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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.

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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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…"
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Kath Hope replied to Andy Falconer's discussion First night with CPAP
"Hi Andy. That's a good first night and sounding positive already. You may find your AHI comes down over the next few nights. Ideally we're looking for it to be up to 5 which is classed as 'normal.'  Your other goods will be…"
Tuesday
Andy Falconer posted a discussion

First night with CPAP

So last night was my first with my new CPAP machine (a Philips DreamStation with an Amara style mask), and got on surprisingly well. It took me a while to fall asleep and woke briefly a handful of times in the night but I would say it was very…See More
Tuesday
Jonathan replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi I was a mouth breather.  I also slept flat on my stomach.  I now sleep on my side, and with a nose-only mask rapidly learned to keep my trap shut at night :)  The airway through my nose has significantly improved, which makes…"
Sunday
Andy Falconer replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Thank you both for the welcome and the advice! I've read a lot about the humidifiers, so I suspect this will be one of the first things I will purchase. I'm a mouth breather, so I'm hoping the hospital will provide a full mask when I…"
Saturday
Jonathan replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi Andy Sorry you've had a rough ride.  How times change.  My sleep study 10 years ago was just a finger pulse thing, and a camera.  I had 86 events per hour.  I guess we're all different, but the first night with my…"
Saturday
Iain Noble replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Andy, Sorry you have had so little support from the NHS. We have an excellent sleep clinic here in Cleveland. You won't have to surrender your driving licence but you will have to tell them if you are diagnosed with sleep apnea. Once you are…"
Saturday
Andy Falconer replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi everyone, I'm Andy and I am currently in the process of being diagnosed with OSA (I suspect), with an appointment at the Royal Stoke Uni Hospital to be fitted for a CPAP machine this coming Monday.   So far it has taken 12 months from…"
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Kath Hope replied to Linda's discussion Do charities take new surplus CPAP masks?
"Hi Linda I just wanted to say thanks for sending us your surplus cushions and headgear.  We've already given out one of the cushions to someone who was struggling with a split cushion.  We really do appreciate this and so did the…"
Dec 3
Sleep2snore replied to Judy Y's discussion Could I have developed Central Sleep Apnoea ?
"Hi Judy, Try drinking a glass if water before going to bed. Dehydration can play a part in the mornings."
Dec 2
Amanda Moore is now a member of Hope2SleepGuide
Nov 30
Judy Y replied to Judy Y's discussion Could I have developed Central Sleep Apnoea ?
"Hi again Kath, Just found how I can see Clear airway/Obstructed airway. So sorry for the previous question. It appears I have approx 80% obstructed. Thanks for your time, best regards"
Nov 28
Judy Y replied to Judy Y's discussion Could I have developed Central Sleep Apnoea ?
"Thanks for your answer Kath. The app I have is Philips Dreamapper . It tells me minimum/maximam/ 90% pressure, My AHI and mask fit, Hours usage. I cant see anything about obstructive or centrals. Is my app out of date, or my machine?"
Nov 28
Kath Hope replied to Judy Y's discussion Could I have developed Central Sleep Apnoea ?
"I don't think those symptoms are specific to central sleep apnoea.  Your app should tell you if those apnoeas are obstructive or  centrals.  It sometimes says 'CA.'  Sometimes when people first wake it takes a…"
Nov 27
Judy Y posted a discussion

Could I have developed Central Sleep Apnoea ?

HiI was diagnosed with severe sleep apnoea Jan 2017 after hiring a device from Hope2sleep. Think I had this problem for around 10 years. I eventually got my cpap machine in August 2017. I have had a few ups and downs, and had my machine adjusted a…See More
Nov 26
Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"Im on Warfarin for life because of leg DVT,s and Warfarin would be stopped 5 days before the operation. This could leave me at risk of another DVT.. Also the last time my Warfarin was stopped I has to self inject Heparin so my belly turned into a…"
Nov 25

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