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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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Daniel Grist joined The SleepGuide Crew's group
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
Royston Tucker replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Thank You Iain,I am seeing GP tomorrow with my evidence collected so far,  hopefully they will be compliant and assist me going forward, I was looking to just purchase a machine and I agree I did see the humidifier machines which do look a lot…"
Feb 3
Iain Noble replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"hi your gp will refer you to r local sleep clinic. they will test your pulse a o2 levels during the night. if the results indicate sleep apnea they will provide a pump and a mask. i wouldvise asking for a humidifier unit as…"
Feb 3
Royston Tucker replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi,Just popping in to say Hello.I haven't been diagnosed with sleep apnea not do I have a CPAP machine but after 40 years of intensive snoring and the worry of causing distress to anyone with close radius I am attending the doctors to try and…"
Feb 3
Kath Hope replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi Bob Welcome to our group and glad you found us.  An apology is never needed for being a bit down on things, and without good support many people feel like this from time to time.  It's great to hear you haven't let your…"
Jan 28
Bob Young replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Thanks for letting me join your group. I have been on CPAP/APAP since 2012 and have mild sleep apnea. I started with a Philips Resmed unit and now have a Dreamstation, all supplied via the NHS. My results have always met the criteria laid down which…"
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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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019

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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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I like it and prefer this design. Plus it is more attractive than "our" sleepguide's new design.
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Hi there thanks very much for the help I'm all sorted now :-))

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Edam replied to Edam's discussion Flexifit 432
"How can you get a large leak using a Oracle ?????. "
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Kath Hope replied to Edam's discussion Flexifit 432
"It's a shame nothing can be done about your polyps and septum, which is no doubt the cause of your issues.  It too hate the Oracle, but there are a lot of people who use it very successfully - just not you or I lol."
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Edam replied to Edam's discussion Flexifit 432
"I have been seen by  ENT consultants who have diagnosed nasal polyps and a deviated septum. They have considered that surgery is too risky and as one of them said I can still breath through my mouth."
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Kath Hope replied to Edam's discussion Flexifit 432
"I honestly don't know Edam, as people usually ask us how to keep their mouths closed rather than open.  It sounds like you need an ENT referral due to severe nasal issues.  I had to have some surgery to breathe better in the masks."
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Edam replied to Edam's discussion Flexifit 432
"I tried the Simplus last night but the 95% pressure went up to 19.5 from 14 on previous nights using the 432. What can I use to keep my mouth open when using a Full Face Mask???"
Sunday
Kath Hope replied to Edam's discussion Flexifit 432
"Ah right.  We only got the Forma yesterday.  I must say I prefer the 431 and 432 but of course we're all different."
Saturday
Kath Hope replied to John Garbutt's discussion How long to get machine
"Yes I know John, and so often the missing jigsaw puzzle as to how we're feeling.  I was shocked when I got my own severe sleep apnoea diagnosis and CPAP really is a life saver.  Hope you don't have long to wait, and worth saying…"
Saturday
Edam replied to Edam's discussion Flexifit 432
"I bought the 432 from you and would have gone to the Forma if you sold it at the time. The under chin design of the Flexifit/ Forma range of masks allow my mouth to stay open. With  nearly every other full face mask my mouth would close during…"
Saturday
John Garbutt replied to John Garbutt's discussion How long to get machine
"Many Thanks,will send them a mail om Monday. Cannot believe how debilitating sleep apnoae can be. "
Saturday
Kath Hope replied to John Garbutt's discussion How long to get machine
"Welcome John and good to hear you've been diagnosed now and especially with your sleep apnoea being severe.  It really depends on each sleep clinic as to how long you'll have to wait for your CPAP - some give them out immediately,…"
Saturday
Kath Hope replied to Edam's discussion Flexifit 432
"Hi Edam.  Good to hear the new mask is helping, and those F & P FlexiFit 431, 432 and Forma's are still a favourite for a lot of people due to the chin support.  (In fact we added the Forma to the charity's website yesterday…"
Saturday
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How long to get machine

I was diagnosed with severe obstructive sleep apnoea  four weeks ago and wondered  how long it take to get machineSee More
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Edam posted a discussion

Flexifit 432

I have gone back to using a F & P Flexitfit 432 which has resolved the double inhaling and high pressure problem I have had with other masks.But after using it for a few days now I have found that the back of the headgear cuts into the crease…See More
Friday
Kath Hope replied to Richard Smith's discussion Philips Trueblue
"You're not on your own there Richard - lots of people are upset the Liquicell has lost it's CE mark and can no longer be sold in the UK.  I am still in touch with the manufacturer, begging for them to resolve it, and am waiting for…"
Feb 20
Richard Smith replied to Richard Smith's discussion Philips Trueblue
"Hi Kath, Yes, I’m looking for a mask that’s more comfortable for the bridge of my nose and doesn’t leak.  I miss the liquicell cushions and was looking to try a mask that used gel.  i tried nasal pillows but I kept…"
Feb 19
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Phillips dreamstation CPAP pro machine with heated humidifier and all accessories for sale

Phillips dreamstation CPAP pro machine with heated humidifier comes with all accessories including tubes face mask all manuals power leads and also carry bag only used a hand full of times like new open to offers many thanks. DanielSee More
Feb 18

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