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I'm so worried about my Health condition and putting on weight.
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 Hi everyone, I have been hit by Universal Credit cuts and problems whilst in lockdown,  I also can't go into shops as I'm still shielding. I'm not sure if my sleep apnea is working or not as I only…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sleep2snore Aug 13.

 

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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
Kath Hope replied to Stuart Adrian Gillespie's discussion I'm so worried about my Health condition and putting on weight.
"So sorry that this post got missed Stuart and was flagged up thanks to Holly's reply.  Do let us know which machine you have so we can help."
Aug 8
Holly replied to Stuart Adrian Gillespie's discussion I'm so worried about my Health condition and putting on weight.
"Hey. Depending on your make of machine you can download the app. I have a Philips dream station and you can see how you are doing every day. It took me 6 months to see any difference what so ever. At first I was more tired than I was before I…"
Aug 8
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I'm so worried about my Health condition and putting on weight.

 Hi everyone, I have been hit by Universal Credit cuts and problems whilst in lockdown,  I also can't go into shops as I'm still shielding. I'm not sure if my sleep apnea is working or not as I only seem to get my machine checked out once a year. I don't know if I should check out my SD card in my machine, to see how things are going? Is there a program I need?I also now feel I'm loosing my concentration, and this worries me greatly. Truth is I feel tired each day, and despite waking each day…See More
Jun 17
Stuart Adrian Gillespie replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"They have now suggested my wife should give up her well paid job and  becomes sole  carer for my children. With many jobs becoming scarce, I don't consider this to be an option. Am I being unreasonable?"
Jun 10
Stuart Adrian Gillespie replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"At the moment I have a problem with Social Services, because they believe my sleep apnea effects my ability to care for my two children. (Who are aged 3 and 4) I have been using a Dream Ware Mask, and a machine that records my sleeping on an SD…"
Jun 10
Stuart Adrian Gillespie replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"At the moment I have a problem with Social Services, because they believe my sleep apnea effects my ability to care for my two children. (Who are aged 3 and 4) I have been using a Dream Ware Mask, and a machine that records my sleeping on an SD…"
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Stuart Adrian Gillespie replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi All This is the second time Ive joined.... See below Apr 13, 2017, 7:08 PM   I had to join again because my posts were Deleted. I hope they will all be put back now? I posted an item that I thought was relevant to all. Please look and…"
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Page for STUART G. a happily married parent of two young boys.

 Under the care of my Hospitals Lung Finction Clinic. Ive had problems with leaks and noise from my machine. Howrver I now think it's as good as I can get it. Recently been told a section 47 meeting needed to be held because my sleep apnea put my boys at risk? I do not believe this is true. I came back to this forum after several years to see if anyone else had experienced this? It seems I am the first.... 

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Kath Hope replied to Amanda S's discussion Which is the best sleep apnoea test?
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Amanda S replied to Amanda S's discussion Which is the best sleep apnoea test?
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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…"
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Sleep2snore replied to thatbloke's discussion Having major trouble and getting very frustrated trying to use CPAP machine - help?
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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…"
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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…"
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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
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."
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