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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 Edam Jul 9.

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 Edam Apr 29.

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.

Amara view mask
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I am thinking about buying a Amara View mask as the Simplus I use is giving me problems with the forehead support.Using the fitting gauge my nose measures as a medium but this measures the depth of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by N Feb 18.

 

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Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"Using the Quatro Air is certainly working. My 95% pressures are still below 15 and also Im getting a much better sleep. I think the reason its working is that the inlet is lower on the Quatro Air and is also directed downwards. This direction of…"
Jul 9
Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"Using the Quatro Air my 95% pressures have been about 14.5 for 2 nights with no major peaks in pressure. .I have bought the  Quatro Fx which I used to use in the past and I will see how that goes tonight"
Jun 28
Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"I thought you would say that. I tried one in the past and have been trying out the bits I kept today but no way, Im trying out a old Quattro Air tonight as it seems to stop my jaw from moving"
Jun 25
Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"Fisher and Paykel HC452 Oracle"
Jun 25
Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"A possible answer for the problem with high pressure is that my mouth is shutting during the night. As my nose is partially blocked by polyps and a deviated septum the airflow is restricted so the machine keeps upping the pressure until I open my…"
Jun 25
Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"So if she didn't deal with COPD or Sleep Apnoea what did she deal with? I think it is a simple case of the steroids keeping your airways in the lungs open when you are using your cpap. A collar might keep you from restricting your own…"
May 31
Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"The visit to the nurse was a complete waste of time as she did not deal with patients with COPD or let alone Sleep Apnea. In March I was prescribed oral steroids as I had a flare up and my AHI was zero for 3 nights in a row. So that does suggest ,…"
May 31
Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"A Chin strap would be no use!!!!! as I  have to breath through my mouth as the flow of air through my nose is restricted my polyps and a deviated septum . That is why I have to use a full face mask. Im wondering that as the air is being…"
May 30
Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"I have just ordered a soft collar from China, bit of a gamble bit for £2.89p and free postage it is worth a try, I do not want to pay British prices just to try one.  I will report back on the quality (which it my not be good, but what do…"
May 30
Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"Always worth a try and it is always an alternative to a chin strap which will only hold your mouth shut, but the ones supplied from a sleep clinic are usually single strap ones that just slip on the head and tend to be stretch type material which is…"
May 30
Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"I think you may be on to something with the positional sleeping. This could well explain the red patch on the top of my chest and underneath my chin. I will try a different pillow tonight until I can get a collar. Thanks"
May 30
Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"The other thing that can affect is positional sleeping, if you tuck your chin towards your chest when sleeping. Trouble with this is you don't know you are doing it as you are sleeping and it is usually in the middle of the night when others…"
May 29
Edam replied to Chris Vesey's discussion Medistron batteries
"I bought a power cord and battery pack to use on the Philips Remstar so I could go night fishing. Then the hospital changed me over to a Resmed S9 which is 24v No more night fishing"
May 27
Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"I have been using   Remstar and S9 APAP,s for about 9 years now and my COPD was diagnosed at the same time. A consultant wanted to stop my Steroid inhaler completely as my COPD was not bad enough to require it but the nurse just…"
May 22
Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"Well the inhaler makes the lungs open up and if anything the dryness from a CPAP will dry them up and shut them down again. I am no doctor, but if you needed an inhaler before CPAP you would certainly need one after you start. Why did they cut you…"
May 22
Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion Twisted strap ouchhh!!
"What kind of strap is it, is it a cloth one or a silicone one? If it is a cloth one you could sew a strip along it to give it a bit more rigidity/stiffness. If it is a plastic one or a silicone one you could sew a bit of fabric round it to make it…"
May 22

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Kath Hope replied to Alan Burt's discussion Painful, dry nose
"PS  Sterimar is a popular spray people try first as it contains only natural ingredients."
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Kath Hope replied to Alan Burt's discussion Painful, dry nose
"Welcome to the forum David It's very common for nasal dryness and good you didn't suffer from it previously.  The humidifier should sort this for you, but in the meantime you can try a Saline spray as it's better to use those…"
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Alan Burt posted a discussion

Painful, dry nose

Greetings everyone. I'm new to the forum and came across it whilst doing an internet search on CPAP.It looks like a very supportive and resourceful place to be. I use a Resmed S9 (upgraded from an S8 two weeks ago) with a nasal mask. My pressure has…See More
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Sleep2snore replied to Ann Murch's discussion New by wondering what to do next
"You're welcome."
Aug 8
Ann Murch replied to Ann Murch's discussion New by wondering what to do next
"That was great.  I am confident I can now sort out the problem and start getting a good nights sleep.  Thank you"
Aug 8
Sleep2snore replied to Ann Murch's discussion New by wondering what to do next
"Here is a YouTube Clinical video for the Devilbiss SLEEPCUBE clinical settings. https://youtu.be/V8pns9BYn64 It might be easier to watch, shows how to set up pressures etc. https://youtu.be/V8pns9BYn64"
Aug 8
Sleep2snore replied to Ann Murch's discussion New by wondering what to do next
"Make sure you have SmartFlex turned on, this will drop the pressure when you breath out. You didn't say what model you have, but as pressure was rising it must at least be Automatic. If you look in the manual it will tell you how to get into…"
Aug 8
Sleep2snore replied to Cathy's discussion New full face mask
"If it works for you use it. They are a bit quieter I am told so on its own will help, but comfort is the name of the game and if it fits the bill........ Glad you found a mask that works for you."
Aug 8
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Ann Murch posted a discussion

New by wondering what to do next

Hi,my name is Ann and I stumbled across this site when looking to see where I could sell my CPAP machine but after reading some discussions, I now think that I may be better keeping it. I bought the  Sleep Cube as it was fully automatic and as I…See More
Jul 16
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Jul 14
Cathy posted a discussion

New full face mask

Hi, I’ve been using the ResMed mirage Quattro since I was as diagnosed5 years ago. I’ve always hated it and found it so uncomfortable. Last week I bought myself a ResMed  airfit F20 with quiet air and it’s the best thing ever. Nothing covering my…See More
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John Wilkinson replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi Sharon, I have been using a Cpap machine for 7 months. I too struggled with a full face mask (Simplus as issued by sleep clinic) but I changed from a large to medium size mask and it is a lot more comfortable and, because it fits better, I…"
Jul 9
Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"Using the Quatro Air is certainly working. My 95% pressures are still below 15 and also Im getting a much better sleep. I think the reason its working is that the inlet is lower on the Quatro Air and is also directed downwards. This direction of…"
Jul 9
Eric Swindon added a discussion to the group Buy-Sell-Swap
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Unused Masks for sale

 I am offering these never used masks (all in original packaging with User Manuals) for half the current retail price (check them at www.eu-pap.co.uk) , that is £50 or £60 including shipping within the U.K. …See More
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Trina replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Thanks for accepting me! I am new to the sleep apnea world, but suspect I have had it for many, many years. It was just diagnosed as many of things. "
Jul 7

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