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APAP or BIPAP
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How is it decided what machine I need?At present I use a S9 Apap  with the EPR set at 3 but I feel that a Bipap would be better for me.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Edam Mar 15.

Double inhaling
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I have had problems with my Resmed S9 APAP staying at 20 cm for 2-3 hours at a time which wrecks me the next day.This problem has been ongoing for many months and when I think I have fixed it it…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sleep2snore Feb 6.

Changing hospital
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I am considering asking my GP to refer me to another hospital for the supply and monitoring of CPAP .Would I just be supplied another CPAP and mask by the new hospital or would a new sleep test have…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tef Sep 3, 2018.

Twisted strap ouchhh!!
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My Simplus FFM is nearly the best mask I have used over several years but I have a bad habit of putting my mask on with the forehead strap twisted and then going to sleep.This mostly occurs when I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sleep2snore May 22, 2018.

 

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Edam replied to Edam's discussion APAP or BIPAP
"There is no link between the 95% pressure and the AHI. A few nights back my 95% pressure was 19.46 with AHI 0 Last night my 95% pressure was 17 with AHI 0 When the AHI does increase its normally hypopnoea,s So why does the APAP want to increase the…"
Mar 15
Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion APAP or BIPAP
"That is not impossible, even dust and mites can cause problems, even the mites that are so tiny you can't see them and they live on your body.  However, only you yourself can work out if certain food make things worse.  It could be…"
Mar 14
Edam replied to Edam's discussion APAP or BIPAP
"I am now finding that the pressure the APAP runs at during the night is dependent  on what I have eaten that evening. I have found that if I have bolied rice rather than chips with the evening meal then my 95% pressure can reduce by as much as…"
Mar 14
Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion APAP or BIPAP
"I was not off for a few days. The results were the same as when I started! Which I have to say was bad!"
Mar 5
Edam replied to Edam's discussion APAP or BIPAP
"It is my understanding that when a new sleep test is required you need to be off CPAP for a few days to get a accurate test. Is this correct The London hospital does not seem to be aware of this"
Mar 4
Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion APAP or BIPAP
"Sleepyhead YouTube.  Sleepyhead on YouTube"
Feb 25
Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion APAP or BIPAP
"As you say that would be difficult.  I would keep it in APAP mode.  All you can do is to keep the high pressure open and start with the low at 10 and go up a step at a time and see where you do best, though if your needs change so much you…"
Feb 25
Edam replied to Edam's discussion APAP or BIPAP
" Last month my 95% pressure varied from a minimum of 14.9 to a maximum of 19.8 this makes it rather difficult to set a range    I was thinking about setting it up to be a CPAP, which the S9 Autoset can do, but with the 95% pressure…"
Feb 22
Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion APAP or BIPAP
"Look for your 90% and set the low pressure just below that or on that figure and it should behave a lot better. It is 90% that most clinics set a CPAP at, this covers most events without undue pressure and a bit of discomfort. My ResMed machine was…"
Feb 22
Edam replied to Edam's discussion APAP or BIPAP
"Its not easy to get transferred to another local  hospital as I am finding out. Rather than getting a appointment for my local hospital ,which supplies Philips machines, I have been given a appointment for a London Sleep Clinic instead. I will…"
Feb 22
Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion APAP or BIPAP
"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,…"
Feb 18
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"
Feb 9
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Feb 6
Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion APAP or BIPAP
"An APAP with EPR is almost Bipap. The Sleep Centre would know from their readings if you would be better with another type of machine, if you had a home study you need to take it up with your GP and raise it with your Sleep Centre."
Feb 6
Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"EPR just reduces the pressure when you breathe out, this makes it easier to breathe out when on higher pressure. Current thought is that the higher setting the EPR is the higher pressure is required, however I have not found this, but it does affect…"
Feb 6
Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"I have found out why setting the EPR to 3 resolves the problem with high pressure . Setting the EPR to 3 smoothes out the waveform between exhale and inhale . I have read this about Remstar A flex but not Resmeds EPR. I have Sleepyhead graphs…"
Feb 4

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Maxine Chaplain left a comment for Karen Hamer
"Thank you Karen. Your suggestions are good and I will certainly give them a go. To be honest, I feel so good about life after years of fatigue that this just a minor problem. I'm sure I will crack it! I'm definitely going to try a silk…"
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Kath Hope replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"You could try that Maxine, but just a piece of material under the straps would at least let you know if it's the straps themselves causing the issue.  The softcap I mentioned is for using without the mask's headgear.  Good luck!…"
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Karen Hamer left a comment for Maxine Chaplain
"Hi Maxine - I also suffered similar problems,  and early on started to use a hair net. Not the sexiest of looks but it helps! You can buy sleep hair nets from High St chemists.. I also have a silk hair cap and a light jersey cap which I got off…"
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Maxine Chaplain replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Thank you for the reply, Kath. I had thought about making myself a cotton cap but have been putting it off thinking that I just don't need something else on my head during the night! I will give it a go and let you know. "
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Kath Hope replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Welcome Maxine and good you got diagnosed with such a severe case.  I wonder if the itchy scalp is due to the nights being hotter at the moment or if you've washed the straps with something that's causing an allergy.  If you…"
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Maxine Chaplain replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi everyone! I'm new to this forum and new to Sleep Apnoea. I was diagnosed a few weeks ago having 50+ events per night. I'm doing well with my Resmed machine and mask, however I wonder if anyone else suffers from an itchy scalp where the…"
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Eric Swindon posted a discussion

O.S.A. & B.H.P

Obviously I am an elderly male with enlarged prostate and have been on cpap for the last 13 years. My urologist has prescribed TAMUREX (Tamsulosin Hydrochloride) so I researched it and found this review "I'm a 58 years old. I used to get up 4 or 5…See More
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James Kilby replied to James Kilby's discussion Resmed airsence 10 - carry case - full face mask
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For Sale - Brand new S9 autoset heated H5i humidifier

brand new un-opened and surplus to requirements this is a brand new H5i humidifier water tank and heated attachment compartment, with a climate air tube, also not usedwould be ideal to replace older parts or keep as spares for your machine selling…See More
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James Kilby replied to James Kilby's discussion Resmed airsence 10 - carry case - full face mask
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Graham Carr replied to James Kilby's discussion Resmed airsence 10 - carry case - full face mask
"Hi, thanks for replying. I'm still interested in the Resmed unit. Where are you located?"
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"Still available Having trouble loading images this is the model and same face mask http://store.mainclinicsupply.com/resmed-cpap-airsense-10-p/airsense-10.htm#&panel1-6"
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Chris Vesey replied to Hazel Hall's discussion Mask
"Hi, My machine and mask is made by resumed, they recommend replacing the mask at 12 months. My stuff was supplied by queen's hospital, Burton upon trent but when I need anything replacing I just phone resumed and they send it and bill the…"
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Graham Carr replied to James Kilby's discussion Resmed airsence 10 - carry case - full face mask
"Hi James, I'm interested in getting a CPAP to see if it helps my sleep apnea. How much use has the CPAP had? Do you have any photos? Thanks"
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