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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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Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"I have been using   Remstar and S9 APAP,s for about 9 years now and my COPD was diagnosed at the same time. A consultant wanted to stop my Steroid inhaler completely as my COPD was not bad enough to require it but the nurse just…"
Tuesday
Sleep2snore replied to Chris Vesey's discussion Medistron batteries
"It is always good to have a dealer that you can trust and will sort out problems when they arise. It is always nice to have someone that has the time to sort things out with a customer and take time to do it rather than some salesman that don't…"
Tuesday
Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"Well the inhaler makes the lungs open up and if anything the dryness from a CPAP will dry them up and shut them down again. I am no doctor, but if you needed an inhaler before CPAP you would certainly need one after you start. Why did they cut you…"
Tuesday
Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion Twisted strap ouchhh!!
"What kind of strap is it, is it a cloth one or a silicone one? If it is a cloth one you could sew a strip along it to give it a bit more rigidity/stiffness. If it is a plastic one or a silicone one you could sew a bit of fabric round it to make it…"
Tuesday
Edam replied to Edam's discussion Twisted strap ouchhh!!
"I twisted the forehead strap again last night and OUCH!! Can anybody suggest a full face mask without the forehead strap. I cant use the Resmed Airfit masks as I seem to be exactly between sizes "
Tuesday
Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"Using the  increased steroid dosage inhaler, 200 /6 rather than 100/6, has reduced my 95% pressures by about 5 cm. Doing some detective work I have found that I was put onto a lower dosage inhaler in May last year. I think that is when the…"
Tuesday
John Wilkinson replied to John Wilkinson's discussion I've 'hit a wall' can any body help me?
"Thanks for your advice. I really appreciate your help. I wasn't aware that there different types of apnoeas. I will be seeing the sleep nurse next week. I will keep you informed. John "
May 17
John Wilkinson replied to John Wilkinson's discussion I've 'hit a wall' can any body help me?
"Thanks for that Kath. I am due to see the sleep clinic next week. Hopefully they will re-adjust the pressure. I will keep you informed. John"
May 17
Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"I have read that APAP machines are not suitable for people with Asthma and give the same problems that I have been having. I am now having to use twice the dose of steriods just to keep the APAP happy If I can ever get in touch with my hospital I…"
May 17
Kath Hope replied to Chris Vesey's discussion Medistron batteries
"Thanks Chris and we certainly are doing our homework Sleep2Snore.  Our charity work hard to get the right products at the right price for our fellow sufferers, and we have lots of loyal customers who purchase from us both to support the charity…"
May 17
Kath Hope replied to John Wilkinson's discussion I've 'hit a wall' can any body help me?
"Sorry to hear after a good start you've taken a step backwards, and it could well be due to the reduction in pressure.  We don't recommend adjusting pressures but you're right to contact your hospital who will probably re-adjust…"
May 17
Sleep2snore replied to John Wilkinson's discussion I've 'hit a wall' can any body help me?
"They have reduced it to far.  The max was 16, they should have left the machine at 18 if it is an APAP (automatic pressure) if it is a CPAP you have now same applies.  However, it might not be quite that straight forward as that as the…"
May 16
John Wilkinson posted a discussion

I've 'hit a wall' can any body help me?

I was diagnosed with severe OSA in November and I have been using a Philips Respironics CPAP machine and full face mask from early December up to now (about 5 months). My HPI's went down from 44 to about  14 in about 10 weeks and I was feeling much…See More
May 16
Sleep2snore replied to Chris Vesey's discussion Medistron batteries
"They are very costly things to have sitting around to go wrong or if you forget to charge them by their date. You could try to see if they will do it on a sale or return basis, them you could keep one or two.  However, I think most are ordering…"
May 15
Chris Vesey replied to Chris Vesey's discussion Medistron batteries
"Hi, I see from medistrom website they are looking for dealers, is it worth considering Kath"
May 15
Sleep2snore replied to Chris Vesey's discussion Medistron batteries
"I wish the ResMed was 12Vdc, it would make life a lot easier. I wonder why they need 24Vdc anyway? My APAP is not mine to and see why it has to be 24Vdc! I don't think the clinic might be to impressed if I opened it for a look. "
May 14
Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"I would like to see how the hospital is going to explain that your Apnoea is getting worse with an AHU of 0. That is almost incompetent. It might also be that it is not straight forward Sleep Apnoea you have and might benefit from an advanced…"
May 14
Chris Vesey replied to Chris Vesey's discussion Medistron batteries
"hi, just looked on internet, it seems that medistrom may not have a dealer in the uk but a company called sleep tight advertise the pilot 24 for £345, don't know about the co pilot. The very expensive one on amazon comes from Israel, good…"
May 13
Chris Vesey replied to Chris Vesey's discussion Medistron batteries
"hi, at the time amazon were selling the pilot for £285 and the co pilot for £137, gone up a lot since then chris"
May 13
Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"I have read that if you have Asthma a CPAP is better than a APAP  When the APAP increases the pressure it makes the asthma worse and then the APAP increases the pressure again which makes the asthma even worse ..... This is exactly whats…"
May 13

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