"I would say if you have the Ramp Start enabled to make it start at a higher pressure. Check also if you are using a big enough cushion as this is a common mistake. Same with Nasal Pillows, people tend too use a size to small. Check you…"
"That is not impossible, even dust and mites can cause problems, even the mites that are so tiny you can't see them and they live on your body. However, only you yourself can work out if certain food make things worse. It could be…"
"Private and will not be cheap! London Sleep Clinic (PRIVATE)
London Bridge Hospital know nothing about this one.
Sleep & Snoring Institute Know nothing about this one either,
If you are near London try getting to one of the…"
"As you say that would be difficult. I would keep it in APAP mode. All you can do is to keep the high pressure open and start with the low at 10 and go up a step at a time and see where you do best, though if your needs change so much you…"
"Hi Andy, don't get to hung up on numbers, it is more how you feel that coults, though DVLA don't think so.
Small tweaks in your pressure and getting used to the machine and mask will bring it down.
It is not normal to have a machine…"
"Maybe it is just you three that is affected in this way, I have found since reading your post and playing around that I have the opposite effect. If I turn down the humidity I not only waken up but my AHI shoots up a lot.
Mind you I have never…"
"Look for your 90% and set the low pressure just below that or on that figure and it should behave a lot better.
It is 90% that most clinics set a CPAP at, this covers most events without undue pressure and a bit of discomfort.
My ResMed machine was…"
"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!
"Contact the hospital and ask how long they take to diagnose and treat a patient, some are very slow and others can be surprisingly quick, though I have a feeling you are in the slow zone. However, it costs nothing to ask the question, maybe…"
"You can always ask to be transferred to another hospital if there is one near you.
Or you can buy one of you can afford one and ask if they will service it and repair it if you buy one, some hospitals will and others will not. But in any case,…"
"You can also try turning up the humidifier a bit, but be careful not to turn it to far as you can get condensation in the hose and mask. This is referred to as Rain-out. You can get covers for the hose, but if you are still bother it…"
"You can buy smaller machines for travel, but they are not so adaptable.
There are also MAD devices to hold your jaw forward (these tend to only work with MILD cases) and there are also tongue holding devices that hold the tongue forward, these have…"
"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…"
"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!…"
"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…"
"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. "
"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…"
"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…"
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
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
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…"