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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
Ruth Furniss posted discussions
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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Maxine Chaplain left a comment for Karen Hamer
"Thank you Karen. Your suggestions are good and I will certainly give them a go. To be honest, I feel so good about life after years of fatigue that this just a minor problem. I'm sure I will crack it! I'm definitely going to try a silk…"
8 hours ago
Kath Hope replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"You could try that Maxine, but just a piece of material under the straps would at least let you know if it's the straps themselves causing the issue.  The softcap I mentioned is for using without the mask's headgear.  Good luck!…"
yesterday
Karen Hamer left a comment for Maxine Chaplain
"Hi Maxine - I also suffered similar problems,  and early on started to use a hair net. Not the sexiest of looks but it helps! You can buy sleep hair nets from High St chemists.. I also have a silk hair cap and a light jersey cap which I got off…"
yesterday
Maxine Chaplain replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Thank you for the reply, Kath. I had thought about making myself a cotton cap but have been putting it off thinking that I just don't need something else on my head during the night! I will give it a go and let you know. "
yesterday
Kath Hope replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Welcome Maxine and good you got diagnosed with such a severe case.  I wonder if the itchy scalp is due to the nights being hotter at the moment or if you've washed the straps with something that's causing an allergy.  If you…"
yesterday
Maxine Chaplain replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi everyone! I'm new to this forum and new to Sleep Apnoea. I was diagnosed a few weeks ago having 50+ events per night. I'm doing well with my Resmed machine and mask, however I wonder if anyone else suffers from an itchy scalp where the…"
Monday
Eric Swindon posted a discussion

O.S.A. & B.H.P

Obviously I am an elderly male with enlarged prostate and have been on cpap for the last 13 years. My urologist has prescribed TAMUREX (Tamsulosin Hydrochloride) so I researched it and found this review "I'm a 58 years old. I used to get up 4 or 5…See More
Sunday
James Kilby replied to James Kilby's discussion Resmed airsence 10 - carry case - full face mask
"Could take £300 as of on holiday next week"
Jul 7
simon howlett posted a discussion

For Sale - Brand new S9 autoset heated H5i humidifier

brand new un-opened and surplus to requirements this is a brand new H5i humidifier water tank and heated attachment compartment, with a climate air tube, also not usedwould be ideal to replace older parts or keep as spares for your machine selling…See More
Jul 6
James Kilby replied to James Kilby's discussion Resmed airsence 10 - carry case - full face mask
"Located leicester"
Jul 5
Graham Carr replied to James Kilby's discussion Resmed airsence 10 - carry case - full face mask
"Hi, thanks for replying. I'm still interested in the Resmed unit. Where are you located?"
Jul 5
James Kilby replied to James Kilby's discussion Resmed airsence 10 - carry case - full face mask
"Still available Having trouble loading images this is the model and same face mask http://store.mainclinicsupply.com/resmed-cpap-airsense-10-p/airsense-10.htm#&panel1-6"
Jul 5
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Jul 1
Chris Vesey replied to Hazel Hall's discussion Mask
"Hi, My machine and mask is made by resumed, they recommend replacing the mask at 12 months. My stuff was supplied by queen's hospital, Burton upon trent but when I need anything replacing I just phone resumed and they send it and bill the…"
Jul 1
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Jun 20
Graham Carr replied to James Kilby's discussion Resmed airsence 10 - carry case - full face mask
"Hi James, I'm interested in getting a CPAP to see if it helps my sleep apnea. How much use has the CPAP had? Do you have any photos? Thanks"
Jun 19
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Jun 19
James Kilby posted a discussion

Resmed airflow 10 - carry case - full face mask

Hello  I have a Resmed 10 automatic with full face mask and carry case. Nearly new £350See More
Jun 13
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