Hope2SleepGuide

Sleep Apnoea Forum Bringing Help + Support to the Patient

thatbloke
  • Male
  • Hampshire
  • United Kingdom
Share
  • Kath's Apnoea Blog
  • Discussions (2)
  • Events
  • Groups
  • Sleep Apnoea Photos
  • Photo Albums
  • Sleep Apnoea Videos

thatbloke's Discussions

Having major trouble and getting very frustrated trying to use CPAP machine - help?
11 Replies

I have, for a number of years, had problems sleeping. Although I'd (most of the time) sleep for a normal amount of time (7-9 hours), I'd frequently wake up feeling like I hadn't slept at all. About 3…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sleep2snore Aug 16, 2020.

 

thatbloke's Page

Latest Activity

Sleep2snore replied to thatbloke's discussion Having major trouble and getting very frustrated trying to use CPAP machine - help?
Aug 16, 2020
Sleep2snore replied to thatbloke's discussion Having major trouble and getting very frustrated trying to use CPAP machine - help?
"This came to a head a couple of weeks back where, even while just sat in front of my computer at home, I felt like I wasn't breathing properly, even with none of this going on - I was having to manually breathe. I got tested for covid that day…"
Aug 16, 2020
Sleep2snore replied to thatbloke's discussion Having major trouble and getting very frustrated trying to use CPAP machine - help?
"With the last point in mind, because I never feel like I'm breathing "normally" with the mask on, I then end up taking over and "manually" trying to concentrate on my breathing with it on. This, of course, means that…"
Aug 16, 2020
Sleep2snore replied to thatbloke's discussion Having major trouble and getting very frustrated trying to use CPAP machine - help?
"Note that this feeling of not breathing properly also happens even if I put the mask on for a bit during the day, just to try to get used to it. I simply do not ever feel like I'm taking in enough air when I breathe in, and therefore have to…"
Aug 16, 2020
Sleep2snore replied to thatbloke's discussion Having major trouble and getting very frustrated trying to use CPAP machine - help?
"Additionally, with the mask on, within literally about 5 breaths, my mouth becomes drier than the sahara desert - You NEED a HUMIDIFIER."
Aug 16, 2020
Sleep2snore replied to thatbloke's discussion Having major trouble and getting very frustrated trying to use CPAP machine - help?
"While having the mask on, I don't ever feel like when I'm breathing in, that I'm actually taking in enough air. It feels like the mask pushes my lower jaw and my lips into a certain position that then prevents my normal breathing from…"
Aug 16, 2020
Sleep2snore replied to thatbloke's discussion Having major trouble and getting very frustrated trying to use CPAP machine - help?
"I lost my last post, but there are many types of mask. Cloth full-faced - Changing settings - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHkJuuZuhfc  (Now I have to say you should not change your settings, but my mate got a new machine like this and the…"
Aug 16, 2020
Sleep2snore replied to thatbloke's discussion Having major trouble and getting very frustrated trying to use CPAP machine - help?
""I tried using the machine every night, as instructed, but typically after 1-2 hours of having the mask on I'd have to take it off and then sleep without it as I previously did. This went on for about 3 weeks before I just stopped using…"
Aug 16, 2020
Sleep2snore replied to thatbloke's discussion Having major trouble and getting very frustrated trying to use CPAP machine - help?
"Yeah, ok, I did get your cry for help. I see you have no humidifier, I would strongly suggest you get one, most people I know can't get past 2 to 4 hours without one. They feel all dry in the airways and feel they can't breath.  If…"
Aug 16, 2020
thatbloke replied to thatbloke's discussion Having major trouble and getting very frustrated trying to use CPAP machine - help?
"Hi, thanks for your reply. I'm located in the Portsmouth area. In response to your questions: Type of machine - Resmad Autosense Humidifier - none Mask type - Full face Model of mask - Resmed airfit F20 medium Full faced - yes Nasal - see…"
Aug 15, 2020
Sleep2snore replied to thatbloke's discussion Having major trouble and getting very frustrated trying to use CPAP machine - help?
"I could suggest a lot of things to try to help, but there is a lack of information. Type of machine - Resmad Autosense OK] Humidifier - ?  Have you got one with the machine? Mask type - ? Model of mask - ? Full faced - ? Nasal - ? Nasal Pillows…"
Aug 13, 2020
thatbloke posted a discussion

Having major trouble and getting very frustrated trying to use CPAP machine - help?

I have, for a number of years, had problems sleeping. Although I'd (most of the time) sleep for a normal amount of time (7-9 hours), I'd frequently wake up feeling like I hadn't slept at all. About 3 years ago I met a woman who now would be my wife if we didn't have to postpone it, and she confirmed that I have a major snoring problem (I knew this already) and that frequently I could stop breathing entirely at points while sleeping. At the start of this year, it got markedly worse and on…See More
Aug 12, 2020
thatbloke is now a member of Hope2SleepGuide
Aug 1, 2020

Profile Information

Treatment Being Used, if any?
Auto-Adjusting CPAP
If Machine Being Used, What Make or Model?
ResMed airsense 10 autoset
If Mask Being Used, What Type or Name?
Resmed airfit f20 (size M)

Comment Wall

You need to be a member of Hope2SleepGuide to add comments!

Join Hope2SleepGuide

  • No comments yet!
 
 
 

Sleep Apnoea Forum

New to the Sleep Apnoea Forum? 

1. Stop by our Sleep Apnoea Welcome Center to introduce yourself to the SleepGuide community.
2. Start a New Topic of Conversation.
3. Post your photos - of yourself, your old CPAP machine, your new CPAP machine, your pet, something about you!

Interested in advertising, have a problem or need to contact us? Click the Report an Issue page.

 

Latest Activity

Kath Hope replied to Ian's discussion Activated Oxygen
"That's great to hear Ian and we suspect those cheap copies are the issue here or even if people are using the SoClean without following the proper instructions.  We'll see what the FDA say....."
Jun 2
Jon Read is now a member of Hope2SleepGuide
May 29
Dan Walter is now a member of Hope2SleepGuide
May 28
Kath Hope commented on Kath Hope's event 'Hope2Sleep Charity's Free Online Webinar - No 3'
"Looks like I'm attending on my own, except I happen to know there are lots already registered for our webinar lol."
May 27
Profile IconGraham Angus and David Phillips joined Hope2SleepGuide
May 26
Ian replied to Ian's discussion Activated Oxygen
"Thanks Kath.  I've never used my CPAP without having the SoClean. I think it's a great piece of equipment and makes the cleaning regime a doddle and as mentioned I've never suffered any ill effects, indeed since using my CPAP I…"
May 26
Kath Hope posted discussions
May 25
Kath Hope posted an event
Thumbnail

Hope2Sleep Charity's Free Online Webinar - No 3 at Zoom Webinar

May 27, 2021 from 8pm to 9:30pm
Hope you can join our free webinar this Thursday at 8 pm and our guest speaker is our charity's patron, Dom Joly, comedian and travel writer who is sharing his own story of his…See More
May 25
Kath Hope replied to Judith-Ann Wardlaw's discussion Noisy mask problem
"Sorry Judith I or others either didn't see this or didn't have an answer, but as per our conversation in the Facebook Group and for the sake of anyone wondering who sees this post, I'll confirm that you found out it was your bacterial…"
May 25
Kath Hope replied to Ian's discussion Activated Oxygen
"Hi Ian Yes this has been an ongoing investigation for over a year, without many updates from the FDA, that we've been watching closely and they're also investigating the UV light cleaning system (Lumin).  I doubt the UK will be…"
May 25
Ian posted a discussion

Activated Oxygen

I have come across a press release from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration published in the US in 2020 stating that no devices that use activated oxygen to sterilize CPAP equipment are licenced for sale in the U.S. The release goes onto say that…See More
May 25
Hereandnow is now a member of Hope2SleepGuide
May 23
Judith-Ann Wardlaw posted a discussion

Noisy mask problem

I have had my Fisher and Paykel Simplus mask for about five years and have been very happy with it, until about two weeks ago. I did my usually weekly clean of mask, tube etc. That night I noticed that the mask was noisy when I breathe out. Since…See More
May 23
Ian is now a member of Hope2SleepGuide
May 20
Natalie Gray replied to Natalie Gray's discussion Been declined Nhs treatment
"So I’ve been turned down again. I asked about a different Trust and was told that they would turn me down too as I’m not tired during the day. He’s right, I’m not tired during the day however I don’t fancy the…"
May 19
Michael Jones posted a discussion

Why does AHI increase with more mask leak?

My AHI increases with nights with increased mask leak. I am using an Auto CPAP. Is this a detection/flow phenomena?ThanksSee More
May 19
Michael Jones replied to Michael Jones's discussion Dry Mouth - best humidifier settings advice
"Hi Thanks for the feed back. I’m using a heated wire circuit so I don’t seem to be able to turn off the adaptive setting. The video suggests the same. I’ll try the gum gels once in stock. Thanks, Mike"
May 19
Kath Hope replied to Michael Jones's discussion Dry Mouth - best humidifier settings advice
"Hi Michael Good to hear your AHI is coming down and I'd highly suggest changing the humidifier to fixed from adaptive so that you can control the amount of humidification as adaptive rarely works well in the UK. You can control your heated…"
May 18
Kath Hope replied to Natalie Gray's discussion Been declined Nhs treatment
"Philips don't have a service at the moment Michael but hoping to set it up again soon."
May 18
Michael Jones replied to Natalie Gray's discussion Been declined Nhs treatment
"If no other hospital, I am sure the Philips service is CQC and NHS registered. Your GP could refer if the local CCG approves funding. Hope you get sorted."
May 16

© 2021   Created by The SleepGuide Crew.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service