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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.
"Andy, 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…"
Saturday
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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Auto-Adjusting CPAP
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Resmed S9 Escape
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Rod J Brunton posted a discussion

NEEDED: CPAP nasal pillow style mask & headgear - FX, DREAMWEAR or any similar style

Does anyone have a nasal pillow style mask & headgear they don't like or don't use? Mine vanished somewhere between Vancouver & Glasgow & I didn't notice till I got to Kirky.  I have a spare one at home, but that's not helping me while I…See More
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Andy Falconer replied to Andy Falconer's discussion First night with CPAP
"Hi Kath, I'm hoping the next few nights will see me get my AHI down further, but i'm also keen not to put too much pressure on the situation. I have to say i'm very impressed with the Hope2Sleep service so far, with regular updates…"
yesterday
Kath Hope replied to Andy Falconer's discussion First night with CPAP
"Hi Andy. That's a good first night and sounding positive already. You may find your AHI comes down over the next few nights. Ideally we're looking for it to be up to 5 which is classed as 'normal.'  Your other goods will be…"
yesterday
Andy Falconer posted a discussion

First night with CPAP

So last night was my first with my new CPAP machine (a Philips DreamStation with an Amara style mask), and got on surprisingly well. It took me a while to fall asleep and woke briefly a handful of times in the night but I would say it was very…See More
yesterday
Jonathan replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi 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…"
Sunday
Andy Falconer replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"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…"
Saturday
Jonathan replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi Andy 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…"
Saturday
Iain Noble replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Andy, 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…"
Saturday
Andy Falconer replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi everyone, 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…"
Friday
Andy Falconer is now a member of Hope2SleepGuide
Friday
Kath Hope replied to Linda's discussion Do charities take new surplus CPAP masks?
"Hi Linda 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…"
Dec 3
Sleep2snore replied to Judy Y's discussion Could I have developed Central Sleep Apnoea ?
"Hi Judy, Try drinking a glass if water before going to bed. Dehydration can play a part in the mornings."
Dec 2
Amanda Moore is now a member of Hope2SleepGuide
Nov 30
Judy Y replied to Judy Y's discussion Could I have developed Central Sleep Apnoea ?
"Hi again Kath, Just found how I can see Clear airway/Obstructed airway. So sorry for the previous question. It appears I have approx 80% obstructed. Thanks for your time, best regards"
Nov 28
Judy Y replied to Judy Y's discussion Could I have developed Central Sleep Apnoea ?
"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?"
Nov 28
Kath Hope replied to Judy Y's discussion Could I have developed Central Sleep Apnoea ?
"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…"
Nov 27
Judy Y posted a discussion

Could I have developed Central Sleep Apnoea ?

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
Nov 26
Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"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…"
Nov 25

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