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Blocked nose
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If you have a cold and blocked nose can you put a couple of drops of olbas oil in your humidifier water?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sleep2snore Feb 18.

Cold air
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Hi I have sleep apnoea & Copd this is my first winter using cpap, found it very hard to sleep last night because of breathing in cold air was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on how to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sleep2snore Oct 30, 2018.

Caravan
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HI I'm going to a static caravan for the weekend do I need any special equipment for my cpap machine or can I just plug into socket?  Happy bank holiday. Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sleep2snore Sep 5, 2018.

Caravan
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HI I'm going to a static caravan for the weekend do I need any special equipment for my chap machine or can I just plug into socket?  Happy bank holiday. Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sleep2snore Sep 5, 2018.

 

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Sleep2snore replied to Ruth Furniss's discussion Blocked nose
"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…"
Feb 18
Kath Hope replied to Ruth Furniss's discussion Blocked nose
"Definitely nothing inside the humidifier chamber except plain water.  Olbas Oil on a tissue or Vicks as Eric states, and there's a more detailed article on the website here https://www.hope2sleep.co.uk/blog/cpap-masks-with-a-cold.html"
Dec 18, 2018
Eric Swindon replied to Ruth Furniss's discussion Blocked nose
"I have never done that because the general consensus is that any addition to the humidifier chamber might corode the metal plate. However, I do get the odd cold and frequently suffer from blocked nose at least on one side and my answer which works…"
Dec 17, 2018
Ruth Furniss posted a discussion

Blocked nose

If you have a cold and blocked nose can you put a couple of drops of olbas oil in your humidifier water?See More
Dec 17, 2018
Sleep2snore replied to Ruth Furniss's discussion Cold air
"Don't know what machine ou have, but a heated hose can help a lot. You can get them as a stand alone but it is not ideal. If your machine has the facility for a heated hose it might be worth the investment. Heating the room will help."
Oct 30, 2018
Kath Hope replied to Ruth Furniss's discussion Cold air
"Like you say yourself Ruth, warming up the bedroom will help, but also if you don't have a heated humidifier then that would help - as will covering the tube with a Hose Cover."
Oct 28, 2018
Ruth Furniss posted a discussion

Cold air

Hi I have sleep apnoea & Copd this is my first winter using cpap, found it very hard to sleep last night because of breathing in cold air was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on how to warm the air up besides sleeping in a warm room? I find it difficult to sleep in a warm room.See More
Oct 28, 2018
Sleep2snore replied to Ruth Furniss's discussion Caravan
"Just take a extension cable as the sockets are never where you need them.  6mtrs is long enough and 6amp with twin sockets at the end.  Same with hotels, there is seldom a socket at the bed these days and they are always at the other end…"
Sep 5, 2018
Sleep2snore replied to Ruth Furniss's discussion Caravan
"A static caravan should have electrical power and sockets, however if it is remote it might not. I would take an extension cable with you about six mtrs long as the sockets are never where you want them. Same with going to hotels, the sockets are…"
Sep 5, 2018
Chris Vesey replied to Ruth Furniss's discussion Caravan
"Hi, Just plug in as normal Chris"
Aug 21, 2018
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Aug 21, 2018
Sleep2snore replied to Ruth Furniss's discussion New to cpap
"Hi Ruth, How is it going now that it has been a while?"
May 29, 2018
billysleep replied to Ruth Furniss's discussion New to cpap
"My first 2 weeks starting CPAP were the hardest, but my sleeping started to improve as I adjusted. Hang it there...you should find it gets better. For me wearing the mask is now rouyine. Good luck, billysleep"
May 1, 2018
Sleep2snore replied to Ruth Furniss's discussion New to cpap
"It is quite normal, some feel it interrupts sleep due to using the machine and mask, turning over can disturb you with the mask moving and leaks.  Give it a month or two and you should start to feel a lot better.  If not contact your Sleep…"
Apr 17, 2018
Kath Hope replied to Ruth Furniss's discussion New to cpap
"Sometimes the tiredness can feel worse Ruth if you're having some interrupted sleep when new to CPAP.  I definitely felt like that.  Although I'd been diagnosed with severe sleep apnoea I slept through it all, whereas when I was…"
Apr 8, 2018
Ruth Furniss posted a discussion

New to cpap

Hi I'm new to cpap nearly 2 weeks into therapy and feel really tired has anybody felt like this? Or is it normal to feel like this when new to cpap? See More
Apr 8, 2018

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Sleep apnoea and TMJ

HiI have been using my cpap for about 20 months now. On the whole have got on with it reasonably well.About 6 months ago started to develop a clicking in my jaw (only on the right side) and sometimes could not open my mouth properly, It is quite…See More
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Bought this as a second machine for travel then changed jobs so didn’t use it doesn’t have the humidifier but you can buy them no hose or mask but bag etc with manuals …See More
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Resmed AutoSet S9

Selling a ResMed AutoSet S9Comes in a case with the power supply and a few extra tubesopen to offers and can post to UK + EuropeThanksplease email edd.kahn@gmail.comSee More
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Eric Swindon replied to Beany Lad's discussion Advice Required, recently diagnosed with OSA
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Beany Lad replied to Beany Lad's discussion Advice Required, recently diagnosed with OSA
"Hi Eric many thanks for your advice. Believe it or no after posting my story last night I think definitely managed to have the best night so far using the mask. After dropping off I did not find myself with a dry throat for the first time. I was…"
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Eric Swindon replied to Beany Lad's discussion Advice Required, recently diagnosed with OSA
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Advice Require, recently diagnosed with OSA

Hi allI am so pleased I have come across this forum. To get the best advise I find it best to ask people who have the experience.My storyFor my work as a field based technical engineer I am required to drive long distances daily. Going back a few…See More
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SELLING PHILIPS DREAMSTATION AUTO CPAP

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