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Sleep Clinics Help Or Hinderance.
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 There is one thing that I pick up on throughout the forums that I visit is the differences in the way that various Sleep Clinics deal with us there patients.There most definately seems to be a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kath Hope Mar 26, 2011.

"Rainout" What is it and how can we prevent it ?
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 "Rainout" is a term that some of you might know and some might not but it is something that we may all come up against if we are using a Humidifier with our machines.Basically in lay mans terms it…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tigers Fan Apr 9, 2011.

Sleep Apnoea And The Dvla
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 I have been asked to add this discussion as it is a bit of a grey area and most sleep clinics are very lax in the information that they hand out to there patients regarding the rules and regulations…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jackie Mar 13, 2011.

 

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My Interest in Sleep Apnoea
I have Sleep Apnoea
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Auto-Adjusting CPAP
If Machine Being Used, What Make? (e.g., Respironics M Series with A-Flex Auto-Adjusting CPAP)
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If Mask Being Used, What Type? (e.g., ResMed Activa Nasal Mask)
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At 12:34 on March 14, 2011, Jackie said…

ooops that was the longer way round ...

press MAIN on the tabs at the top and it will bring up some options

click on the paint tin and brush symbol

not sure which way I went last night, cannot even remember what time I went to bed.

At 12:30 on March 14, 2011, Jackie said…

back again ...

top right of screen has your name and sign out

below that SETTINGS

click and then on left

click MY PAGE

in centre ish .... of screen see APPEARANCES change ...

CLICK and have a play.

 

GSD is our boy Sam who is a rescue dog and we have had for almost 4 years now.

His favourite play thing is my sisters dog ... Westie - little girl called Cooper (yes I know a boys name, but brother in law wouldn't call her Volvo, so guess his favourite car?)

Coooper is a terrorist of the 1st degree and leads Sam into trouble. She has him wrapped around her little paw lol.

I will try and find a pic of them together.

At 12:20 on March 14, 2011, Jackie said…

Hi Andy, thank you for a lovely welcome ... love the hoseheads lol.

 

now I am trying to remember how I changed my page ... will have to go and look and come back :) xx

At 10:51 on March 10, 2011, Kath Hope said…
Aw thanks for the offer Andy, but I already have both.  My Twitter's hope2sleep1 and the Facebook's http://www.facebook.com/hope2sleep.co.uk .  Even got Linked In, but just realized I forgot to tell them on there.  Best do it.....
At 23:05 on March 9, 2011, Kath Hope said…

That will be brilliant thanks Andy and a great opening to the site, as I shall be spreading the word properly in a couple of days so more folk will be joining us.  Thanks for your support and help :)

Hope you sleep well too!

At 17:20 on March 9, 2011, Kath Hope said…
That would be BRILLIANT Andy.  Can you do it as a new Discussion please?  In hindsight we should have done the rainout one as a discussion too, but we're all still learning eh? LOL
At 12:40 on March 9, 2011, Kath Hope said…

That's great Andy, and folks on here will welcome your help, and a forum is also a very good way for people to learn more about their 'condition'.  We all need to support each other, although it won't be too long before we are joined by friends and family as the UK is getting more aware of it.

Great that you're a HGV driver too, as drivers are under the 'wrong' impression that they'll lose their job if they get diagnosed.  You'll probably also know much more about the DVLA rules and regs than the rest of us.

At 12:29 on March 9, 2011, Niel Fordon said…
Thanks for the advice Andy. 
At 11:24 on March 9, 2011, Kath Hope said…
Hi Andy and so pleased you've found us.  We've only been 'on air' for a day and lots more people will be joining us as they hear about us.  It will be a friendly forum where people feel able to share their problems and give advice (like you already have thanks).
 
 
 

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