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RESmed 9 auto- software query
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Has anyone used the Scan software that you can buy for the Resmed 9 Auto? Is it worth the money? I know there is free software that can be used with some machines; does anyone know whether that is…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kath Hope Feb 19, 2016.

Advice on ordering a CPAP machine from overseas
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Does anyone have any experience with ordering CPAP machines from overseas, especially the US? They have a number of models available there that are alot cheaper than ones we can buy here.In…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sleep2snore Mar 11, 2016.

 

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Sleep2snore replied to Bernadette Plunkett's discussion Advice on ordering a CPAP machine from overseas
"If you do order anything from abroad make sure they stick a big label on it saying it is medical equipment and have the proper paperwork, otherwise you will have to pay taxes and duty on it.  Hardly worth buying a machine from over there as…"
Mar 11, 2016
Bernadette Plunkett replied to Bernadette Plunkett's discussion Advice on ordering a CPAP machine from overseas
"thanks both. It looks like a no hoper. Not only was the machine I wanted much cheaper but it was a model I don't think is even available here. I can do without a spare but"
Mar 3, 2016
99 replied to Bernadette Plunkett's discussion Advice on ordering a CPAP machine from overseas
"It is a closed market for making  max money Sometimes people die and a machine becomes available and need a good clean I have personaly percashed a sanaitiser for cpap or mayby the hospital will sanitise it for you Advetise here if kath would…"
Mar 3, 2016
Kath Hope replied to Bernadette Plunkett's discussion RESmed 9 auto- software query
"Yes, Sleepyhead works with all the Resmed S9 and Airsense machines, including VPAP etc.  It's just the machines that don't store any data on them, as there's nothing to see apart from pressures and hours of usage etc."
Feb 19, 2016
Kath Hope replied to Bernadette Plunkett's discussion Advice on ordering a CPAP machine from overseas
"No I'm afraid we can't win Bernadette and the Australians have a worse time than us for high prices.  They would probably still give a guarantee, but of course you'd need to ship it back.  I wouldn't like to take that…"
Feb 19, 2016
Bernadette Plunkett replied to Bernadette Plunkett's discussion Advice on ordering a CPAP machine from overseas
"Oh well! I thought it might be worth a try but they obviously won't be giving an international guarantee if they are stopping price competition by effectively maintaining a US cartel. I could get someone I know in the US to let me use their…"
Feb 19, 2016
Bernadette Plunkett replied to Bernadette Plunkett's discussion RESmed 9 auto- software query
"Thanks Kath, so do you know if Sleepyhead works with the higher end Resmed machines?"
Feb 19, 2016
Kath Hope replied to Bernadette Plunkett's discussion Advice on ordering a CPAP machine from overseas
"Sometimes the odd CPAP machine gets through to the UK, but the Respironics, Resmed (and I think Fisher & Paykel) are not allowed to be shipped internationally, so if any USA distributor was caught doing this, then I guess they'd be in deep…"
Feb 19, 2016
Kath Hope replied to Bernadette Plunkett's discussion RESmed 9 auto- software query
"Bernadette, if you have the basic S9 model there's no data stored on the machine, which is why it's not compatible with Sleepyhead.  It's rare to find the ReScan software to purchase, as Resmed don't allow it in most…"
Feb 19, 2016
Bernadette Plunkett replied to Kath Hope's discussion Positive Effects Since Treatment for Sleep Apnoea (CPAP or other)
"Hi Alma, sorry, I missed this reply when you sent it, so didn't reply immediately. If I see Jayne or Liz next time I go, I'll mention the idea and see what they say.  I quite understand you not wanting to be involved in setting…"
Feb 19, 2016
Bernadette Plunkett replied to Kath Hope's discussion Positive Effects Since Treatment for Sleep Apnoea (CPAP or other)
"Despite struggling with some aspects of treatment nearly two years on from diagnosis, the one improvement that has not varied (except for during a short period when my treatment wasn't effective) is that I no longer have to get up in the night…"
Feb 19, 2016
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Feb 19, 2016
Bernadette Plunkett replied to Kath Hope's discussion Positive Effects Since Treatment for Sleep Apnoea (CPAP or other)
"Hi Elaine, rather than breaking your seal, I saw a little devise advertised on an American site that would allow you to temporarily stop airflow so that you could speak or take a drink without taking the whole mask off. It wasn't expensive, I…"
Feb 19, 2016
Bernadette Plunkett replied to 99's discussion oxidative stress
"thanks for the links Kath, they look really useful. I will try to find the time to read more."
Feb 17, 2016
Bernadette Plunkett replied to Kath Hope's discussion Positive Effects Since Treatment for Sleep Apnoea (CPAP or other)
"HI Alma, thanks for the update. It's a shame we couldn't get anything off the ground in York. I've been attending a support group for Rheumatoid Arthritis in York and that has been useful and interesting. How long ago was it that you…"
Feb 17, 2016
Bernadette Plunkett replied to 99's discussion oxidative stress
"I've just read this post and wished I'd seen it before. In the process of being diagnosed with inflammatory arthritis over the summer my vitamin D levels were found to be almost non-existant. I was put on a supplement for three months and…"
Feb 17, 2016

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At 19:26 on August 25, 2014, Kath Hope said…

Pleased to hear you eventually got a diagnosis Bernadette, and it's sad people often have such a long uphill struggle to get this.  It's even worse for the poor children, even though 1 in 30 kids suffer from this (mostly undiagnosed).  Things will improve as the UK are finding out just how common sleep apnoea is.  Hope you found answers to some of your questions, and feel free to ask for more help

At 14:50 on August 23, 2014, Kath Hope said…

Welcome to the forum Bernadette, and hope you find it helpful. Feel free to start any new discussions for help and support you need at the moment.

Best Wishes and Good Sleep!

Kath

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Does anyone have experience of using a portable machine? I have been invited to join a walking holiday in the far east and at some overnight stops there may be no 220V supply for a mains operated machine.  Kevin.See More
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Mauro Cipriani replied to Mauro Cipriani's discussion Side Effects of CPAP / Corneal Ulcer
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Kath Hope replied to Susan Mooney's discussion Jury Service
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