I was a mouth breather. I also slept flat on my stomach. I now sleep on my side, and with a nose-only mask rapidly learned to keep my trap shut at night :) The airway through my nose has significantly improved, which makes…"
"Thank you both for the welcome and the advice! I've read a lot about the humidifiers, so I suspect this will be one of the first things I will purchase.
I'm a mouth breather, so I'm hoping the hospital will provide a full mask when I…"
Sorry you've had a rough ride. How times change. My sleep study 10 years ago was just a finger pulse thing, and a camera. I had 86 events per hour. I guess we're all different, but the first night with my…"
Sorry you have had so little support from the NHS. We have an excellent sleep clinic here in Cleveland.
You won't have to surrender your driving licence but you will have to tell them if you are diagnosed with sleep apnea.
Once you are…"
I'm Andy and I am currently in the process of being diagnosed with OSA (I suspect), with an appointment at the Royal Stoke Uni Hospital to be fitted for a CPAP machine this coming Monday.
So far it has taken 12 months from…"
I just wanted to say thanks for sending us your surplus cushions and headgear. We've already given out one of the cushions to someone who was struggling with a split cushion. We really do appreciate this and so did the…"
"Thanks for your answer Kath. The app I have is Philips Dreamapper . It tells me minimum/maximam/ 90% pressure, My AHI and mask fit, Hours usage. I cant see anything about obstructive or centrals. Is my app out of date, or my machine?"
"I don't think those symptoms are specific to central sleep apnoea. Your app should tell you if those apnoeas are obstructive or centrals. It sometimes says 'CA.' Sometimes when people first wake it takes a…"
HiI was diagnosed with severe sleep apnoea Jan 2017 after hiring a device from Hope2sleep. Think I had this problem for around 10 years. I eventually got my cpap machine in August 2017. I have had a few ups and downs, and had my machine adjusted a…See More
"Im on Warfarin for life because of leg DVT,s and Warfarin would be stopped 5 days before the operation. This could leave me at risk of another DVT.. Also the last time my Warfarin was stopped I has to self inject Heparin so my belly turned into a…"
"Hi Linda. Due to the way some of the manufacturer package their masks, eg multiple sizes of cushions, some clinics just hand the whole pack out to the patients, and then there are others that are more resourceful in that they take out the…"
"Thanks Kath and I will forward the spare masks on as you have suggested. It seems very wasteful that my NHS provider gives me a pack which I believe costs well over £100 when I only require one mask. Do you know if this is…"
"I think the combination of nasal polyps ,deviated septum and COPD is too much for the Resmed to sort out.
The polyp in my left nostril does act like a one way valve and closes on exhale which may explain why the EPR increase helps. It looks like the…"
"Hummmm! That just shouldn't work!
There must be something unique to the way you breath when sleeping confusing the machine.
It is all a bit strange and a bit confusing! The Resperonics machines are slightly slower to respond, so it…"