"Most security know what a CPAP machine is these days, however, these are points to watch for:
Let the airline know you have a CPAP machine and inform them it will have to come in the cabin as hand luggage.
Do NOT put it in the hold, it might end up…"
Question regarding travelling internationally with my CPAP machine.Later this year my partner and myself are travelling to America to do Route 66. Now this will be the first time I have taken my CPAP with me. I know that majority of Airports know…See More
"Latest from dvla is that if your doctor says you are ok to drive then you can. They are still playing pass the parcel with my case, its a month since they had the doctors reply, I could have sorned the car and saved 3 months tax!
"I want to change because the other hospital, which is in a different trust, supplies a different make of mask.
My present hospital only supplies one make of mask which is unsuitable for my nasal problems.
Over the years I have spent hundreds of…"
"That is a difficult one, but if you have a Polysomnography done a good Sleep Doctor should spot the signs, however, it is often missed unless the patient mentions it or ENT (if you attended there first before referral) suspects you might have…"
"Yes, masks for one person do not mean they are for everyone, getting a supplier to give ou a refund if it is not suitable is good, but trying it on and lying down with your machine on for an hour or so is the only real way of trying a mask. …"
"It will depend on the Sleep Clinic or hospital, however, if you AHI is 1 why do you want to change?
You might be allowed just to keep what you have already and the equipment transferred to the new Sleep Clinic.
As your AHI is so low I very much…"
I am considering asking my GP to refer me to another hospital for the supply and monitoring of CPAP .Would I just be supplied another CPAP and mask by the new hospital or would a new sleep test have to be done. As my original diagnosis was made…See More
"I agree with giving it your best shot at getting the 'right' mask for you Bob, but even with all the best reviews in the world it's not possible to guarantee if it will be the 'right' mask for you. It's why when…"
hi everyone I am considering buying a more comfortable nasal mask, I am looking at the JOYCE SILK GEL NASAL MASK. I have looked for reviews but cannot find any , has anyone on this forum used this mask and is it worth a hundred pounds.my current…See More
"Unfortunately, there aren't as many as we'd like there to be. The only way of truly diagnosing UARS is via Esophageal Manometry (Pes) which is rarer still here in the UK. Take a look at our charity's webpage on this…"
Hi there,I have a connective tissue disorder that is associated with UARS (Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome).I was wondering whether there was a sleep centre in the UK that measures UARS in patients.I would be very grateful to hear from others.Many…See More