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Which is the best sleep apnoea test?
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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…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kath Hope Sep 2, 2020.

 

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Kath Hope replied to Amanda S's discussion Which is the best sleep apnoea test?
"Yes, that would be find Amanda and I know Joseph who runs the clinic and am sure he'll be very helpful too."
Sep 2, 2020
Amanda S replied to Amanda S's discussion Which is the best sleep apnoea test?
"Hi Kath, Thanks for the advice. I now have the go ahead from my husband to do another test. I think it will take too long via the doctors and would like to do a test straight away. I am thinking of going for the sleep disorder clinic as they do…"
Sep 2, 2020
Kath Hope replied to Amanda S's discussion Which is the best sleep apnoea test?
"Hi Amanda You don't need to start a new discussion as we're following this one fine :)  It would be worth getting your GP to refer you to Oxford as the waiting list will no doubt be long due to this pandemic so at least he'll be…"
Aug 18, 2020
Amanda S replied to Amanda S's discussion Which is the best sleep apnoea test?
"Hi Kath, not used to the way the posting works on this forum . It feels as if I am collecting to much text. Should I start new topic? Have rung the clinic in Oxford and they said D has to be referred through the GP. I have found his Diagnosis from…"
Aug 18, 2020
Sleep2snore replied to Amanda S's discussion Which is the best sleep apnoea test?
"He really needs the attitude that if he is given a machine or a trial "This is going to work for came hell or high water!"  though it is not easy getting started or used to a CPAP machine.  Sometimes you just need to keep…"
Aug 17, 2020
Kath Hope replied to Amanda S's discussion Which is the best sleep apnoea test?
"You're welcome Amanda and ask the sleep clinic what your husband's AHI was on the sleep study.  If people are symptomatic for sleep apnoea, even in the mild criteria which is an AHI of 5-15 then they should be given a CPAP…"
Aug 15, 2020
Amanda S replied to Amanda S's discussion Which is the best sleep apnoea test?
"Hi sleep to snore, thank you for your support. It really encouraging to hear of other people's  battles to get treatment. My  husband was offered the overnight test but we chose the home one which looking back might have been a…"
Aug 15, 2020
Amanda S replied to Amanda S's discussion Which is the best sleep apnoea test?
"Thanks Kath for your reply. My husband has agreed to contact the clinic which we hope to do on Monday. Everything takes a long time with us as we both have health issues and I have brain fog and memory problems due to thyroid issues. Thanks again…"
Aug 15, 2020
Sleep2snore replied to Amanda S's discussion Which is the best sleep apnoea test?
"The best test is one you need help to get all connected up to, it can be done at home but is very expensive to hire the machine.  Best to do a study over two nights, though it costs to do this.  Kath I think does sleep studies, but then…"
Aug 13, 2020
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…"
Aug 4, 2020
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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 CPAP. They offered no other treatment. Since then he continues to have disrupted sleep and in fact sleeps mostly in a chair downstairs as this is better for quality sleep. I would like to get a private test for him as he is getting more tired and…See More
Aug 4, 2020
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Kath Hope replied to Damien's discussion Newly diagnosed via Phillips at home test and needing advice
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Kath Hope replied to Damien's discussion Newly diagnosed via Phillips at home test and needing advice
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Judith Wilson replied to Damien's discussion Newly diagnosed via Phillips at home test and needing advice
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