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Dvla / hospital
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Hi,Wrote to the dvla for the correct form, phoned them when nothing arrived, form came a week later. Filled it out and sent it back 3 weeks ago, a week ago I had a letter a week ago saying they had…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kath Hope Feb 18.

Airsense 10 pressures
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Hi,I have noticed a couple of times lately that the output from my machine increases to the point where it is impossible to maintain a good mask seal, I take it that this is something to do with the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sleep2snore Feb 9.

Portable power
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Hi,Does anyone have any experience of resmeds expensive power pack (£440!!) or any alternative versions like medicom 24 pilot at £285, obviously they need to be 24 volt and this is for tent camping…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sleep2snore Feb 12.

 

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Kath Hope replied to Chris Vesey's discussion Dvla / hospital
"Yes it's annoying Chris.  However, due to the fact that the DVLA themselves don't appear to know how to handle this all correctly (it depends who you reach at the time) then it's advisable not to email or ring them, but to rely…"
Feb 18
Chris Vesey posted a discussion

Dvla / hospital

Hi,Wrote to the dvla for the correct form, phoned them when nothing arrived, form came a week later. Filled it out and sent it back 3 weeks ago, a week ago I had a letter a week ago saying they had written to the cosultant, resmed agreed to send a copy of my results so that the consultant could write back without delay. My question is, why can't they use emails, inthis day and age, its taking a week for a letter to be delivered, this could have been done and dusted instead of still being in…See More
Feb 18
Sleep2snore replied to Chris Vesey's discussion Portable power
"I am easily confused lol I think I will just use AA batteries lol and take out another mortgage to cover it. JUST JOKING!"
Feb 12
Chris Vesey replied to Chris Vesey's discussion Portable power
"You mean a back up battery to back up the back up battery that backs up my back up battery?"
Feb 10
Sleep2snore replied to Chris Vesey's discussion Airsense 10 pressures
"Download Sleepyhead to see what is going on, it might be the machine responding to a leak by putting u the flow to compensate, however the newer machines tend not to raise the pressure but increase the flow. If you Download Sleepyhead you can see…"
Feb 9
Sleep2snore replied to Chris Vesey's discussion Portable power
"That means you have a back up battery as well, brilliant!"
Feb 9
Chris Vesey replied to Chris Vesey's discussion Portable power
"After long conversation with amazon they said not to bother returning it as the cost to return a package is to much. Ups didn't want to take it anyway, amazon issued a refund and replacement ordered (they only have one left) lets hope the next…"
Feb 9
Chris Vesey replied to Chris Vesey's discussion Portable power
"Hi, Choice medical agree that it is faulty and want me to send it back to amazon and order a new one. Amazon don't really want defective batteries sent back to them and say that I have to arrange for ups to collect it and I have to send a pdf…"
Feb 8
Vinko Radonic replied to Chris Vesey's discussion Portable power
"Hi Chris. I haven't got copilot with me now, while working in Scotland couple of months, but as far as I remember, that indicator light should be working as any other, which is when slider switch is moved to 'ON' position, but NOT…"
Feb 8
Chris Vesey replied to Chris Vesey's discussion Portable power
"Hi again, Everything seems ok apart from indicator light on co pilot has gone out, do you know if this is normal? Chris"
Feb 8
Chris Vesey replied to Chris Vesey's discussion Portable power
"Hi, items delivered today, good quality,  now on charge and will test tonight, Chris"
Feb 7
Chris Vesey replied to Chris Vesey's discussion Airsense 10 pressures
"Hi, Having real trouble replying to forum, my replies are getting lost, trying again"
Feb 7
billysleep replied to Chris Vesey's discussion Airsense 10 pressures
"Hello Chris, I have been using an Airsense 10 for the last 6 months. In the early days I had a similar problem, the higher pressure would both initiate a leak and also wake me up. In the early days I was adjusting the mask tension a lot more and…"
Feb 7
Kath Hope replied to Chris Vesey's discussion Airsense 10 pressures
"This sometimes happens Chris when people are on auto machines, and the changes in pressure can cause the mask to leak which unfortunately wakes the person.  However, sometimes the pressure changes themselves can disturb a person's…"
Feb 6
Chris Vesey posted a discussion

Airsense 10 pressures

Hi,I have noticed a couple of times lately that the output from my machine increases to the point where it is impossible to maintain a good mask seal, I take it that this is something to do with the auto setting, ramp is off. This usually occurs after I have been asleep for a couple of hours. Any comments?ChrisSee More
Feb 6
Vinko Radonic replied to Chris Vesey's discussion Portable power
"You won't regret it. They are sooooo useful when outdoors. Anyway, will post Giaride review, once I'll have it in my hands (end of the February - beginning of March) :-)"
Feb 5

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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)
Resmed airsense auto a10
If Mask Being Used, What Type? (e.g., ResMed Activa Nasal Mask)
Resmed s20 full

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"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…"
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N replied to Bernadette Plunkett's discussion Advice on ordering a CPAP machine from overseas
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Kath Hope replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Not all the clinics like supplying the FitLife (total face) mask as it's the most expensive one.  It's been a favourite one of mine for a long time, and in the early days I had to purchase it myself, but my clinic does now.  Hope…"
Feb 18
Kath Hope replied to Chris Vesey's discussion Dvla / hospital
"Yes it's annoying Chris.  However, due to the fact that the DVLA themselves don't appear to know how to handle this all correctly (it depends who you reach at the time) then it's advisable not to email or ring them, but to rely…"
Feb 18
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…"
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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
N replied to John Wilkinson's discussion Dreamstation humidifier heated hose and simplus 'mask type' settings
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Feb 18
N replied to Edam's discussion Amara view mask
"Hi Edam, There are several reviews on YouTube about the Amara; the results are very  mixed. I tried it and I found that it leaked too much; a real pity as the idea is very good. I then tried the ResMed F-20 (full-face, no forehead support) and…"
Feb 18
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Chris Vesey posted a discussion

Dvla / hospital

Hi,Wrote to the dvla for the correct form, phoned them when nothing arrived, form came a week later. Filled it out and sent it back 3 weeks ago, a week ago I had a letter a week ago saying they had written to the cosultant, resmed agreed to send a…See More
Feb 18
Sven Mischkies replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi, thanks for the responses. I tried to loosen the straps to the point just before it starts leaking, but to no avail. I thought the Amara View would be the worst mask for me, because it sits right there where I get the numbness from the…"
Feb 16
Edam replied to Edam's discussion Amara view mask
"Respironics have confirmed that the slot is 2.5cm on the small and mediom cushions and 3 cm on the large"
Feb 15
Edam replied to Edam's discussion Amara view mask
Feb 15
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Edam replied to Edam's discussion Amara view mask
"Thanks for that. After looking through 7 pages of reviews I found somebody who had measured the slot at 1in by 0.5 in at its shortest.  As my nose is about 1.25 in wide any movement would cause a major leak. I wish Respironics would publish a…"
Feb 14
Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion Amara view mask
"There is some information here https://www.cpap.com/blog/amara-view-respironics/ scan down the page to see helpful comments and a guide."
Feb 14

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