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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, 2018.

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, 2018.

 

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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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018

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"I use that stuff you get for kids in a capsule that you sprinkle onto their pillows. Put on a tissue close to the air filter it works wonders. I forget the name of it as I have run out.  I can't look for the carton as it was recycled! The…"
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Sleep2snore replied to SleepyHead's discussion NHS or Private to get diagnosis to determine treatment
"Contact the hospital and ask how long they take to diagnose and treat a patient, some are very slow and others can be surprisingly quick, though I have a feeling you are in the slow zone.  However, it costs nothing to ask the question, maybe…"
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Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion APAP or BIPAP
"You can always ask to be transferred to another hospital if there is one near you. Or you can buy one of you can afford one and ask if they will service it and repair it if you buy one, some hospitals will and others will not.  But in any case,…"
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Sleep2snore replied to Terry James's discussion First week with CPAP and it's not going well
"You can also try turning up the humidifier a bit, but be careful not to turn it to far as you can get condensation in the hose and mask.  This is referred to as Rain-out.  You can get covers for the hose, but if you are still bother it…"
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Terry James replied to Terry James's discussion First week with CPAP and it's not going well
"Thanks all for your responses! I am pleased to tell you that a lot of the symptoms are diminishing slowly - I am getting more sleep and the aerophagia has eased off quite a bit too. I am getting about 6-7 hours now with the ResMeD. Dry mouth is…"
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Grumpy replied to Terry James's discussion First week with CPAP and it's not going well
"Xylimelts help a great deal with dry mouth, available from hope2sleep far cheaper than anywhere else. Buy in bulk if you can afford it to save on p&p."
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John Wilkinson replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi Frankie, I have been a hosehead now for about 14 months and I too had severe sleep apnea. I too struggled with my mask and head sores but my persistence has paid off. My apneas are now down to 9 from 44. My mind and memory is much sharper and I…"
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Frances Coiwn replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Thanks for the warm welcome. Started CPAP therapy early December having been diagnosed with severe Sleep Apnea. Over the past 10 weeks or so I have slowly adapted to using CPAP, really struggleing at times with mask fit, the having the flu which…"
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Edam replied to Edam's discussion APAP or BIPAP
"I checked with my hospital but they dont supply Bipap,s to outpatients so looks like Im stuck with the S9"
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SleepyHead posted a discussion

NHS or Private to get diagnosis to determine treatment

Hi,  With the help of a hope2sleep screening test indicating I may have moderate sleep apnea, I am hopefully going to get my GP to finally agree to refer me to a sleep specialist (I have been trying for 6 months).  I have some concerns over how long…See More
Feb 9
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"I've learnt a lot in a short space of time through Hope2Sleep. Look forward to joining discussions on the forum."
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Bill Thomson replied to Bill Thomson's discussion ResMed DC-DC converter for S9 in the group Buy-Sell-Swap
"Item now sold"
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Glen Vaal replied to Bill Thomson's discussion ResMed DC-DC converter for S9 in the group Buy-Sell-Swap
"I look forward to your text with payment account details. Either is Ok. I will reply with my address. Regards, Glen"
Feb 7
Bill Thomson replied to Bill Thomson's discussion ResMed DC-DC converter for S9 in the group Buy-Sell-Swap
"Glen - apologies for not replying sooner, but my phone died. I now have a temporary fix (the replacement should arrive today anyway) so I will text you. I have also sent a message via the forum, but they are limited to 200 characters."
Feb 7

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