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c pap mask
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hi everyone I am considering buying a more comfortable nasal mask, I am looking at the JOYCE SILK GEL NASAL MASK.  I have looked for reviews but cannot find any , has anyone on this forum used this…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sleep2snore Mar 16.

new resmed s9 machine
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hi everyoneI have been using my new machine for nearly a week now, but I have noticed that if I have to put the machine into standby whilst I go to the toilet  in the middle of the night when I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sleep2snore Feb 9.

 

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Sleep2snore replied to ROBERT O'BRIEN's discussion c pap mask
"Yes, masks for one person do not mean they are for everyone, getting a supplier to give ou a refund if it is not suitable is good, but trying it on and lying down with your machine on for an hour or so is the only real way of trying a mask. …"
Mar 16
Kath Hope replied to ROBERT O'BRIEN's discussion c pap mask
"I agree with giving it your best shot at getting the 'right' mask for you Bob, but even with all the best reviews in the world it's not possible to guarantee if it will be the 'right' mask for you.  It's why when…"
Mar 13
ROBERT O'BRIEN posted a discussion

c pap mask

hi everyone I am considering buying a more comfortable nasal mask, I am looking at the JOYCE SILK GEL NASAL MASK.  I have looked for reviews but cannot find any , has anyone on this forum used this mask and is it worth a hundred pounds.my current hospital mask o k but a bit uncomfortable to wear all night long, my mask is the silicoe balloon type if thats the right way to describe it. im feeling that if the c pap is for life i may aswell make it as comfortable as possible. or if any one knows…See More
Mar 13
Sleep2snore replied to ROBERT O'BRIEN's discussion new resmed s9 machine
"4 is a bit low, machines are usually set a bit higher than this, the nearer it is to the pressure you require the better treatment usually is, I say usually as there can be other things creep in, but I would have thought it should be at 8 at least,…"
Feb 9
Kath Hope replied to ROBERT O'BRIEN's discussion new resmed s9 machine
"You're doing great in these early days Bob.  I've never heard of a difference in noise when re-starting the machines with ramps, and I'm sure if it was common we'd have heard this before - especially in the Facebook Group…"
Feb 4
ROBERT O'BRIEN replied to ROBERT O'BRIEN's discussion new resmed s9 machine
"hi there I assume when you say ramping up I would know it as the pressure building up , the hospital have set the machine for me so I have not messed with it starting at 4 increasing to 12. I mean if this is quite normal I guess I will have to get…"
Feb 4
Sleep2snore replied to ROBERT O'BRIEN's discussion new resmed s9 machine
"Sounds like the motor is being pulsed up slowly to speed again. If you have a Ramp turned on try turning it off just to see what happens. It might not be noticeably when the machine is cold, but after being hot the motor might be slightly more noisy…"
Feb 4
Kath Hope replied to ROBERT O'BRIEN's discussion new resmed s9 machine
"Good luck Bob and it's great to hear you have a walk-in open clinic too as they don't all have those."
Feb 3
ROBERT O'BRIEN replied to ROBERT O'BRIEN's discussion new resmed s9 machine
"thanks kath i will try that tonight if that doesen't work i will go to the open clinic on tuesday. thanks Bob."
Feb 3
Kath Hope replied to ROBERT O'BRIEN's discussion new resmed s9 machine
"Ah yes I thought that's what you meant.  It definitely doesn't happen to me.  Try unplugging everything and if that doesn't clear it then definitely let the hospital know. It sounds like you mouth breathe during the night so…"
Feb 3
ROBERT O'BRIEN replied to ROBERT O'BRIEN's discussion new resmed s9 machine
"hi Kath   I switch it off at the power button which means it is in stand bye mode, then when I press the button again it starts up the pump. even my wife can hear the pulsed humming sound which seems to disappear after it has got back up…"
Feb 3
Kath Hope replied to ROBERT O'BRIEN's discussion new resmed s9 machine
"When you say standby Bob, do you mean you switch it off with the power button?  I use a VPAP (which is in the same series as the S9) but haven't noticed this.  Try taking the plug out of the wall and out of the back of the machine…"
Feb 3
ROBERT O'BRIEN posted a discussion

new resmed s9 machine

hi everyoneI have been using my new machine for nearly a week now, but I have noticed that if I have to put the machine into standby whilst I go to the toilet  in the middle of the night when I switch it on again it goes into what I can only describe as a pulsed humming sound which is loud enough to keep me from going back off to sleep, then seems to diminish when it has got back up to my pressure.is this normal or do I need to contact the clinic at the hospital for them to check the machine,…See More
Feb 3
ROBERT O'BRIEN replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"hi Kath  I have my diagnosis today I have an AH I of 60.5 , they have given me a machine to try overnight then they will check the readings tomorrow. then if I get on with the machine tonight they will give me a new one to use tomorrow. my…"
Jan 29
ROBERT O'BRIEN replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"thanks Kath for the kind welcome I think I am a nose breather or that seems to be what I am doing whilst falling asleep, but I must change to my mouth when asleep as the wife says I am snoring very loudly of late.  snoring is becoming a bit of…"
Jan 29
ROBERT O'BRIEN replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"thanks Kath for the kind welcome I think I am a nose breather or that seems to be what I am doing whilst falling asleep, but I must change to my mouth when asleep as the wife says I am snoring very loudly of late.  snoring is becoming a bit of…"
Jan 28

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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…"
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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…"
Tuesday
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
Tuesday
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…"
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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
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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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