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SASA conference and AGM 2012 to be held on Saturday 29th September.
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For those of us in Scotland, the 2012 SASA conference is to be held in the Glasgow area.  At the moment I have no further details, as to exact venue and who will be speaking.  Last year the…Continue

Tags: Group, Support, Scottish, SASA

Started this discussion. Last reply by Isla Deuchar Jan 27, 2012.

Using CPAP on a plane.
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I am used to travelling about with my sleep kit, so am organised with things like plugs, extension leads etc., but I have never actually used my machine on a plane journey before. I am off to…Continue

Tags: Flying, Battery, Plane, Airline

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kath Hope Feb 10, 2012.

SASA conference and AGM in Edinburgh this Saturday 15th October
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Sorry this is very short notice, but SASA (Scottish Association for Sleep Apnea) is holding its annual conference and AGM in Edinburgh this Saturday. The conference starts at 10am and is being held…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kath Hope Oct 12, 2011.

Understanding ResScan CPAP reports
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On Resmed's RealSleep uk site, I've just come across a sample CPAP report for an S9.  If I've understood the report correctly it looks as if the minimum pressure was set at  4 and maximum at 20, and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by RockRpsgt May 12, 2011.


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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 S8 Autoset Spirit 11
If Mask Being Used, What Type? (e.g., ResMed Activa Nasal Mask)
Resmed Mirage Quatro full face
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At 13:26 on February 19, 2013, Ian Taylor said…

Good to know I'm not alone here!  The idea for a local group sounds good.

At 9:47 on February 19, 2013, Tricia Dickson said…

Hi Lisa,

That might be a nice idea, and I had no idea there were others from Tayside!  Let me know what the others think.


At 17:45 on June 10, 2012, Judith-Ann Wardlaw said…

Thank you Lisa,

I wondered why I didn't have the information everyone else seemed to be talking about. Hadn't thought about it being a basic model.

At 0:06 on May 3, 2012, Terry Vella said…
Lisa, I think I have said to Kath before that a Aussie winter day is like a English summer day LOL, only joking. The weather in Melbourne has really been nice, cool nights and mornings but sunny days. Good luck with the battery
At 10:53 on April 30, 2012, Terry Vella said…
Lisa, how was your trip back? Did you use your CPAP on the plane going back? You probably went back at the right time, it's starting to get cooler here but I like it that way I can sleep better.
At 12:48 on March 24, 2012, LINDA said…

Hi Lisa,

thank you for your comments, i do indeed go to Ninewells. Just diagnosed last month, so only been the twice, i go back on 16th April, and will have questions written down this time  lol

reading previous posts i gather your over in sunny australia, lucky you. i was over in brisbane for 6 weeks last year and loved every minute of it. saving up hard for another visit, but want to go business class, so probably wont be for 4 or 5 years, unless lottery  comes up.

have a great time, speak soon

At 0:39 on March 16, 2012, Terry Vella said…
Lisa, glad to see you like Aus, my father in law is from Scotland so my wife is half and half, but he has been here about 50 years and hasn't been back. I've decided to give Sleep Disorders Australia a miss because they didn't get back to me and want to charge a membership fee and meeting fee. I get more out of this site and others for free. Thaks for telling me about daylight savings in NY, we change at the end of this month and will be back to 16 hours ahead of time, I think. I get lost, wht can't we all be on the same time lol, it would make things a lot easier. I have a couple of people at my work that work in Newcastle and commute to Sydney most days, I think it's about a 2 hour drive, anyway have a good weekend.
At 23:44 on March 14, 2012, Terry Vella said…
Lisa, haven't heard from you for a while, how is it going in sunny Sydney!
At 8:36 on March 2, 2012, Terry Vella said…
Lisa, Thanks for the info, I'm a member of sleep vantage as I have a Resmed CPAP and mask, it doesn't cost anything but to date I haven't got anything either. They are supposed to mail out info on new equipment etc. I listen to Dr Park every second week when his is on and yes sometimes I get the times wrong. It's actually good that it's 12.00 noon our time so I have lunch listening to him. Have a good weekend. Terry
At 4:09 on March 2, 2012, Terry Vella said…
Lisa, I finally got an Email through to Sleep Disorders Australia.
I'll wait for a reply, in Melbourne meetings are on the 3rd Thursday at night in the city.
Not sure if I'll go as it is difficult to park in the city.
I have given you the details for the NSW group.
They don't seem very organised.


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Remstar M series repair?

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