"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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"Its me not the machine.
The S9 has been checked by Resmed and no fault was found but the circuit board was changed as a precaution.
I have used another S9 but had the same problem.
I have been told by the hospital that despite my AHI being under 1…"
"Don't rule out a fault with the machine or restricted airflow.
I would also not rule out that you might be one of the few that needs a different machine.
In any case, it should not go to 20 and sit there, I would get it checked or replaced.
"Before I make a decision I am going to try something different.
I have noticed that when it goes up to 20 most times it has done so when the pressure has dropped to minimum which is 12 at present.
I will increase the minimum pressure to 14 so…"
"That is hard to believe. A pressure of 20 is quite high and very few require that amount of pressure.
1 ltr/min is nothing, the machine should cope with that without any problems at all.
A lot of people get mixed up with pressure and…"
"Don't know what machine ou have, but a heated hose can help a lot.
You can get them as a stand alone but it is not ideal.
If your machine has the facility for a heated hose it might be worth the investment.
Heating the room will help."
"There are plenty on the market, but one thing I would make sure it did was to store the data for printing or downloading.
There are plenty that say they do this and don't, so be aware of buying off Amazon or Ebay."
Hi I have sleep apnoea & Copd this is my first winter using cpap, found it very hard to sleep last night because of breathing in cold air was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on how to warm the air up besides sleeping in a warm room? I…See More
I have for sale a converter which allows the S9 machine, which requires a 24v supply, to run from a vehicle 12v or 24v DC socket, or direct from a 12v battery. The converter can power a humidifier and heated tube as well as the CPAP machine,…See More
"I'll be interested to know what you have found. Give it time so you can prove what is happening.
I had my machine pulse at full pressure for the second time when it was switched on, turning it off then on again a couple of times with a…"
Hello everyone!I would very much like to check my oxygen levels during the night. Can anyone recommend an Oximeter to purchase please?My mask is a F&P Brevida which has soft straps and one of the straps slips up my head during the night, making…See More