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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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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. "
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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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CPAP Machine for sale - never used RES MED S9

Res Med S9 CPAP machine complete with humidifier, tubing and medium sized mask (only tried on once and is immaculate). Also comes with custom carry case and instructions from new. Whole thing is immaculate. £450aannesley@hotmail.com Email me if you…See More
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Stella Havard replied to Thomas hatrick's discussion Selling Dreamstation auto CPAP machine with heated humidifier in the group Buy-Sell-Swap
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Various CPAP Masks for Sale new and Sealed resmed, simplus, phillips

hi i have a selection of masks for saleRESMED MIRAGE QUATTRO (LARGE) PART NUMBER 61227 X 2RESMED MIRAGE QUATTRO (mEDIUM) PART NUMBER 61226RESMED QUATTRO FX MEDIUM) PART NUMBER 61704RESMED MIRAGE FX FOR HER (SMALL) PART NUMBER 62132 X 2RESMED AIRFIT…See More
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Mike Fieldhouse added a discussion to the group Buy-Sell-Swap
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CPAP Machine - ResMed AirSense 10 Autoset. Like new.

CPAP Machine - ResMed AirSense 10 Autoset. I bought this while waiting for the NHS to issue me one, it's about a 6 month wait where I live. This is the same machine that the NHS use except it automatically sets the air pressure. Everything here to…See More
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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…"
Aug 10
Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"After over 2 years of visiting the hospital and Resmed and with many posts on various forums I have found the answer. Use my inhaler 4 hours later Simple !!!"
Aug 10
Sleep2snore replied to Hazel Hall's discussion Mask
"I forgot to say that my last mask is showing signs of fatigue after a year and a half, so I got a replacement to use right away if it fails,.  I like to have a back-up."
Aug 10
Sleep2snore replied to Hazel Hall's discussion Mask
"Some manufacturers recommend replacing a mask every 6 months, but then they would wouldn't they? More money in it for them. I have had a mask for several years and as long as it is kept clean or does not go off colour it is fine. If you feel…"
Aug 10

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