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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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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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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
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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"
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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"
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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…"
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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."
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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
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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. "
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