"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,…"
"Download Sleepyhead to see what is going on, it might be the machine responding to a leak by putting u the flow to compensate, however the newer machines tend not to raise the pressure but increase the flow.
If you Download Sleepyhead you can see…"
"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…"
"Yeah, my machine is supposed to do this as well, but Vodaphone is not good here, so they don't get it.
Shame as my results a very good since I got the new machine.
I only have 3 AHIs and 1 central since I got the machine.
"It is very much a setting of your own choice, I also found the lower settings did very littel.
You just have to play around and adjust things slowly until you find a sweet spot.
I am not going to comment where my mind has wondered to now…"
"If you are only going to use them on a boat, I would just get a big battery and run it off that, the good thing about that is you can use them while charging. However, the other batteries might have other uses for flying etc.
Just be very…"
"You need to get at least 5 hours under your belt every night, plus you really need to get it down to 5 or less events per night.
It is not easy to get it down right away for some people, but keep working at it and if you are struggling contact your…"
"Firstly, you do not need to advise the DVLA until you have been diagnosed, unless you feel sleepy or can not concentrate at the wheel. You also need to inform your insurance.
As far a your appointment goes, it looks like you have had a home…"
"If it were me I would just buy a heavy duty battery (leisure battery) if I was only going to use it for camping, this should last a while using a 12vDC to 24Vdc converter. If you plan using it anywhere else though, it would not be suitable.
"They are not that expensive!
I thought they were £120 if I read this right, you are looking for a 12vDC to 24vDC convertor to run off a battery?
I found a S9 power supply that said it was for S10 for £60 on ResMeds own site, though why…"
"Not all the clinics like supplying the FitLife (total face) mask as it's the most expensive one. It's been a favourite one of mine for a long time, and in the early days I had to purchase it myself, but my clinic does now. Hope…"
"Yes it's annoying Chris. However, due to the fact that the DVLA themselves don't appear to know how to handle this all correctly (it depends who you reach at the time) then it's advisable not to email or ring them, but to rely…"
"Welcome to the forum N. Sorry to hear about your experience, and in actual fact the USA Store have broken the rules sending the machine from the USA as they're not supposed to. Although they can be cheaper, it can work out more…"
I ordered a DreamStation Go Auto CPAP machine from the CPAP Shop in the US - as advised on the Philips US website.The machine is not available in the UK and I wanted it for travelling - I have a DreamStation with humidifier from the NHS but…"
I had the same problem until I disvovered that the setting for the heating was “adaptive” (works following a piece of software that switches the humidifier on/off during the night), as opposed to “fixed”. I changed…"
There are several reviews on YouTube about the Amara; the results are very mixed. I tried it and I found that it
leaked too much; a real pity as the idea is very good. I then tried the ResMed F-20 (full-face, no forehead support) and…"
Hi,Wrote to the dvla for the correct form, phoned them when nothing arrived, form came a week later. Filled it out and sent it back 3 weeks ago, a week ago I had a letter a week ago saying they had written to the cosultant, resmed agreed to send a…See More
thanks for the responses. I tried to loosen the straps to the point just before it starts leaking, but to no avail. I thought the Amara View would be the worst mask for me, because it sits right there where I get the numbness from the…"
"Thanks for that.
After looking through 7 pages of reviews I found somebody who had measured the slot at 1in by 0.5 in at its shortest.
As my nose is about 1.25 in wide any movement would cause a major leak.
I wish Respironics would publish a…"
It may help if you switch on the preheat function on the DreamStation main menu before you go to bed. It warms up the humidifier for 30 minutes and switches itself off to get things warmed up.
I tend to have the hose and humidifier on 5…"
"Welcome Sven and you've been given a lovely machine. The Simplus mask is also a very good one, but unfortunately getting the 'right' mask is the harder part and many of us have to try several masks until we find the one that…"
I am not familiar with the mask in question, but some masks only need the lightest tension. If you pull the straps tight they are more likely to leak. I've certainly never experienced numbness - currently using a Respironics…"
thanks for adding me. I am in my mid 40s and have been diagnosed with light sleep apnea. I think I have had it since about 2010, with the usual symptoms - feel tired waking up, brain fog during the day and often feel too sleepy after work…"