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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 Kath Hope Mar 10, 2018.

 

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Kath Hope replied to Bernadette Plunkett's discussion Advice on ordering a CPAP machine from overseas
"Ha Ha, I just replied to this post then realised I'd replied to Bernadette and her post was from 2016. Have deleted it as it was irrelevant Good to hear you've got your DreamStation Go on the app now though."
Mar 10, 2018
Sleep2snore replied to Bernadette Plunkett's discussion Advice on ordering a CPAP machine from overseas
"Five years!  Good luck on that one. Four years appears to be their life span, it is usually the motor that gives up and it has a hard life, especially if it has to change speeds with EPR or VPAP operation.  I still think they are…"
Mar 10, 2018
N replied to Bernadette Plunkett's discussion Advice on ordering a CPAP machine from overseas
"Update on DreamMapper: I sent an email to DreamMapper (as indicated in the App) with a pic of the back of the machine showing the serial number. They replied after a couple of days saying that I can now add my DreamStation Go Travel machine as a…"
Feb 23, 2018
N replied to Bernadette Plunkett's discussion Advice on ordering a CPAP machine from overseas
"Very interesting conversation; many thanks. Philips says (website) the machines are expected to last about 5 years. We’ll see.  I think that if you travel a lot and/or for extended periods you need something very portable. if you are away…"
Feb 20, 2018
Sleep2snore replied to Bernadette Plunkett's discussion Advice on ordering a CPAP machine from overseas
"It is the manufactures own rules, but they will not look at a machine bought overseas under warranty. If you ask ResMed, they will only say that they will not honer any warranty if you buy a machine abroad. They know that they can't stop you…"
Feb 19, 2018
N replied to Bernadette Plunkett's discussion Advice on ordering a CPAP machine from overseas
"Hello, Yes, it is a very old fashioned way of doing business. Apple used to do the same years ago until they realised that people travel and use the Internet, and now all their products cost more or less the same globally. Furthermore, as we still…"
Feb 19, 2018
Kath Hope replied to Bernadette Plunkett's discussion Advice on ordering a CPAP machine from overseas
"Welcome to the forum N.  Sorry to hear about your experience, and in actual fact the USA Store have broken the rules sending the machine from the USA as they're not supposed to.  Although they can be cheaper, it can work out more…"
Feb 18, 2018
N replied to Bernadette Plunkett's discussion Advice on ordering a CPAP machine from overseas
"Hello, I ordered a DreamStation Go Auto CPAP machine from the CPAP Shop in the US - as advised on the Philips US website.The machine is not available in the UK and I wanted it for travelling - I have a DreamStation with humidifier from the NHS but…"
Feb 18, 2018

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Res Med 9
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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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Sleep2snore replied to Ruth Furniss's discussion Blocked nose
"I use that stuff you get for kids in a capsule that you sprinkle onto their pillows. Put on a tissue close to the air filter it works wonders. I forget the name of it as I have run out.  I can't look for the carton as it was recycled! The…"
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"You can always ask to be transferred to another hospital if there is one near you. Or you can buy one of you can afford one and ask if they will service it and repair it if you buy one, some hospitals will and others will not.  But in any case,…"
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Sleep2snore replied to Terry James's discussion First week with CPAP and it's not going well
"You can also try turning up the humidifier a bit, but be careful not to turn it to far as you can get condensation in the hose and mask.  This is referred to as Rain-out.  You can get covers for the hose, but if you are still bother it…"
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Terry James replied to Terry James's discussion First week with CPAP and it's not going well
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"Hi Frankie, I have been a hosehead now for about 14 months and I too had severe sleep apnea. I too struggled with my mask and head sores but my persistence has paid off. My apneas are now down to 9 from 44. My mind and memory is much sharper and I…"
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Frances Coiwn replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Thanks for the warm welcome. Started CPAP therapy early December having been diagnosed with severe Sleep Apnea. Over the past 10 weeks or so I have slowly adapted to using CPAP, really struggleing at times with mask fit, the having the flu which…"
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Edam replied to Edam's discussion APAP or BIPAP
"I checked with my hospital but they dont supply Bipap,s to outpatients so looks like Im stuck with the S9"
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NHS or Private to get diagnosis to determine treatment

Hi,  With the help of a hope2sleep screening test indicating I may have moderate sleep apnea, I am hopefully going to get my GP to finally agree to refer me to a sleep specialist (I have been trying for 6 months).  I have some concerns over how long…See More
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"I've learnt a lot in a short space of time through Hope2Sleep. Look forward to joining discussions on the forum."
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Bill Thomson replied to Bill Thomson's discussion ResMed DC-DC converter for S9 in the group Buy-Sell-Swap
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Glen Vaal replied to Bill Thomson's discussion ResMed DC-DC converter for S9 in the group Buy-Sell-Swap
"I look forward to your text with payment account details. Either is Ok. I will reply with my address. Regards, Glen"
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Bill Thomson replied to Bill Thomson's discussion ResMed DC-DC converter for S9 in the group Buy-Sell-Swap
"Glen - apologies for not replying sooner, but my phone died. I now have a temporary fix (the replacement should arrive today anyway) so I will text you. I have also sent a message via the forum, but they are limited to 200 characters."
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