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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 Jul 5.

 

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Kath Hope replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi Leoni Sorry there was a delay in approving you onto the forum as we had a glitch and notifications weren't coming through.  If you had a private sleep test with Philips then you will have got an official diagnosis - probably from Dr…"
Jul 5
Leoni Atkins replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi everyone - lovely to e-meet you!  I'm hoping you can help me. I took a private sleep test with Philips a few months back before the lockdown which shows I have severe sleep apnea. Unfortunately I haven't been able to get into a…"
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Jonathan replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi Stuart.  Reading what you say, you had sleep apnoea, you are being treated, and therefore you are now symptom-free.  Perhaps your social worker doesn't know what sleep apnoea is, and is simply covering their own backside.  Do…"
Jun 10
Stuart Adrian Gillespie replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"They have now suggested my wife should give up her well paid job and  becomes sole  carer for my children. With many jobs becoming scarce, I don't consider this to be an option. Am I being unreasonable?"
Jun 10
Stuart Adrian Gillespie replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"At the moment I have a problem with Social Services, because they believe my sleep apnea effects my ability to care for my two children. (Who are aged 3 and 4) I have been using a Dream Ware Mask, and a machine that records my sleeping on an SD…"
Jun 10
Stuart Adrian Gillespie replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"At the moment I have a problem with Social Services, because they believe my sleep apnea effects my ability to care for my two children. (Who are aged 3 and 4) I have been using a Dream Ware Mask, and a machine that records my sleeping on an SD…"
Jun 10
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…"
Jun 2
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…"
Jun 2
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…"
Jun 2
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
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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…"
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

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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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Kath Hope replied to Mark's discussion Help! I'm not sure where to turn anymore.
"Hi Mark Just to let you know we've replied to your email, so can you check you've received the message in case it's gone to your junk or spam by mistake. Thanks."
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Kath Hope replied to Amanda S's discussion Which is the best sleep apnoea test?
"Welcome Amanda and sorry to hear of your husband's struggles.  It sounds like he either went to a clinic that don't treat people with an AHI of less than 15 from the sleep study results, or he could have had a pulse oximetry sleep…"
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Which is the best sleep apnoea test?

This is my first post and I am very grateful to have found this forum.My husband was tested for sleep apnoea  using a home test on the NHS in Dec 17. At the interview afterwards they told him he had sleep  apnoea  but not bad enough to be given a…See More
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Kath Hope replied to David's discussion Breas Z1 cpap machine error 33,
"Good luck and definitely stress you only used it for travel so had very little use."
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David replied to David's discussion Breas Z1 cpap machine error 33,
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David replied to David's discussion Breas Z1 cpap machine error 33,
"No Kath it’s not and disappointing. I’m holding fire to buy a travel one till next year when (if) we go abroad, Until then I’ll use my dream station as I won’t have carry it."
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Kath Hope replied to David's discussion Breas Z1 cpap machine error 33,
"Heck, that's not lasted long David, and I assume you've not used it much either (more for travel).  Might be worth saving up for the DreamStation Go which has most features the same as your DreamStation.  We sell it at the…"
Sunday
David posted a discussion

Breas Z1 cpap machine error 33,

My Breas Z1 machine has suddenly started showing error 33. Having contacted my supplier in the Uk it turns out that Breas will not repair it . I’ve only had about 4 years max. I feel that this is terrible service from the manufacturer to not support…See More
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Mark replied to Mark's discussion Help! I'm not sure where to turn anymore.
"Thank you kath. I'm sending you through an email with the data from my cpap machine.The email address beings with my username."
Jul 29
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Jul 26
Kath Hope replied to John Garbutt's discussion Dream mapper 90% pressure changes
"You're welcome John (my next appointment's October too as the May one got cancelled due to COVID).  Just one other little thought is that if it's only been occuring recently it could be that you're getting more nasal…"
Jul 23
John Garbutt replied to John Garbutt's discussion Dream mapper 90% pressure changes
"Thanks for your reply Kath, I am not due for a hospital visit till October so I will see how he numbers go and contact them if it starts to creep up."
Jul 23
Kath Hope replied to John Garbutt's discussion Dream mapper 90% pressure changes
"This can happen John when the default minimum pressure of 4 is set, which I stress does work for a lot of people, but sometimes clinics do raise that minimum pressure as if the pressure tends to run very low in between the apnoeas and then suddenly…"
Jul 23
Kath Hope replied to Mark's discussion Help! I'm not sure where to turn anymore.
"You're welcome Mark and an ENT consultation could certainly prove useful and they'll be able to spot the reason for your obstructive sleep apnoea. Acid reflux is often caused by the sleep apnoea.  I'm no medic, so will explain…"
Jul 23
John Garbutt posted a discussion

Dream mapper 90% pressure changes

HiI have been using a philips CPAP machine  for about four months and my AHI has been anything from 0.3 to 2.6 but occasionally the 90% pressure drops from 9 to 8 and my AHI shouts up to about  5 and today to 8.7 is this normal? Mask fit is always…See More
Jul 23
Mark replied to Mark's discussion Help! I'm not sure where to turn anymore.
"Hello Kath, Thank you very much for responding it's greatly appreciated. I hadn't considered an ENT referral. In fact I didn't know that was possible. I'll call my doctors and ask about it. I'm using a full face mask. I have…"
Jul 23
Kath Hope replied to Mark's discussion Help! I'm not sure where to turn anymore.
"Sorry to hear how you're struggling Mark and if on your initial sleep study your AHI was only just into the border of sleep apnoea, it's likely that it did start off as UARS and has progressed into the sleep apnoea range.  Many people…"
Jul 22
Kath Hope replied to Savannah A.'s discussion Sanitising machines
"Hi Savannah and great to hear you're now successfully treated on CPAP.   We sell the SoClean at the charity and if you go to his link you'll see honest reviews from our own sales, and I've used the SoClean myself for the…"
Jul 22

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