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Apnea and muscle weakness?
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I hired a sleep apnea test from hope 2 sleep in January this year, and it showed I had severe sleep apnea. My GP finally believed me and refered me to a hospital sleep clinic, which I attented in…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kath Hope Jun 24, 2017.

 

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Kath Hope replied to Judy Y's discussion Apnea and muscle weakness?
"Yes, mixed feelings are understandable at the thought of sleeping with a mask on, but once you feel the benefits of the therapy then you'll not want to sleep without it. Make a note or download this page from the website with tips for when you…"
Jun 24, 2017
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Jun 23, 2017
Judy Y replied to Judy Y's discussion Apnea and muscle weakness?
"Hi Kath, Thank you for replying so quickly, and appreciate the time taken to answer. I cant wait to try the cpap machine, although at the same time I am not looking forward to it either.. I did have a date in June to go to the sleep clinic to get…"
Jun 23, 2017
Kath Hope replied to Judy Y's discussion Apnea and muscle weekness?
"Hi Judy.  So glad our screening test convinced your GP to refer you to the sleep clinic, even though it's a shame some people have to go to these lengths.  Hopefully in time more GP's will become aware of how common this is and…"
Jun 23, 2017
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Apnea and muscle weekness?

I hired a sleep apnea test from hope 2 sleep in January this year, and it showed I had severe sleep apnea. My GP finally believed me and refered me to a hospital sleep clinic, which I attented in April.I have an appointment in August to collect my first cpap machine.I wanted to ask can sleep apnea affect muscle strength?  Last November I got back pain, which I managed for a few days, but then had to stop work, but it still got worse and took painkillers for it . The pain subsided after a couple…See More
Jun 23, 2017
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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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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
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Sleep2snore replied to Cathy's discussion New full face mask
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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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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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 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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