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Dreamwear mask
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HiLongtime readers of this forum may remember I've lamented the discontinuation of the Respironics Comfort Curve mask.  It was like no other, with a nasal pillow without prongs that sat under the…Continue

Tags: Review, Mask, Dreamwear, Respironics

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jonathan Aug 1, 2016.

3D printing
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Here's an interesting article which hints at what the future may hold…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kath Hope Sep 2, 2014.

Finding a new mask
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HiI started out a few years ago, with my NHS-issued Respironics ComfortGel mask.  On my search for a better mask, I found an on-line guide (no longer available, alas) which asked for various detailed…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kath Hope Sep 2, 2014.

APAP versus CPAP
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Hi I have just switched from a Respironics CPAP machine to a DeVilbiss APAP machine.  What a difference! I have had a lactose intolerance for longer than I have been on CPAP therapy.  The intolerance…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kath Hope Jan 6, 2014.

 

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Latest Activity

Jonathan replied to John's discussion Airsense 10 -humidifier runs dry
"I did replace the tank in my SleepCube, and had to regularly take the silicone sealing gasket out and give it a goof clean, but not infrequently found it standing in a pool of water in the morning.  The machine sat on a tray because of…"
Mar 26
Jonathan replied to Frances Knight's discussion Air Sense 10 - changing pressure settings
"Ramble alert!  My history is that I spent part of each week at a different location, so bought a second machine identical to my fixed pressure NHS machine and set it up to match using the clinician menu.  This was a very long time…"
Mar 12
Jonathan replied to Frances Knight's discussion Air Sense 10 - changing pressure settings
"This is NOT a recommendation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNUWhd2UgQM"
Mar 11
Jonathan replied to Sue Reeves's discussion A few questions..
"If you have a helpful GP, I would ask them to re-refer you to the sleep clinic."
Mar 3
Jonathan replied to John's discussion Airsense 10 -humidifier runs dry
"I previously had a DeVilbiss Sleepcube and the dehumidifier did sometimes run dry.  On the other hand I now have an AirSense 10 and it never runs dry, and I've had the humidity turned up high."
Feb 26
Jonathan replied to Jenny Wren's discussion Feeling Abandoned by the Sleep Clinic
"Hello It seems you can check with Philips Respironics whether your machine is affected by the recall https://www.philipssrcupdate.expertinquiry.com/?ulang=en Hopefully it's not one of the problem machines, and at least you will know that your…"
Feb 5
Jonathan replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hello, I was diagnosed about the same time as you, and also found CPAP therapy live-changing.  My original machine was an NHS issue Respironics, with no reporting or logging of data.  After a throat infection which wouldn't go away, I…"
Feb 5
Jonathan replied to Dave Austin's discussion My Apnoea / CPAP journey
"I was a mouth breather, but was given a nasal mask, and had to keep my mouth shut!(*)  I did try a chin strap to keep my mouth shut but I couldn't tolerate it.  I would say I got used to the nasal mask very quickly.  I was…"
Jan 28
Jonathan replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi I was falling asleep in the barber's chair, and even the dentist's chair.  That's not "a bit tired".  But the good news is that CPAP has totally fixed my sleep apnoea. It'd be nice to speak to people who…"
Jan 28
Jonathan replied to Christine Woods's discussion Hose and community hospital bed question
"Amazon.com will deliver to the UK, but I understand this isn't ideal."
Jan 7
Jonathan replied to Christine Woods's discussion Hose and community hospital bed question
"Would something like this work? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B098N8TJS6"
Jan 7
Jonathan replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Welcome.  I was diagnosed in 2009 at 80+ events per hour, but was discharged by the sleep clinic many years ago, on the basis that I was "self managing".  I bought an APAP machine, which allows me to see how well I am doing, and…"
Mar 22, 2022
Jonathan updated their profile
Mar 22, 2022
Jonathan replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"I know nothing about TMJ, and have no experience with this Sleepweaver mask https://www.cpap.com/productpage/sleepweaver-anew-full-face-cpap-mask but might that work for you?  I carry a Sleepweaver nasal mask when I am travelling as an…"
Nov 24, 2021
Jonathan replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"After many (many!) years on CPAP, I can now open my mouth and even talk, whilst the CPAP is blowing air up my nose.  I guess it's trained my airways."
Aug 24, 2021
Jonathan replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"I use a Respironics DreamWear mask which doesn't go near the bridge of my nose.  Different masks suit different folk."
Aug 23, 2021

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Auto-Adjusting CPAP
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DeVilBiss Intellipap (SleepCube)
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At 0:12 on September 15, 2012, Kath Hope said…

Great to see you've joined us on here Jonathan.  Hope you find the forum beneficial to you and look forward to your posts.  If you'd like to introduce yourself to the others, this post is a good place to start... http://hope2sleepguide.co.uk/forum/topics/welcome-from-kath-mike

Best Wishes and Good Sleep!

Kath

 
 
 

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Kath Hope replied to Becky Murkin's discussion noisy humidifier normal?
"It sounds like you're getting rainout issues (condensation) so here's an article to help with this. www.hope2sleep.co.uk/water-in-the-mask-hose-known-as-rainout"
Tuesday
Becky Murkin posted a discussion

noisy humidifier normal?

Hello,I have an air sense 10 auto.When I have the humidifier and the heated tube plugged in it makes a sort of drumming noise. Like that at the gallows in films.Is this normal? It wakes me up  and I have to give up and switch off  for the night.See More
Tuesday
John posted a discussion

Dentists in Hull that know about Mewing ?

I was wondering if there are any dentists in Hull who know about John & Mike Mew, and changing jaw shape over time?I could add that I saw an ENT consultant recently and she said jaw shape, malocclusion, is genetic, which has become a debatable…See More
Apr 9
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Apr 3
Jonathan replied to John's discussion Airsense 10 -humidifier runs dry
"I did replace the tank in my SleepCube, and had to regularly take the silicone sealing gasket out and give it a goof clean, but not infrequently found it standing in a pool of water in the morning.  The machine sat on a tray because of…"
Mar 26
John posted a discussion

Nasal valve collapse

Does anyone have any experience of nasal valve collapse?Wondering if I have this but I don't know what the norm is.Been trying widgets that hold the nose open and it's like night and day.See More
Mar 24
John replied to John's discussion Airsense 10 -humidifier runs dry
"Wow it's the other way round for me.I found with the Sleepcube I'd often have a good bit of water still there in the morning. Today I woke up with a dry tank on the Resmed again and it's not on full heat or flow. I got it on 6…"
Mar 24
Becky Murkin posted a discussion

F20 AirFit small marking bridge of nose

Please help or give advice all wise people on here.I have had the Resmed F20 AirFit small mask for over a month. Seals yet…See More
Mar 19
Frances Knight replied to Frances Knight's discussion Air Sense 10 - changing pressure settings
"A very helpful reply Jonathan. I found the pressure setting for the full face mask to be too high when I changed to a nasal mask, but perhaps I should have persisted? I'll try again and I'll also discuss with the clinic whether an APAP…"
Mar 13
Jonathan replied to Frances Knight's discussion Air Sense 10 - changing pressure settings
"Ramble alert!  My history is that I spent part of each week at a different location, so bought a second machine identical to my fixed pressure NHS machine and set it up to match using the clinician menu.  This was a very long time…"
Mar 12
Frances Knight replied to Frances Knight's discussion Air Sense 10 - changing pressure settings
"Thanks Jonathan - I had seen the YouTube video. My question is really about the experience of people who have control of their pressure settings, for example those people who have bought their machines directly and not obtained them through an NHS…"
Mar 12
Jonathan replied to Frances Knight's discussion Air Sense 10 - changing pressure settings
"This is NOT a recommendation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNUWhd2UgQM"
Mar 11
Frances Knight posted a discussion

Air Sense 10 - changing pressure settings

I have been successfully using my air sense 10 since OSA diagnosis, and my AHI is now under 2. I had an appointment with my clinic this week and have been told there is no need for further appointments and just to contact them if I need supplies or…See More
Mar 11
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Mar 4
Jonathan replied to Sue Reeves's discussion A few questions..
"If you have a helpful GP, I would ask them to re-refer you to the sleep clinic."
Mar 3
Sue Reeves posted a discussion

A few questions..

A quick bit of backgroundDiagnosed with OSA about 7/8 years ago by my local sleep clinic and given a F &P Icon CPAP.  After a couple of follow-up appts to sort out any issues, I was sent on my merry way. I have had no further face to face…See More
Mar 3
Jonathan replied to John's discussion Airsense 10 -humidifier runs dry
"I previously had a DeVilbiss Sleepcube and the dehumidifier did sometimes run dry.  On the other hand I now have an AirSense 10 and it never runs dry, and I've had the humidity turned up high."
Feb 26
John posted a discussion

Airsense 10 -humidifier runs dry

Hi. I'm finding the Airsense 10 the hospital gave me, the humidifier chamber runs dry. It's not even on max settings, which I'm guessing would empty it a lot quicker. Seems like a big design oversight to me. Does anyone else have this trouble? The…See More
Feb 26
David Hudson posted a discussion

Decline in hearing

HiI have regular, well yearly check ups at work. One being a hearing test. Since having my cpap machine my hearing has declined rapidly in 1 ear.....could this be as a result of pressure? I believe I'm on 15cm p max h2o. I just use a nasal…See More
Feb 26

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