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Sleep Apnea and DVLA
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Dear all,Sorry if I am posting this in wrong place..I am a new member to this forum. I am 35 years old and I have been recently diagnosed moderate to severe OSA and since then I have been trying to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kath Hope Jan 28.

 

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Kath Hope replied to George's discussion Sleep Apnea and DVLA
"Hi George The recovery for septoplasty was about a week from the worst of it, but it was over a year before the end of my nose stopped feeling numb and the numbness in my front teeth for about 6 months.  To be honest I'm not convinced the…"
Jan 28
George replied to George's discussion Sleep Apnea and DVLA
"Dear Kath, Thanks. May I ask how long will it take to recover from Septoplasty surgery?  Cheers, George"
Jan 25
John Wilkinson replied to George's discussion Sleep Apnea and DVLA
"Hi, I have recently started treatment for severe OSA and use a CPAP machine. After 3 weeks treatment my AHI went down from 42(severe) to 20 (moderate). I am due to visit my sleep clinic next week for my second review. Personally I feel to have…"
Jan 25
George replied to George's discussion Sleep Apnea and DVLA
"Hi Chris, I did inform DVLA after my CPAP started by submitting the SL1 form downloaded from online. After a month's wait DVLA got back to me saying I am ok to drive. I also informed by insurance as well. So It was not as scary as i…"
Jan 24
Kath Hope replied to George's discussion Sleep Apnea and DVLA
"Yes Chris, you did need to contact them.  They recently updated their policy on this.  With severe sleep apnoea you need reviewing every 3 years now, but it is clearer than it used to be.  Problem is, not everyone is aware of the…"
Jan 24
Kath Hope replied to George's discussion Sleep Apnea and DVLA
"Great update George, even though I'm late to see it.  I've had a drug-induced endoscopy....there's not many places who do that in the UK.  Mine was with Prof Bhik Kotecha in London.  He confirmed things we suspected and…"
Jan 24
Chris Vesey replied to George's discussion Sleep Apnea and DVLA
"Hi, The diagnosis from the consultant said score of 38.5, severe sleep apnea, must inform dvla. I phoned resmed who said now  I was being treated I did not need to inform dvla? I next phoned the dvla for advice as i had already written for a…"
Jan 23
George replied to George's discussion Sleep Apnea and DVLA
"Hi all, I thought to update you on my progress. I have been using CPAP for a while and it is going well. I had my second visit to sleep clinic and they said I am doing really well and adjusted my pressure to bring down the AHI below 5. I sent my SL1…"
Jan 15
Kath Hope replied to George's discussion Sleep Apnea and DVLA
"I George.  I can only tell you what I did....I immediately stopped driving (on advice of the sleep clinic and because I'd never have lived with myself if I'd caused an accident - my own Grandma was killed by a driver that…"
Oct 7, 2017
George replied to George's discussion Sleep Apnea and DVLA
"Dear Kath (or anyone), Do you have any comment or recommendation about how to inform DVLA? As I mentioned in the previous message, In many online pages, I was warned not to email or phone or fill in online form but post a letter. Any advices on…"
Oct 4, 2017
Kath Hope replied to George's discussion Sleep Apnea and DVLA
"You're welcome George, and shocked at the 26 weeks to wait, but good to know you're at least going to be eventually sorted out.  Keep us posted how things go."
Oct 4, 2017
George replied to George's discussion Sleep Apnea and DVLA
"Dear all, Thanks for being so supportive. Just to update you, I have had my CPAP clinic appointment this week and given a Dreamstation CPAP machine with mask covering nose and mouth. I am still getting used to sleeping with the mask and wake up…"
Oct 4, 2017

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Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"I trialled the Sleepweaver before it came out, I believe I still have it somewhere, but I could not get on with it then. I used a liner on the Dreamwear last night but still was too painful to use and had to change masks during the early hours..…"
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Kath Hope replied to Chris Vesey's discussion Cure for wind
"This is a common problem Sally, and especially when new to CPAP, irrespective of whatever machines people use.  It's definitely not just an Airsense 10 problem. If you've not clicked on the link I posted above in my reply to Chris…"
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Sally Gray replied to Chris Vesey's discussion Cure for wind
"Hi, it’s interesting to read Chris’s comment that the AirSense 10 has given him flatulence whereas his previous CPAP wasn’t a problem.  I’m new to using a CPAP and have been provided with an AirSense 10 which I’m…"
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Kath Hope replied to Bob Blair's discussion So Clean sanitiser
"I'm not aware of finance, and we at the Hope2Sleep Charity certainly couldn't offer this unfortunately.  However, if you have a Paypal account then you can apply for Paypal Credit which is offered for products over £150 I…"
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Kyla Davies replied to Bob Blair's discussion So Clean sanitiser
"Hi Kath In relation to the Soclean do you know if any finance is available to purchase one of these machines? I do not mind spending that amount on one but would be very helpful especially this time of year to purchase one on a finance…"
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Kath Hope replied to Bob Blair's discussion So Clean sanitiser
"Great to hear this Andy Just as importantly they will help prevent gum disease from dry mouth (plus less dental bills)."
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Andy Dykes replied to Bob Blair's discussion So Clean sanitiser
"Tried one Xylimelts last night. Best sleep in ages. No waking up with a terrible dry mouth. Very pleased thank you"
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Kath Hope replied to Bob Blair's discussion So Clean sanitiser
"Thanks for supporting our charity with your order Andy, and they'll be sent out tomorrow.  I love the Beaumont Citrus Wipes and have tried all the others, and these are definitely the best.  I use them everyday. Hope you find the…"
Sep 11
Andy Dykes replied to Bob Blair's discussion So Clean sanitiser
"Have just placed an order for some mask wipes and the mouth discs. Thanks for the recommendation of the discs, fingers crossed."
Sep 11
Kath Hope replied to Bob Blair's discussion So Clean sanitiser
"The SoClean will never be supplied by the NHS as they can't afford to give out products like this.  We have the SoClean at the charity at the price we've been told it has to be sold for…"
Sep 11
Andy Dykes replied to Bob Blair's discussion So Clean sanitiser
"Thank you for quick reply. The advert was on TV again this afternoon with a web address that links to an Amazon site. After a bit of research I have found a UK seller for £245 with 30 day return. Still not convinced so called my Respiratory…"
Sep 11
Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"I am sure they are not, but a lt of people tend to tighten their masks up to tightly. A lot more than they need to to stop leaks, I was no exception at the start, if it leaked, tighten it more, but this was not the answer.  New mask the correct…"
Sep 11
Kath Hope replied to Bob Blair's discussion So Clean sanitiser
"I still haven't seen the advert Andy, but lots of people are contacting us about purchasing.  First and foremost, whether with the SoClean or not, it is important to keep our equipment cleaned.  You're doing the right thing…"
Sep 10
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Sep 10
Andy Dykes replied to Bob Blair's discussion So Clean sanitiser
"Oh dear. Looks like I'm in trouble! I have used a CPAP machine for more than 10 years (not the same one) and currently have a Remstar System One SE. Have just seen an advert on TV for the SoClean which got me wondering how often are you…"
Sep 10
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Sep 10
Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"The only trouble is that both the Amara View and the Dreamwear are too painful to wear. The part of the cushion separating the mouth area from the nose cuts in!! to the base of my nose and partly into my nostrils."
Sep 9
Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"Good detective work."
Sep 8
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