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Cleaning masks and other equipment?
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I have only just worked out how to take my humidifier tank apart after nearly 2 years. The brown sludge on the bottom was pretty disgusting and probably explains why the air from the pump smelled so…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jonathan Jan 9, 2017.

 

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Iain Noble replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi Sharon, You don't say what brand of mask you are using? I have this one http://tinyurl.com/yc6nfu9k and provided I adjust the straps correctly it functions very well. You may also find a custom CPAP pillow helps."
Jul 4
Iain Noble replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"You need to get an appointment at your local hospital's sleep unit. They will fit you with a sensor on your finger that you wear overnight to measure oxygen saturation and pulse rate. The results will show if you have sleep apnea. Then you can…"
Dec 6, 2017
Iain Noble replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"This seems to be a common problem. http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic/t92805/search.php?keywords=no+neck+strap FWIW I wear a Quattro FX full face mask and have not problems with the straps. http://tinyurl.com/y7n8fny2 Regards, Iain Noble"
Sep 3, 2017
Iain Noble replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Pete, I know what you mean about the claustrophobia. I suffered the same when I first starting using a mask. All I can say is keep at it, the feeling will wear off and now I can't actually get to sleep unless I am wearing the mask. If you are…"
May 18, 2017
Iain Noble replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi, You don't say what type of mask you are using at present and what specific problems it is causing you? As for your long haul flight you will need a letter from your doctor, sleep clnic etc. to say the pimp is medical equipment and that it…"
May 15, 2017
Jonathan replied to Iain Noble's discussion Cleaning masks and other equipment?
"I empty my tank every morning (it splits in two) and leave it to dry.  I have a water softener (and previously used bottled water) and lime scale isn't much of a problem.  Once in a while I tip some vinegar in to the tank and give it…"
Jan 9, 2017
Iain Noble replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome from Kath & Mike - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here
"You don't provide a lot of information about your problem. Have you consulted your local doctor? In my case I was tired all the time and my wife complained of my loud snoring. My sister pointed out that as well as snoring very loudly I was…"
May 20, 2016
Iain Noble replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome from Kath & Mike - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here
"It would probably help the nice folks n here to help you if you mentioned which model of machine you are using? Also where you are in the world? In the meantime checkout http://www.cpap.com/cpap-hose.php"
May 21, 2015
Iain Noble replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome from Kath & Mike - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here
"Dear Folks, I am not sure if there is such a thing as a "typical" sleep apnea sufferer?"
Apr 25, 2015
Iain Noble is now a member of Hope2SleepGuide
Apr 24, 2015

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My Interest in Sleep Apnoea
I have Sleep Apnoea
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Auto-Adjusting CPAP
If Machine Being Used, What Make? (e.g., Respironics M Series with A-Flex Auto-Adjusting CPAP)
Resmed S9 Escape
If Mask Being Used, What Type? (e.g., ResMed Activa Nasal Mask)
Resmed Quattro FX

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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
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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
Sleep2snore replied to Chris Vesey's discussion Insurance
"To be honest, I never thought about what would happen if it was stolen or damaged while away!"
Jul 6
Sleep2snore replied to Chris Vesey's discussion Insurance
"The best thing is to ask your clinic, they all appear to work their own way, also if you are going abroad it is worth checking if it is still covered.  If not you might feel better if it were covered by insurance.  Ask if your home…"
Jul 6
Sleep2snore replied to Neil Jay's discussion Remstar M series repair?
"I went off on a tangent when my brain stopped working. Philips R|esperonics Customer Support Centre (Repairs and Maintenance) 0870 532 9741"
Jul 6
sharon replied to sharon's discussion struggling with CPAP
"thank you, i will try the suggestions, I reaaly appreciate the help Sharron"
Jul 6
Kath Hope replied to Neil Jay's discussion Remstar M series repair?
"I don't think Resmed would repair a Respironics machine Sleep2Snore although I could be wrong."
Jul 5
Sleep2snore replied to sharon's discussion struggling with CPAP
"You might need to try a good few masks before you fine one that works for and with you. Once you find one they will stop making it next week if your luck is like mine! Contact your clinic and check it is not to big or get another mask. Also make…"
Jul 5
Sleep2snore replied to Neil Jay's discussion Remstar M series repair?
"I think it is a Humidifier not a Dehumidifier but that is an easy mistake to make. The humidifier is controlled from inside the machine and as far as I know, the only repairer is ResMed UK. Someone tell me otherwise! The other option and maybe…"
Jul 5
Kath Hope replied to Neil Jay's discussion Remstar M series repair?
"I've not heard of any repairers here in the UK.  If it's the System One Remstar and it's under 2 years old it has a 2-year manufacturer's warranty.  If you got it from your hospital they will change it for you."
Jul 5
Neil Jay posted a discussion

Remstar M series repair?

I have a RemStarAuto M Series CPAP machine with a dehumidifier. The dehumidifier has stopped working. I have dome some testing and the humidifier works when hooked up to another Remstar so the fault is somewhere in the main device. I have tested the…See More
Jul 5
sharon replied to sharon's discussion struggling with CPAP
"thank you, I will look at the liners"
Jul 5

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