"Hi Sharon, I can empathise! For 18 years I had no problem at all, then recently both my mask and machine became obsolete and I'm really struggling with the new equipment. I don't actually use a CPAP machine, I use a NIPPY-3…"
"Hi Kath, thanks for the reply!
I've tried every size of (possibly) every available mask and they all leak. Thanks for the link ... I'll take a look.
I may well try one of the pad-a-cheeks as the reviews are pretty good and…"
"Hi all, just saying "hello" to fellow sleep apnoea sufferers. I'm 59 and have been using Nippy ventilators for the last 20 years for my combination apnoea caused by a brain haemorrhage. I'm treated at Papworth and…"
I've had a quick chat with Marion today - she's been rather poorly lately and has been in hospital twice. Anyway, she saw the comment you'd left her, but in her tired state couldn't work out how to leave you one back, so can you add her as a friend and copy/paste it in there so she can reply easily?
Good to hear you got the machine you needed Amelia, and we do have several people on the Nippy's - in fact one of our members, Marion from As I Live I + Breathe, has used one for years + is the author of the book we sell 'CPAP + Ventilator Secrets.'
Hi Amelia, Welcome to Hope2Sleep. I am relatively new on here and I've already had lots of help from Kath and useful discussions with her and other members too. I'm not using the same equipment as you, however, I suppose we may still encounter similar problems (although I hope you have none)! See you around. June
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"Well I turned EPR on and tried the mask again last night, but again I stopped breathing which woke me up gasping for air. It seems to happen just after or not long after I drop off, after the third time I changed mask back to original one and went…"
"Sorry for the delay as I managed to get myself locked out of the forum lol. Please don't be messing with the pressures and contact your hospital if your wife has noticed you looking gray. Perhaps go back to a different mask until…"
"There is no link between the 95% pressure and the AHI.
A few nights back my 95% pressure was 19.46 with AHI 0
Last night my 95% pressure was 17 with AHI 0
When the AHI does increase its normally hypopnoea,s
So why does the APAP want to increase the…"
"Hi thanks for the reply’s I will look at this as the wife said I was gray yesterday and after looking at the instructions again it says about the symptoms I had to not use and talk to my clinic so a bit worried. I used my other full face mask…"
"I would say if you have the Ramp Start enabled to make it start at a higher pressure. Check also if you are using a big enough cushion as this is a common mistake. Same with Nasal Pillows, people tend too use a size to small. Check you…"
"That is not impossible, even dust and mites can cause problems, even the mites that are so tiny you can't see them and they live on your body. However, only you yourself can work out if certain food make things worse. It could be…"
"I am now finding that the pressure the APAP runs at during the night is dependent on what I have eaten that evening.
I have found that if I have bolied rice rather than chips with the evening meal then my 95% pressure can reduce by as much as…"
"Hi Lee. Sorry to hear you're still having problems with masks. It's not normal to feel there's not enough air with the DreamWear as that mask usually give people the opposite sensation of feeling more pressure than…"
Hi all I’m having trouble with my DreamWear full face mask,I’ve spent a long time getting the fit right but I have two problems 1. The bit between my nostrils somehow hurts it’s bearable but I would sooner not have the pain and 2. I have to breathe…See More
"Private and will not be cheap! London Sleep Clinic (PRIVATE)
London Bridge Hospital know nothing about this one.
Sleep & Snoring Institute Know nothing about this one either,
If you are near London try getting to one of the…"
"As you say that would be difficult. I would keep it in APAP mode. All you can do is to keep the high pressure open and start with the low at 10 and go up a step at a time and see where you do best, though if your needs change so much you…"