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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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Sleep2snore replied to Bethany's discussion Help for the hubby
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Bethany replied to Bethany's discussion Help for the hubby
"His CPAP machine is currently set at 7.5cmph, it was originally a little lower but after his check up they advised to increase it. He has follow ups with a sleep doctor every 3 months for the first year (unless we are having problems then we can go…"
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Sleep2snore replied to Mags's discussion What is a good oxygen Oximeter
"You should have got the manual with the Airsense 10 Autoset? If you didn't get it AIRSENSE RANGE MANUAL . pdf"
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Sleep2snore replied to Chris Vesey's discussion What pressures?
"I hope they set the low pressure up and that it is not left 4 to 20. I find a lot of people is given machines set up like this and that is not really good. It is not recommended that you shift the pressures on an NHS machine, the clinic will not be…"
Jun 6
Sleep2snore replied to Bethany's discussion Help for the hubby
"Is it a CPAP machine with a fixed pressure he has? It might be that a fixed pressure machine is not the right one for him or he may have a complicated Sleep Apnoea, in other words there are other things going on other than just his throat…"
Jun 6
Kath Hope replied to Chris Vesey's discussion What pressures?
"Hi Chris I think you mean 'APAP' rather than 'acap' and if so, it will have automatic pressures.  It's not really recommended to alter your own pressures, and people only usually do that in desperation if they…"
Jun 6
Kath Hope replied to Bethany's discussion Help for the hubby
"Welcome to our forum Bethany, but so sorry to read of what you're both going through.  Glad your husband's severe sleep apnoea got picked up finally and at least you know he's on good treatment for that.  However, it's…"
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Bethany posted a discussion

Help for the hubby

Hello everyone, I am hoping that maybe someone out there has been through what my husband is currently having to deal with. Three years ago my husband randomly collapsed at his place of work (hes an engineer and works with machinery so naturally him…See More
Jun 5
Chris Vesey posted a discussion

What pressures?

Hi,I was given my resmed airsense 10 by the hospital and instructed in its use. At no time were pressures mentioned and i have read of people altering the pressures. As mine is an acap does this mean that the pressure is set automatically by the…See More
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Mags replied to Mags's discussion What is a good oxygen Oximeter
"Thanks Kath Will have a look in the morning and let you know"
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Kath Hope replied to Mags's discussion What is a good oxygen Oximeter
"The Airsense Autoset does show the data in you look in the 'Sleep Report' section on your screen you can then scroll down to AHI and should also be able to see leakage.  If you can't see the AHI then it means the hospital have…"
Jun 4
Mags replied to Mags's discussion What is a good oxygen Oximeter
"The Machine is Res Med AirSense 10 AutoSet"
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Kath Hope replied to Mags's discussion What is a good oxygen Oximeter
"It does sound to me like the hospital perhaps don't realise what is out there to help us all  Margaret, because some of our hospitals even supply liners, and many that don't refer people to our charity for them.  I use them…"
Jun 3

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