thomson replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"I can’t, even after more than 24 years of the therapy "
Aug 24
Jonathan replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"After many (many!) years on CPAP, I can now open my mouth and even talk, whilst the CPAP is blowing air up my nose.  I guess it's trained my airways."
Aug 24
Kevin Morgan replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"The Tornado is a permanent presence,  all the air pumped out from the machine has to go somewhere,  I imagine there are peaks and toughs as we breathe, but it must be negligible as I can't feel the change on my hand.   The…"
Aug 24
Linda Lyon replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Thanks folks :o) Useful tips there. Have to say my sleep apnoea dept in hospital have sent me 4 masks to try (and a chin strap ....more mirth lol) Has anyone suffered with a sore tongue? GP gave me moisture gel. I only get the ptoblem with nasal…"
Aug 24

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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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Do tongue exercises work ?

Hi,I saw a study on the internet in which OSA was alleviated with tongue exercises, and some UK medics recommend exercises - thinking of Mike Dilkes, but I spoke to a local consultant and he said there was no evidence that exercises work. Is there…See More
Oct 6
John replied to John's discussion Getting a precise diagnosis - scans ?
"Thank you for your thoughtful reply Kath. I still think the incisor filing sounds credible because moving my jaw forward a little, makes everything feel better in my throat and face, so it would be interesting to read about some cases. But as you…"
Oct 5
Kath Hope replied to John's discussion Getting a precise diagnosis - scans ?
"Ha, that's typical John, as your GP would have been able to give you a good examination. Regarding the conflicting advice you've been given regarding jaw surgery, that's very difficult. We've come across several people who have…"
Oct 1
Kath Hope replied to Sally Gray's discussion Cleaning products advice please!
"Hi Sally You're right that we do have to keep a good cleaning regime with our CPAP and daily mask cleaning will help prevent leakage, as a lot of this is caused due to facial oils left behind on the mask cushion. Resmed have recently published…"
Oct 1
Sally Gray posted a discussion

Cleaning products advice please!

I’m looking for some cleaning advice but the existing threads here are quite old so I am starting a new one. I realise that I have been appallingly lax with cleaning my ResMed AirSense CPAP which I’ve had for over 3 years. I’ve only been doing it…See More
Oct 1
John replied to John's discussion Getting a precise diagnosis - scans ?
"Thank you for your reply Kath. Well, I sort of lucked out because my GP was an ENT specialist who started getting into my case but he went elsewhere after Covid came so that was that.Year ago my dentist wanted to fiddle with my teeth to allow my jaw…"
Sep 30
Kath Hope replied to John's discussion Getting a precise diagnosis - scans ?
"Sorry for such a long delay to your question John, as we're inundated at the Hope2Sleep Charity (who run this group) at the moment. The reasons are not always given as a lot of sleep clinics are run by respiratory departments, yet with…"
Sep 30
David W replied to Dee Dee's discussion Free Resmed CPAP masks, postage costs only to pay in the group Buy-Sell-Swap
"Hi Dee Dee.  I'm probably a bit late to this, but would be interested in the Airfit F20 Large if it's still available. Happy to make a donation to charity too.  Thank you. "
Sep 27
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Darthgal replied to Sophie's discussion ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet For Her - for sale in the group Buy-Sell-Swap
"Hi i haven't heard back from you in a while  - are you still selling your things? i had replied to your email with further questions regarding  postal insurance and packing . Did you receive that? "
Sep 26
Daniel James added a discussion to the group Buy-Sell-Swap
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For Sale: Resmed Airsense 10 Autoset

Resmed Airsense 10 AutosetI have a Resmed Airsense 10 Autoset that is surplus to my requirements. When I was diagnosed with moderate sleep apnoea I received from the NHS a Resmed Escape S9 fixed pressure machine. With use I found my pressure…See More
Sep 24
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John posted a discussion

Getting a precise diagnosis - scans ?

Hi all, so, OK I got a diagnosis of OSA and was given a CPAP machine.Finding out exactly what the problem is has not proven so easy. By exact problem I mean what the structural problem in my throat is - small jaw, blocked nose, big tongue, fat neck…See More
Sep 24
John replied to Dee Dee's discussion Free Resmed CPAP masks, postage costs only to pay in the group Buy-Sell-Swap
"Aha, hi Dee Dee I'd be interested in that Mirage FX if you still have it... ?"
Sep 23
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Kath Hope replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi Karen Sorry but pleased as well to hear you've just been diagnosed, because once you're on CPAP you should start to feel so much better and should be protected from the many other conditions untreated sleep apnoea causes or exacerbates…"
Sep 21
Kath Hope replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"You're welcome Mark. I think we currently have about a 10 day waiting list, and as soon as you're at the top you'll be sent a link to complete the required COVID and health questions, and look forward to helping you again soon."
Sep 21

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