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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.
"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
Treatment Being Used, If Any
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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Sleep2snore replied to Bethany's discussion Help for the hubby
"The two things that come to mind is diabetes and low blood pressure.  Though I think they would have checked for diabetes, a sudden drop in blood pressure is more difficult to catch.  Has he had his heart checked?  Also there is a…"
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Bethany replied to Bethany's discussion Help for the hubby
"Thank you for the welcome.  It can get very frustrating, especially when we hear stories like yours with a very long fight before getting any actual diagnosis. We have feeling that we are also going to be on a very long road before we find…"
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Bethany replied to Bethany's discussion Help for the hubby
"His CPAP machine is currently set at 7.5cmph, it was originally a little lower but after his check up they advised to increase it. He has follow ups with a sleep doctor every 3 months for the first year (unless we are having problems then we can go…"
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Sleep2snore replied to Mags's discussion What is a good oxygen Oximeter
"You should have got the manual with the Airsense 10 Autoset? If you didn't get it AIRSENSE RANGE MANUAL . pdf"
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Sleep2snore replied to Chris Vesey's discussion What pressures?
"I hope they set the low pressure up and that it is not left 4 to 20. I find a lot of people is given machines set up like this and that is not really good. It is not recommended that you shift the pressures on an NHS machine, the clinic will not be…"
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Sleep2snore replied to Bethany's discussion Help for the hubby
"Is it a CPAP machine with a fixed pressure he has? It might be that a fixed pressure machine is not the right one for him or he may have a complicated Sleep Apnoea, in other words there are other things going on other than just his throat…"
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Kath Hope replied to Chris Vesey's discussion What pressures?
"Hi Chris I think you mean 'APAP' rather than 'acap' and if so, it will have automatic pressures.  It's not really recommended to alter your own pressures, and people only usually do that in desperation if they…"
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Kath Hope replied to Bethany's discussion Help for the hubby
"Welcome to our forum Bethany, but so sorry to read of what you're both going through.  Glad your husband's severe sleep apnoea got picked up finally and at least you know he's on good treatment for that.  However, it's…"
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Bethany posted a discussion

Help for the hubby

Hello everyone, I am hoping that maybe someone out there has been through what my husband is currently having to deal with. Three years ago my husband randomly collapsed at his place of work (hes an engineer and works with machinery so naturally him…See More
Jun 5
Chris Vesey posted a discussion

What pressures?

Hi,I was given my resmed airsense 10 by the hospital and instructed in its use. At no time were pressures mentioned and i have read of people altering the pressures. As mine is an acap does this mean that the pressure is set automatically by the…See More
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Mags replied to Mags's discussion What is a good oxygen Oximeter
"Thanks Kath Will have a look in the morning and let you know"
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Kath Hope replied to Mags's discussion What is a good oxygen Oximeter
"The Airsense Autoset does show the data in you look in the 'Sleep Report' section on your screen you can then scroll down to AHI and should also be able to see leakage.  If you can't see the AHI then it means the hospital have…"
Jun 4
Mags replied to Mags's discussion What is a good oxygen Oximeter
"The Machine is Res Med AirSense 10 AutoSet"
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Kath Hope replied to Mags's discussion What is a good oxygen Oximeter
"It does sound to me like the hospital perhaps don't realise what is out there to help us all  Margaret, because some of our hospitals even supply liners, and many that don't refer people to our charity for them.  I use them…"
Jun 3

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