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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 Aug 13.

 

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Stella Havard joined The SleepGuide Crew's group
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Kath Hope replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"A belated welcome Andrew and you're definitely not alone.  It won't be long before some of your friends and family get diagnosed due to how common sleep apnoea is, and it's you who'll be helping them :)  As Jonathan has…"
Aug 13
Jonathan replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi Thankfully I do not suffer from claustrophobia, but I did start off (over 10 years ago) with a big bulky mask.  I soon purchased my own mask which was much more minimal.  Currently I am using a Dreamwear…"
Aug 10
mark peters replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi Andrew, I got my CPAP, Christmas Eve 2012 and the first time I wore my mask, my claustrophobia kicked in big time, so you have my sympathy. I ended up on sleeping tablets and I’m still on them now . It’s been the only way I’ve…"
Aug 10
Andrew Mitchell replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi All, Thanks for allowing me to join it is very much appreciated. I was diagnosed with sleep apnoea about 8 months ago and I received my ResMed machine about 6 weeks ago, so everything is still a bit new. I am also claustrophobic which has made…"
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Kath Hope replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"You could try that Maxine, but just a piece of material under the straps would at least let you know if it's the straps themselves causing the issue.  The softcap I mentioned is for using without the mask's headgear.  Good luck!…"
Jul 16
Maxine Chaplain replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Thank you for the reply, Kath. I had thought about making myself a cotton cap but have been putting it off thinking that I just don't need something else on my head during the night! I will give it a go and let you know. "
Jul 16
Kath Hope replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Welcome Maxine and good you got diagnosed with such a severe case.  I wonder if the itchy scalp is due to the nights being hotter at the moment or if you've washed the straps with something that's causing an allergy.  If you…"
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Maxine Chaplain replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi everyone! I'm new to this forum and new to Sleep Apnoea. I was diagnosed a few weeks ago having 50+ events per night. I'm doing well with my Resmed machine and mask, however I wonder if anyone else suffers from an itchy scalp where the…"
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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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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 :-))

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Lee and Suren Jinasena are now friends
Dec 2
Lee replied to Lee's discussion Philips Dreamstation autoset
"Also I have moved my Resmed so hopefully it will be quiet now  "
Dec 2
Lee replied to Lee's discussion Philips Dreamstation autoset
"Hi thanks for your help, just my luck that I’d get the basic machine lol. I’ll phone them and ask. many thanks  "
Dec 2
Richard Brown posted a blog post

Backpacking With a CPAP Machine

I thought I would write this blog post to hopefully inspire others.  Using a CPAP isn't the end of the world if you are an outdoors person.  If you like a bit of car camping there are many options, cheap lead acid/sealed batteries are available and…See More
Dec 1
Kath Hope replied to Lee's discussion Philips Dreamstation autoset
"The DreamStation should definitely not be noisy and they've particularly done some tests on this aspect and state it's quieter than Resmed.  You can see how your doing, re AHI, leaks etc on the CPAP Pro and Auto versions, but not on…"
Dec 1
Lee replied to Lee's discussion Philips Dreamstation autoset
"Hi no it’s not the mask leaking, the very nice lady said she would order me a Dreamstation if I wanted but said about it also being noisy so I thought I’d ask people that have this machine also is the Dreamstation a better machine ?, can…"
Dec 1
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Kath Hope replied to Lee's discussion Philips Dreamstation autoset
"Well I sleep next to my husband who uses the DreamStation and there's no noise at all unless he gets a mask leak.  We also don't hear of people complaining about the Resmed S9, although people who have been moved to the Airsense 10 do…"
Nov 29
Lee replied to Lee's discussion Philips Dreamstation autoset
"Hi Kath yes that’s it, my Resmed S9+humidifier machine is very noisy in I can hear my breathing in/out at the machine very noisy. Had my annual check at Papworth and she said the Dreamstation is noisy to, she has had lots of phone calls from…"
Nov 29
Kath Hope replied to Lee's discussion Philips Dreamstation autoset
"Hi Lee I'm just trying to understand.....do you mean you're using the Resmed S9 machine now and asking whether the Philips DreamStation is less noisy?  Neither of the machines should be noisy though."
Nov 29
Lee replied to Suren Jinasena's discussion ResMed Gecko Nasal Pad (Small Size) Suitable for Nasal and Full Face Masks
"Hi have you still got this please "
Nov 29
Lee posted a discussion

Philips Dreamstation autoset

hi can anyone using this machine tell how noisy it ie please ie breathing in/out at the machine end. My machine an S9+humidifier I can hear my breathing in/out at the machine end and it’s really noisy many thanks See More
Nov 29
Brock Verfaillie is now a member of Hope2SleepGuide
Nov 16
Stella Havard left a comment for ashley yeats
"Hi Ashley,        Sorry, I’ve only just seen your response, I’m almost certainly going to buy one of your masks but am currently on holiday so it won’t be until I return home in a couple of weeks (if you still…"
Oct 13
Stella Havard and ashley yeats are now friends
Oct 13
ashley yeats replied to ashley yeats's discussion Various CPAP Masks for Sale new and Sealed resmed, simplus, phillips in the group Buy-Sell-Swap
Oct 8
ashley yeats replied to ashley yeats's discussion Various CPAP Masks for Sale new and Sealed resmed, simplus, phillips in the group Buy-Sell-Swap
"Yes it's still availble and comes with harness/headgear"
Oct 8
Stella Havard replied to ashley yeats's discussion Various CPAP Masks for Sale new and Sealed resmed, simplus, phillips in the group Buy-Sell-Swap
"Hi,    Do you still have the medium F&P simplus and does the cost include the headgear? "
Oct 8
JOSEH KINCH added a discussion to the group Buy-Sell-Swap
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£450 Selling an (almost) brand new - Philips dreamstation - Auto Cpap with Bluetooth

I bought this machine as a back up machine to the one i am still using. I have never needed it - hence me selling it now. I also bought it from Hope 2 Sleep. This machine is a SMART Cpap machine, it hooks up via your phone to provide further…See More
Oct 1
halfluke is now a member of Hope2SleepGuide
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