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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
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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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Mar 18
Lee replied to Lee's discussion DreamWear full face
"Well I turned EPR on and tried the mask again last night, but again I stopped breathing which woke me up gasping for air. It seems to happen just after or not long after I drop off, after the third time I changed mask back to original one and went…"
Mar 18
Kath Hope replied to Lee's discussion DreamWear full face
"Sorry for the delay as I managed to get myself locked out of the forum lol.  Please don't be messing with the pressures and contact your hospital if your wife has noticed you looking gray.  Perhaps go back to a different mask until…"
Mar 15
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
Lee replied to Lee's discussion DreamWear full face
"Hi thanks for the reply’s I will look at this as the wife said I was gray yesterday and after looking at the instructions again it says about the symptoms I had to not use and talk to my clinic so a bit worried. I used my other full face mask…"
Mar 15
Sleep2snore replied to Lee's discussion DreamWear full face
"I would say if you have the Ramp Start enabled to make it start at a higher pressure.  Check also if you are using a big enough cushion as this is a common mistake.  Same with Nasal Pillows, people tend too use a size to small. Check you…"
Mar 14
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
Kath Hope replied to Lee's discussion DreamWear full face
"Hi Lee.  Sorry to hear you're still having problems with masks.  It's not normal to feel there's not enough air with the DreamWear as that mask usually give people the opposite sensation of feeling more pressure than…"
Mar 13
Lee posted a discussion

DreamWear full face

Hi all I’m having trouble with my DreamWear full face mask,I’ve spent a long time getting the fit right but I have two problems 1. The bit between my nostrils somehow hurts it’s bearable but I would sooner not have the pain and 2. I have to breathe…See More
Mar 13
Sleep2snore replied to SleepyHead's discussion NHS or Private to get diagnosis to determine treatment
"How are you getting on, any progress?"
Mar 5
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
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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
John Brown is now a member of Hope2SleepGuide
Mar 2
SleepyHead replied to SleepyHead's discussion NHS or Private to get diagnosis to determine treatment
"Thank you - that is very helpful"
Feb 26
Sleep2snore replied to SleepyHead's discussion NHS or Private to get diagnosis to determine treatment
"Private and will not be cheap!  London Sleep Clinic (PRIVATE) London Bridge Hospital  know nothing about this one. Sleep & Snoring Institute  Know nothing about this one either, If you are near London try getting to one of the…"
Feb 25
Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion APAP or BIPAP
"Sleepyhead YouTube.  Sleepyhead on YouTube"
Feb 25

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