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This is a great 1st night's result regarding already feeling the benefits of CPAP. It's absolutely normal to get a few teething problems at first but if you feel the air pressure is still too low contact your sleep…"
"Either they have not set your minimum pressure and the machine is slowly finding the level you require, or they have not set up a minimum pressure.
I don't know how or if they set your machine up, but my mate got one and under Covid rules they…"
I’m 50 and was diagnosed last month with moderate sleep apnea with a score of 28. Last night was my first night with my cpap machine and mask. I slept a whole 8 hours without waking! I also feel quite a bit brighter and less foggy…"
"Glad to hear you are settling into APAP machine Damien...it did sound preferable to CPAP ones.The more I use my oximeter as I wake up during sleep I think I’m discovering my problem with low oxygen seems to be only in the morning as I snooze,…"
sorry to hear you are struggling. I’ve been using my apap since Tuesday and noticed some small improvements but i think i’ll need to up the pressure to get AHI lower as although its much lower than my test result i’m…"
"Thank you Kath, yes I suspected Lung/Sleep folks had been commandeered’ to covid, but this seems to include appointment staff too! Although I’d love a remedy ( no matter how partial) to my existing conditions I am a bit fearful of the…"
Sorry to hear there's such a long waiting list in your area. It's been made worse because a lot of staff from the sleep clinics are respiratory specialists and these are the very professionals who were needed in ICU and on…"
"I am rather like Damien. Got a referral to Lung/Sleep consultant but no appointments in nhs for at least 10 months. Ordered the charities two night monitoring kit to test for sleep apnoea, but will this count as diagnosis to get prescription if I…"
"Bless you and do understand, now you've got a diagnosis with 'hope' in sight for an end, or at least vast improvements, to your symptoms. We got some more machines ordered today, although only one APAP without a humifidier...the…"
I’m just holding off to see final sight of my insurance docs and to speak to them (on the very unlikely chance they can do anything) but it does look like it will be excluded so will likely buy the apap this week and then see ENT…"