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Philips Announces New Partnership

March 18, 2011 Philips and World Association of Sleep Medicine join efforts to expand people’s awareness of the impact of sleep on health and well-being Special sleep module launched as part of the…Continue

Started Mar 19, 2011

Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
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Welcome to the Hope2SleepGuide Forum, which is a service run by the Hope2Sleep Charity founded by Kath Hope…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kath Hope Mar 23.

 

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Kath Hope replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi Booksy This is a great 1st night's result regarding already feeling the benefits of CPAP.   It's absolutely normal to get a few teething problems at first but if you feel the air pressure is still too low contact your sleep…"
Mar 23
Sleep2snore replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
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Sleep2snore replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Either they have not set your minimum pressure and the machine is slowly finding the level you require, or they have not set up a minimum pressure. I don't know how or if they set your machine up, but my mate got one and under Covid rules they…"
Mar 23
Booksy replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi Everyone, I’m 50 and was diagnosed last month with moderate sleep apnea with a score of 28. Last night was my first night with my cpap machine and mask. I slept a whole 8 hours without waking! I also feel quite a bit brighter and less foggy…"
Mar 23
Raza silveira replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi Kath and everybody. My name is Raza and am new to this forum. It feels really good to sound out people who have first hand experience of sleep apnoea. I am 72 not overweight and do not drink or smoke. I had a mini stroke,cerebellum, just before…"
Feb 26
Crabbleite replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Thanks Kath. I am going to start adapting to the mask by wearing it in the day at first. Once I get one or two nights on it I reckon I will be OK. other forums have said there is no point in tweaking my pressure because of the high leak rate and I…"
Jan 23
Bill Thomson replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"but it's also worth considering if you definitely ONLY breathe through your nose during sleep as that could cause a higher AHI...” Crabbleite, maybe you are one of the relative minority like me, who find that with CPAP you physically…"
Jan 23
Kath Hope replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"In one way John, bearing in mind your AHI was 45 on diagnosis, 9 is very good, although if you're still experiencing the brain fog and tiredness etc., it's a pity the clinic haven't managed to get it lower despite them trying. …"
Jan 22
Kath Hope replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi Crabbleite I can't speak for the Resmed Mirage FX, but we've sold the Wisp for years at the charity and our site has all 5 star reviews.  The DreamWisp is the newest version with the difference being the hose comes out of the top…"
Jan 22
John Wilkinson replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi. I was diagnosed about 3 years ago with severe sleep (45 AHI). I'm 63, fairly active and only slightly overweight. My AHI came down to 9 after about 12 months and I get about 7 hours sleep a night. Despite their best efforts my clinic has…"
Jan 22
Crabbleite replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi I have been using xPAP fo around 15 years and have never really for it to work for me. I am joining this forum with eh aim of getting my AHI below 5. I have been using a Respirinicas Comfort Gel nasal mask for a long time now and it is well…"
Jan 20
Kath Hope replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Frankam, you're with a very good sleep clinic who remotely check and monitor your therapy so please don't try to adjust any settings.  If the machine needs to go up to a pressure of 10 it's because that pressure is needed to…"
Jan 18
frankam replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"An  update  here  tonight  is  my  6th  night with  the cpap...The  first  night  was  great  slept  solid,however the last three  days  i just could  not …"
Jan 18
Jonathan replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Those adrenaline shots when you stop breathing and your brain wakes you up can certainly send you dashing to the loo.  CPAP worked for me too (diagnosed 2008). Great night's sleep on night one, and only got better."
Jan 18
Kath Hope replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi again Frankam and was glad to be of help and reassurance.  I was speaking with one of your nurses earlier and told her of your great overnight success, and she was really pleased.  The nurses aren't here on the forum but they are…"
Jan 14

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A to Zzz's of Sleep Definitions and Abbreviations

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…

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Posted on April 7, 2011 at 14:46

Sleep Apnoea Myths Exposed !!!

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…

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Posted on March 7, 2011 at 18:10 — 9 Comments

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Kath Hope replied to Amanda Farley's discussion Split mask and hospital not helping.
"So pleased to hear this Amanda and you're right to always have a spare.  I take 2 away with me just in case + 2 hoses lol.  I knew exactly how you felt which is why we would have helped."
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Amanda Farley replied to Amanda Farley's discussion Split mask and hospital not helping.
"Thank you Kath, they've phoned and have posted one out. Tbh I'd have been happier just collecting it!  Definitely going to buy myself a spare. "
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Kath Hope replied to Amanda Farley's discussion Split mask and hospital not helping.
"Hi Amanda Can you give us a call at the charity so we can try to help you.  Charity line is 0300 102 9711"
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Amanda Farley posted a discussion

Split mask and hospital not helping.

Any ideas about emergency repair to a split mask?It split on Friday night so I've been with9ut my CPAP since then .Called the hospital twice this morning and got either an answer machine or a non answered phone. Went up there on the off chance they…See More
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For sale Philips dream station auto cpap machine with Resmed F20 mask

I have a Philips dream station Cpap machine with resmed F20 mask size M FOR SALE, more or less brand new under 10 hours use, spare filter and head strap, comes with carry case excellent condition, new resmed machine forces sale. £400See More
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Kath Hope replied to Maxine Chaplain's discussion Using humidifier
"You're welcome Maxine.  I have to say that although it's more expensive using distilled, I now never get any build-up of minerals/limescale in my humidifier and don't even need to clean it with vinegar.  I just spray the…"
Apr 28
Maxine Chaplain replied to Maxine Chaplain's discussion Using humidifier
"Thanks so much for the advice. I now have my new one and will try the water/vinegar regime. Yes, we do live in a very hard water area which doesn't help so I'll give the distilled water a go too. Many thanks "
Apr 28
Kath Hope replied to Maxine Chaplain's discussion Using humidifier
"Hi Maxine That advice is correct, except you really want to be giving a deeper clean once a week with a more natural disinfecting regime.  The manufacturers recommend doing this with 1 part of white vinegar to 5 parts water and leaving to…"
Apr 26
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Using humidifier

All the tips I've read regarding cleaning the humidifier state regularly washing with a gentle soap and water and only using distilled water. I've been using boiled, cooled water and assumed this was OK. My humidifier has gone white and crazed and…See More
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