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Sleep2snore replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
Mar 23
Sleep2snore replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"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…"
Mar 23
Sleep2snore replied to Amanda S's discussion Which is the best sleep apnoea test?
"He really needs the attitude that if he is given a machine or a trial "This is going to work for came hell or high water!"  though it is not easy getting started or used to a CPAP machine.  Sometimes you just need to keep…"
Aug 17, 2020
Sleep2snore replied to thatbloke's discussion Having major trouble and getting very frustrated trying to use CPAP machine - help?
Aug 16, 2020
Sleep2snore replied to thatbloke's discussion Having major trouble and getting very frustrated trying to use CPAP machine - help?
"This came to a head a couple of weeks back where, even while just sat in front of my computer at home, I felt like I wasn't breathing properly, even with none of this going on - I was having to manually breathe. I got tested for covid that day…"
Aug 16, 2020
Sleep2snore replied to thatbloke's discussion Having major trouble and getting very frustrated trying to use CPAP machine - help?
"With the last point in mind, because I never feel like I'm breathing "normally" with the mask on, I then end up taking over and "manually" trying to concentrate on my breathing with it on. This, of course, means that…"
Aug 16, 2020
Sleep2snore replied to thatbloke's discussion Having major trouble and getting very frustrated trying to use CPAP machine - help?
"Note that this feeling of not breathing properly also happens even if I put the mask on for a bit during the day, just to try to get used to it. I simply do not ever feel like I'm taking in enough air when I breathe in, and therefore have to…"
Aug 16, 2020
Sleep2snore replied to thatbloke's discussion Having major trouble and getting very frustrated trying to use CPAP machine - help?
"Additionally, with the mask on, within literally about 5 breaths, my mouth becomes drier than the sahara desert - You NEED a HUMIDIFIER."
Aug 16, 2020
Sleep2snore replied to thatbloke's discussion Having major trouble and getting very frustrated trying to use CPAP machine - help?
"While having the mask on, I don't ever feel like when I'm breathing in, that I'm actually taking in enough air. It feels like the mask pushes my lower jaw and my lips into a certain position that then prevents my normal breathing from…"
Aug 16, 2020
Sleep2snore replied to thatbloke's discussion Having major trouble and getting very frustrated trying to use CPAP machine - help?
"I lost my last post, but there are many types of mask. Cloth full-faced - Changing settings - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHkJuuZuhfc  (Now I have to say you should not change your settings, but my mate got a new machine like this and the…"
Aug 16, 2020
Sleep2snore replied to thatbloke's discussion Having major trouble and getting very frustrated trying to use CPAP machine - help?
""I tried using the machine every night, as instructed, but typically after 1-2 hours of having the mask on I'd have to take it off and then sleep without it as I previously did. This went on for about 3 weeks before I just stopped using…"
Aug 16, 2020
Sleep2snore replied to thatbloke's discussion Having major trouble and getting very frustrated trying to use CPAP machine - help?
"Yeah, ok, I did get your cry for help. I see you have no humidifier, I would strongly suggest you get one, most people I know can't get past 2 to 4 hours without one. They feel all dry in the airways and feel they can't breath.  If…"
Aug 16, 2020
Sleep2snore replied to David's discussion Breas Z1 cpap machine error 33,
"Poor service, did they say whet the error was? I would go elsewhere."
Aug 13, 2020
Sleep2snore replied to Amanda S's discussion Which is the best sleep apnoea test?
"The best test is one you need help to get all connected up to, it can be done at home but is very expensive to hire the machine.  Best to do a study over two nights, though it costs to do this.  Kath I think does sleep studies, but then…"
Aug 13, 2020
Sleep2snore replied to Mark's discussion Help! I'm not sure where to turn anymore.
"Be careful with ENT as some jump into offering operations that are very painful and if they work at all only work for a short time.  Take a lot of time to think about it if offered one.  It is a good idea to get checked out for polyps and…"
Aug 13, 2020
Sleep2snore replied to Stuart Adrian Gillespie's discussion I'm so worried about my Health condition and putting on weight.
"Stuart, I don't know how long you have been using your machine, or what type or make of machine you have, but a lot of the modern machine have data cards in them that read the data from your sleep.  This can be read by software that is in…"
Aug 13, 2020

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Kath Hope replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi Booksy 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…"
Mar 23
Sleep2snore replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
Mar 23
Sleep2snore replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"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…"
Mar 23
Booksy replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi Everyone, 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…"
Mar 23
Mr Matt Boadle is now a member of Hope2SleepGuide
Mar 21
Judith Wilson replied to Damien's discussion Newly diagnosed via Phillips at home test and needing advice
"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,…"
Mar 13
Damien replied to Damien's discussion Newly diagnosed via Phillips at home test and needing advice
"Hi Judith, 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…"
Mar 13
Judith Wilson replied to Damien's discussion Newly diagnosed via Phillips at home test and needing advice
"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…"
Mar 10
Kath Hope replied to Damien's discussion Newly diagnosed via Phillips at home test and needing advice
"Hi Judith 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…"
Mar 10
Kath Hope replied to Damien's discussion Newly diagnosed via Phillips at home test and needing advice
"Sorry I missed this question Damien but I've spoken to you since at the charity and know you should have the machine by now.  Hope things are going well."
Mar 10
Judith Wilson replied to Damien's discussion Newly diagnosed via Phillips at home test and needing advice
"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…"
Mar 10
Judith Wilson is now a member of Hope2SleepGuide
Mar 10
Damien replied to Damien's discussion Newly diagnosed via Phillips at home test and needing advice
"Hi Kathy, i bit the bullet the other day and just ordered the apap. What is the usual waiting time for order and delivery completion in mainland UK? thanks  damien "
Mar 4
Kath Hope replied to Damien's discussion Newly diagnosed via Phillips at home test and needing advice
"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…"
Mar 2
Damien replied to Damien's discussion Newly diagnosed via Phillips at home test and needing advice
"Hi Kath, 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…"
Mar 2

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