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ResMed AirSense 10 & F20 Face mask
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Hi iv'e had a ResMed S8 for year's Wednesday night it burst into flames next day i'm on the phone the Lady said can i be there for 11am i was there anyway i came home with Above Machine, For Year's…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kath Hope Jan 24, 2018.

Nose Cones
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Hi has any other member used nose cones, iv'e just discovered them what a wonderful device to help with my Cpap , i always tape my mouth shut before i put my nasal mask on before it was a struggle to…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Kath Hope Jun 28, 2016.

Melatonin
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Hi i hope i'm asking the right question , Please i want to know what to do , My General Practitioner who deals with my General Heath is trying to stop another Dr i go to For Mental Heath from putting…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by 99 May 18, 2014.

Zopiclone
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Hi i hope i am right in asking this question here , I'm on CPAP now for nearly 4 yrs , but iv'e been taking 7.5mg of Zopiclone , my Dr want's me to come off it for good which i'm glad about , He is…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by ianmcnamara Feb 28, 2014.

 

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Kath Hope replied to ianmcnamara's discussion ResMed AirSense 10 & F20 Face mask
"It's still January Ian so all the best to you too with your super new machine and suitable mask! Sweet dreams......"
Jan 24, 2018
ianmcnamara replied to ianmcnamara's discussion ResMed AirSense 10 & F20 Face mask
"Thank's Kath it's a bit late but all the Best for 2018 "
Jan 23, 2018
Kath Hope replied to ianmcnamara's discussion ResMed AirSense 10 & F20 Face mask
"Oops.....sorry Ian I missed your post and thank you for your mention Apart from hearing that your machine burst into flames, great news about your new machine and mask.  Lovely start to the new year!!"
Jan 22, 2018
ianmcnamara replied to David Vinnicombe's discussion Mask Leaks
"Hi David, i'm also on the Airsense' 10Elite bout 3 week's and i do feel better being on it, I'm on the Full face Mask Airfit F20,  My data for mask off is nil but i must say it is a comfortable for what iv'e been…"
Jan 15, 2018
ianmcnamara replied to ianmcnamara's discussion ResMed AirSense 10 & F20 Face mask
"Hi thank's for reply sorry i'm late, Yeah i feel a lot better thank's by just changing from Nasal to Full face What a pleasure it is getting your head down once again Iv'e even Started to Dream Again Lol ,    …"
Jan 15, 2018
Sleep2snore replied to ianmcnamara's discussion ResMed AirSense 10 & F20 Face mask
"How is the new machine going, sounds as if you are a bit happier with it and the new mask?"
Jan 13, 2018
Sleep2snore replied to ianmcnamara's discussion ResMed AirSense 10 & F20 Face mask
"If you are now on an Airsense10 Autoset you are onto a good machine, if it is the CPAP it is quite basic but from there up they are very good.  Very quiet machines in any case."
Jan 1, 2018
ianmcnamara posted a discussion

ResMed AirSense 10 & F20 Face mask

Hi iv'e had a ResMed S8 for year's Wednesday night it burst into flames next day i'm on the phone the Lady said can i be there for 11am i was there anyway i came home with Above Machine, For Year's iv'e put up with Nasal Cones up my Nose Tape my mouth up to get a good seal ect Panic Attack's it goes on First Fase mask iv'e ever used F20 WoW what a blessing Best nights sleep in a long time felt good Got it Linked to Laptop my first score was 43 first night 99 second night tonight i don't know…See More
Jan 1, 2018
Kath Hope replied to ianmcnamara's discussion Nose Cones
"Yes, I know you're careful Ian, but thought I'd just better put a warning too for people like me, who would run into trouble if they taped their mouth shut, even though I'm sure my hubby would be delighted if I could.....I can even…"
Jun 28, 2016
ianmcnamara replied to ianmcnamara's discussion Nose Cones
"Thank you Kath as you know i always tape my mouth but i'm careful i leave a tab to take off easy , but these cones do the job save the strips , i must admit i do like them plus i sleep right through , thanks for the reply Kath hope you are in…"
Jun 28, 2016
Kath Hope replied to ianmcnamara's discussion Nose Cones
"I tried the cones, but they kept coming out (tried difference sizes as well).  It might be due to me having very high pressures though.  I tend to stick with Breathe Right strips, but definitely worth people trying different products to…"
Jun 28, 2016
ianmcnamara posted a discussion

Nose Cones

Hi has any other member used nose cones, iv'e just discovered them what a wonderful device to help with my Cpap , i always tape my mouth shut before i put my nasal mask on before it was a struggle to breath through my nose and i used to panic , but now with the cones i have a v good nights sleep , if anyone like me struggled to breath with nasal mask please try them out , sorry but i just had to share about what help they maybe to others , Can't get them from Chemist's they are on the web just…See More
Jun 26, 2016
ianmcnamara posted a status
"Hi iv'e got a stinker of a cold and can't use my CPAP as i have a nasal mask , it's been a couple of nights off it , is it ok Thank you"
Dec 29, 2014
99 replied to ianmcnamara's discussion Melatonin
""The key factor in heliotherapy is the invisible ultraviolet band, and the key receptor is the retina. A layer of cells called the epithelial cells become highly neuro-active when exposed to ultraviolet radiation, without in any way affecting…"
May 18, 2014
ianmcnamara replied to ianmcnamara's discussion Melatonin
"Thank you 99 for your advice , i'll stay in touch "
May 18, 2014
99 replied to ianmcnamara's discussion Melatonin
"St Johns wort is not melatonin it exaggerate its ingredients the best meds for depression is sunlight at least 1 hour summer and two hodaysurs winter,letting the light strike the eyes without glass or glasses on or between your eyes and the sun even…"
May 16, 2014

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Hi all,First of all, I would like to say what a great forum! I feel I might just be using this more often.A little background if I may?I was diagnosed late last year with OSA, with an AHI of 29 - so on the edge of severe OSA. If I'm honest, I wasn't…See More
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Kath Hope replied to Ruth Furniss's discussion Blocked nose
"Definitely nothing inside the humidifier chamber except plain water.  Olbas Oil on a tissue or Vicks as Eric states, and there's a more detailed article on the website here https://www.hope2sleep.co.uk/blog/cpap-masks-with-a-cold.html"
Dec 18, 2018
Eric Swindon replied to Ruth Furniss's discussion Blocked nose
"I have never done that because the general consensus is that any addition to the humidifier chamber might corode the metal plate. However, I do get the odd cold and frequently suffer from blocked nose at least on one side and my answer which works…"
Dec 17, 2018
Ruth Furniss posted a discussion

Blocked nose

If you have a cold and blocked nose can you put a couple of drops of olbas oil in your humidifier water?See More
Dec 17, 2018
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Rod J Brunton posted a discussion

NEEDED: CPAP nasal pillow style mask & headgear - FX, DREAMWEAR or any similar style

Does anyone have a nasal pillow style mask & headgear they don't like or don't use? Mine vanished somewhere between Vancouver & Glasgow & I didn't notice till I got to Kirky.  I have a spare one at home, but that's not helping me while I…See More
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Andy Falconer replied to Andy Falconer's discussion First night with CPAP
"Hi Kath, I'm hoping the next few nights will see me get my AHI down further, but i'm also keen not to put too much pressure on the situation. I have to say i'm very impressed with the Hope2Sleep service so far, with regular updates…"
Dec 11, 2018

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