Hope2SleepGuide

Sleep Apnoea Forum Bringing Help + Support to the Patient

The SleepGuide Crew
  • United Kingdom
Share

The SleepGuide Crew's Friends

  • David Anthony Burnley
  • RockRpsgt
  • Kath Hope

The SleepGuide Crew's Groups

The SleepGuide Crew's Discussions

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.
611 Replies

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 Iain Noble Dec 6, 2017.

 

The SleepGuide Crew's Page

Latest Activity

John Crone joined The SleepGuide Crew's group
Dec 16, 2017
David thompson joined The SleepGuide Crew's group
Dec 9, 2017
Iain Noble replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"You need to get an appointment at your local hospital's sleep unit. They will fit you with a sensor on your finger that you wear overnight to measure oxygen saturation and pulse rate. The results will show if you have sleep apnea. Then you can…"
Dec 6, 2017
Kath Hope replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi Neil and welcome.  I 'hope' you finding us by accident will be the start of better health and a cease of snoring for you.  The CPAP machines are a prescription item, and you first need a referral from your GP to your local…"
Dec 6, 2017
Neil Jay replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"I found my way to hope2sleep really by accident and I don't know if I'm in the right place because I'm an appalling snorer and, having tried other options, CPAP seemed to be the next step. Maybe like others, I found it difficult to…"
Dec 6, 2017
Kath Hope replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi John and Karen. Welcome to our forum to you both. Both your stories are similar to mine.....not overweight, yet diagnosed with severe sleep apnoea, although we now know it's no way linked to weight in many of us.  I too can trace my…"
Dec 3, 2017
Karen Hamer replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi John - your story is so like mine except I am a woman. I suffered all the symptoms you did,  but was dismissed by the doctor as having anxiety. I got to the stage where I dreaded the nights as I knew something was wrong,  but it…"
Dec 1, 2017
John Wilkinson replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi Everyone, My name is John Wilkinson. I am 60 years old and I have recently been diagnosed with severe SA. I believe I have suffered for years with this condition. I am fairly fit and active and not overweight, but I do have an unusually…"
Dec 1, 2017
Sue Butcher joined The SleepGuide Crew's group
Oct 31, 2017
A Perry joined The SleepGuide Crew's group
Sep 14, 2017

The SleepGuide Crew's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

The SleepGuide Crew's Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

The SleepGuide Crew's Blog

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…

Continue

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…

Continue

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

Comment Wall (2 comments)

You need to be a member of Hope2SleepGuide to add comments!

Join Hope2SleepGuide

At 16:58 on March 20, 2011, Judy said…
I like it and prefer this design. Plus it is more attractive than "our" sleepguide's new design.
At 19:40 on March 8, 2011, Niel Fordon said…
Hi there thanks very much for the help I'm all sorted now :-))

WordPress

 
 
 

Sleep Apnoea Forum

New to the Sleep Apnoea Forum? 

1. Stop by our Sleep Apnoea Welcome Center to introduce yourself to the SleepGuide community.
2. Start a New Topic of Conversation.
3. Post your photos - of yourself, your old CPAP machine, your new CPAP machine, your pet, something about you!

Interested in advertising, have a problem or need to contact us? Click the Report an Issue page.

 

Latest Activity

ROBERT O'BRIEN is now a member of Hope2SleepGuide
21 hours ago
John Wilkinson posted a discussion

Dreamstation humidifier heated hose and simplus 'mask type' settings

Hi Everyone,I have recently purchased and started to use a heated hose with my dream station humidifier as my unheated hose used to 'bubble and gurgle' with condensation and also wet my face, even on a 2 or 3 setting and even when I used a hose…See More
yesterday
ianmcnamara replied to David Vinnicombe's discussion Mask Leaks
"Hi David, i'm also on the Airsense' 10Elite bout 3 week's and i do feel better being on it, I'm on the Full face Mask Airfit F20,  My data for mask off is nil but i must say it is a comfortable for what iv'e been…"
yesterday
ianmcnamara replied to ianmcnamara's discussion ResMed AirSense 10 & F20 Face mask
"Hi thank's for reply sorry i'm late, Yeah i feel a lot better thank's by just changing from Nasal to Full face What a pleasure it is getting your head down once again Iv'e even Started to Dream Again Lol ,    …"
yesterday
George replied to George's discussion Sleep Apnea and DVLA
"Hi all, I thought to update you on my progress. I have been using CPAP for a while and it is going well. I had my second visit to sleep clinic and they said I am doing really well and adjusted my pressure to bring down the AHI below 5. I sent my SL1…"
Monday
John Wilkinson replied to John Wilkinson's discussion My first review
" "
Monday
Timothy Watts is now a member of Hope2SleepGuide
Saturday
Sleep2snore replied to John Wilkinson's discussion My first review
"Hi John, Good to see you are getting to grips with your CPAP machine.  It take a while for your body to get back to a normal function after struggling against Sleep Apnoea.  You have still a bit to go to get down to where you should be,…"
Saturday
Sleep2snore replied to ianmcnamara's discussion ResMed AirSense 10 & F20 Face mask
"How is the new machine going, sounds as if you are a bit happier with it and the new mask?"
Saturday
Sleep2snore replied to David Vinnicombe's discussion Mask Leaks
"Mask leaks are a problem for most of us. The amount MyAir says leaks depends on the type of mask you have, there is an expected leak rate due to the vents on the mask itself.  This has to be expected as the machine can't tell which mask…"
Saturday
Profile IconLara and Heidi Allen joined Hope2SleepGuide
Jan 11
David Vinnicombe posted a discussion

Mask Leaks

Hi,My CPAP machine is the Resmed Autosense 10. I recently started to visit the Resmed MyAir site to check the data that my machine was sending. When I wake in the night I often notice that my mask is leaking so I have to re-adjust. On checking the…See More
Jan 6
Sleep2snore replied to ianmcnamara's discussion ResMed AirSense 10 & F20 Face mask
"If you are now on an Airsense10 Autoset you are onto a good machine, if it is the CPAP it is quite basic but from there up they are very good.  Very quiet machines in any case."
Jan 1
Sleep2snore replied to Hazel Hall's discussion Heartburn
"Some people get this and also air getting into the stomach. It may be air is getting into your stomach and you are burping it up along with some acid re-flux."
Jan 1
John Wilkinson replied to John Wilkinson's discussion My first review
"Hi Kath, Thanks for your reply. I am not sure if the clinic have adjusted the pressures on my cpap machine. I will ask when I go for my next review at the end of January. Also I have bought an insulated sleeve for my breathing tube. Hopefully…"
Jan 1
Hazel Hall posted a discussion

Heartburn

Since using my CPAP I have been getting constant heartburn during the day. I thoughf heartburn was a sypmtom of sleep apnoea, but is it also a side effect of using a CPAP machine?See More
Jan 1
ianmcnamara posted a discussion

ResMed AirSense 10 & F20 Face mask

Hi iv'e had a ResMed S8 for year's Wednesday night it burst into flames next day i'm on the phone the Lady said can i be there for 11am i was there anyway i came home with Above Machine, For Year's iv'e put up with Nasal Cones up my Nose Tape my…See More
Jan 1
Kath Hope replied to Linda's discussion Cleaning tubing
"It sounds like your house is on the cooler side Linda.  If it's just a few droplets you can put the hose onto your machine and blow the air which will probably dry it off, but a spare hose is a good idea anyway so you don't have to…"
Dec 29, 2017
Katie Ward replied to Katie Ward's discussion Excess water in mask - no humidifier
"Hi, Thanks for your replies. I have a resmed s9 escape machine, which is the one the clinic provides as standard.  I often find myself waking up with nasal drip and only really suffer dryness if I've been ill. In terms of cold room, I…"
Dec 29, 2017
Kath Hope replied to John Wilkinson's discussion My first review
"Hi John Good to hear you're feeling some benefits after just 15 days, but with you saying you've come down to an AHI of 20, as you say, that's still moderate sleep apnoea, so hopefully the clinic have adjusted the pressures and when…"
Dec 29, 2017

© 2018   Created by The SleepGuide Crew.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service