I thought I would write this blog post to hopefully inspire others. Using a CPAP isn't the end of the world if you are an outdoors person. If you like a bit of car camping there are many options, cheap lead acid/sealed batteries are available and together with a converter make it all possible, however backpacking and multi day hikes require a bit more effort.
For the 18 months or so I have been doing a lot of backpacking in the UK and around the world. With some planning and…Continue
A number of drugs disrupt sleep, while others can cause daytime drowsiness. Your clinician may be able to suggest alternatives.
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Added by Kath Hope on October 16, 2014 at 22:27 — No Comments
The following are my own tips in helping with my own treatment, and are not meant as a substitute for medical advice. However, I hope they prove useful.
A lot of people find it hard to tolerate their equipment at first, so it's a good idea to set it up during the day whilst relaxing, such as watching tv,…Continue
Added by Kath Hope on October 25, 2011 at 20:00 — No Comments
So, I am new to this group and would like to intruduce myself: my name is katie and I have 3 wonderful, active boys ages 9,7, & 4, & we live in Mobile,Al which is in the United States. The whole reason I came to this site is about my 4 year old named Andrew. He is living with Obstructive and Central sleep apnea and even though he has been diagnosed with it no doctor can tell me the one answer I want the most. WHY? I will say that they believe he will grow out of the older he gets,…Continue
A to Zzz of SLEEP DEFINITIONS AND ABBREVIATIONS
APNOEA: Without Breath (also spelt Apnea in some countries). Therefore, Sleep Apnoea means pauses in breathing whilst sleeping.
APNOEA/HYPOPNOEA INDEX (AHI): The number of apnoea/hypopnoea incidents per hour.
APNOEA INDEX (AI): The number of apnoea events per hour.
AROUSAL: Going from sleep to wakefulness, or…
Added by The SleepGuide Crew on April 7, 2011 at 14:46 — No Comments
My name is Steve. Just been diagnosed with Sleep Apnea. I have been having probbies reading with the mask on. I have found some magnetic reading glasses that split on the bridge of the glasses then click together under the mask. You do not have to take the mask off when you are ready to sleep just pull each lens and that's it no hassle. Just send them details of your reading lens required.
Hope this helps with your reading…Continue
SLEEP APNOEA MYTHS EXPOSED!!
I WAS TOLD I WON’T BE ABLE TO DRIVE IF I HAVE SLEEP APNOEA
Not True! Once your treatment is proving to be successful your sleep clinician can fill in a form to be sent to the DVLA, who should give you permission to drive.
SLEEP APNOEA ONLY AFFECTS OBESE PEOPLE
Not True! Yes, of course obese people are affected, just like obesity can cause other…Continue