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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 Edam Aug 10.

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 Double inhaling
"After over 2 years of visiting the hospital and Resmed and with many posts on various forums I have found the answer. Use my inhaler 4 hours later Simple !!!"
Aug 10
Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"I would go for an S10 if you get offered it, it is a more compact machine."
Aug 10
Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"EDAM SAID:  "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 is not the first time I have seen someone reporting a ResMed S9/S10 going to 20 and staying there! I…"
Aug 10
Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"You are pretty close to say its a asthma attack"
Aug 8
Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"You are pretty close to say its a asthma attack"
Aug 8
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

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CPAP Machine - ResMed AirSense 10 Autoset. Like new.

CPAP Machine - ResMed AirSense 10 Autoset. I bought this while waiting for the NHS to issue me one, it's about a 6 month wait where I live. This is the same machine that the NHS use except it automatically sets the air pressure. Everything here to…See More
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Kath Hope replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"A belated welcome Andrew and you're definitely not alone.  It won't be long before some of your friends and family get diagnosed due to how common sleep apnoea is, and it's you who'll be helping them :)  As Jonathan has…"
Aug 13
Jonathan replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi Thankfully I do not suffer from claustrophobia, but I did start off (over 10 years ago) with a big bulky mask.  I soon purchased my own mask which was much more minimal.  Currently I am using a Dreamwear…"
Aug 10
mark peters replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi Andrew, I got my CPAP, Christmas Eve 2012 and the first time I wore my mask, my claustrophobia kicked in big time, so you have my sympathy. I ended up on sleeping tablets and I’m still on them now . It’s been the only way I’ve…"
Aug 10
Andrew Mitchell replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi All, Thanks for allowing me to join it is very much appreciated. I was diagnosed with sleep apnoea about 8 months ago and I received my ResMed machine about 6 weeks ago, so everything is still a bit new. I am also claustrophobic which has made…"
Aug 10
Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"After over 2 years of visiting the hospital and Resmed and with many posts on various forums I have found the answer. Use my inhaler 4 hours later Simple !!!"
Aug 10
Sleep2snore replied to Hazel Hall's discussion Mask
"I forgot to say that my last mask is showing signs of fatigue after a year and a half, so I got a replacement to use right away if it fails,.  I like to have a back-up."
Aug 10
Sleep2snore replied to Hazel Hall's discussion Mask
"Some manufacturers recommend replacing a mask every 6 months, but then they would wouldn't they? More money in it for them. I have had a mask for several years and as long as it is kept clean or does not go off colour it is fine. If you feel…"
Aug 10
Sleep2snore replied to Eric Swindon's discussion O.S.A. & B.H.P
"It may have affected him this way, but it may have no effect on others. Did he get medical advice before he posted this statement? If you are taking this drug and it is affecting you, go back to your doctor and get something else or get the doctors…"
Aug 10
Sleep2snore replied to Eric Swindon's discussion Repeated air blowing out of mouth
"Any improvement?"
Aug 10
Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"I would go for an S10 if you get offered it, it is a more compact machine."
Aug 10
Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"EDAM SAID:  "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 is not the first time I have seen someone reporting a ResMed S9/S10 going to 20 and staying there! I…"
Aug 10
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Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"You are pretty close to say its a asthma attack"
Aug 8
Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"You are pretty close to say its a asthma attack"
Aug 8
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Eric Swindon replied to Eric Swindon's discussion Repeated air blowing out of mouth
"Thank you Kath, only just home and will do all the things you suggested well before bedtime. What you mentioned is so simple and easy, I have plenty of supplies so can replace if checks don't reveal anything and see if there is a difference.…"
Aug 4

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