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2007-10-02 15:41
Jeremy Mansell
CPAP Machines:
I travel all over the Uk and abroad and my CPAP machine goes with me everywhere (it has so far doen Gambia, Egypt, Kenya, The Maldives, Ireland and Italy amongst others) but I am about to go to Cuba and they have restrictions on electrical equipment entering the country. As my machine is has a passover humidifier, and therefore a heating element, there may be issues - what intenational travel restrictions are there reagrding CPAP machines?
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2007-11-09 19:13
Lynette
CPAP Machines:
What is the quietest machine that I can get on the UK
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2007-11-16 10:19
Angie
Related Health Issues:
I have been on CPAP for over a year and they uped the air flow recently. I have not been able to loose weight. Does anyone know a reliable diet to follow...I have tried meal replacement but it is a temporary thing and the weight comes back on. I also have tried GI for a short time. Has anyone sucessful loosing weight without banding got any suggestions...thanks :)
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2007-11-23 11:06
J Stuart
CPAP Machines:
Is CPAP effective after palatal surgery? If not, is there any other treatment for OSA?
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2007-12-11 17:21
henry fung
CPAP Machines:
I have been starting using cpap for 7 days. Though I am beginning to getting used of it, how do I know it is really working for the improvement of my osa. Is there anything recorded in my cpap machine so that next time when I consult my doctor with it, he will let me know? Yes, I am feeling very much better now, but just want to confirm with datas so as to carry on using it with confidence.
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2008-01-21 19:53
Paul
Your Questions:
I am fairly sure I have sleep apena and have been suffering from it for about a year now. My work have been quick to point out my extreme tiredness and poor performance. As I am a IT Programmer I have a tendancy to drop off for a micro nap at my desk. I am sure my work is building up a case against me because of this. What rights do I have? is OSA classed as a disability and should my work cater for it? Can you be fired for having OSA and/or suffering the effects thereof. Thanks in advance
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2008-01-31 13:48
David Carmody
CPAP Machines:
can i get an exemption for hand luggage as you can only have 1 bag per person and i can not take any personal things with me as hand luggage
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2008-02-06 13:39
steve tames
Sleep Masks:
My house dust allergy causes nasal blockage at night esp in hot weather thanks. Will a face mask help?
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2008-02-10 12:48
Christine Wilson
Related Health Issues:
I have just started to use a CPAP machine (no humidifier) and i have had a cold and runny nose which has not improved and sometimes is now worse after about 2 weeks - is it ok to continue to use the machine if you have a bad cold or runny nose?
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2008-02-21 05:54
Robert
CPAP Machines:
I have been using a CPAP machine for the past 18 months but still wake up with a very sore chest which goes away after 30mins then I can go back to sleep. How can I stop this?
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2008-02-22 04:46
Krishanu
CPAP Machines:
If I purchase a CPAP device,how much of the cost for the machine is reimbursed in UK? Is the reimbursement structure same in France and Germany too?
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2008-02-22 11:26
Krishanu
CPAP Machines:
Could you please tell me, if I happen to purchase a CPAP machine in UK from the government, what would the procedure be? Who will select the brand of the machine for me and whether I would be getting the machine at any discounted rates?
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2008-03-09 03:20
Bob
CPAP Machines:
Have you ever heard anyone retaining fluid in the lower leg and hands from using the CPAP breathing machine?
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2008-03-23 10:53
Tom
Sleep Apnea:
Hi My girlfriend has noticed last night that I wasn't breathing breathing for a little while, so after searching on the internet I found that I have sleep apnea and then I found your website. I'm just wondering what should I do now? Should I go to GP doctor? Or maybe I should visit your clinic? Or just buying mask would help? Can you give me answer to my questions and as much information as I need to start treatment because I'm really concerned about my health. Thanks a lot. Tom
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2008-03-29 12:00
Pat
Sleep Apnea:
What are the symptoms and effects of too much air pressure?
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2008-04-15 16:52
Nick
CPAP Machines:
I have now been on cpap for 4 weeks and am being treated by Papworth. apparently mild apnea is the probable cause of my afternoon sleepiness. CPAP makes me feel better in the mornings ( not that I felt that bad before) but I still feel sleepy in the afternoons but it is not so overwhelming an urge to sleep as before cpap. I am on a pressure of 8 and apparently Papworth measured me to have a mean oxygen saturation of 96%,min of 81% and a desaturation index 4. Firstly please can someone explain these readings to me and secondly should I ask Papworth if I can increase pressure from 8? regards Nick
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2008-04-23 04:01
Paul Wealls
CPAP Machines:
I have been diagnosed with Sleep Apnea as I have had the sleep test done here in Australia, I am returning to the UK and wnat to know if I can use the prescription and sleep test results form here in the uk and can it be claimed on the NHS??
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2008-04-27 07:03
Jules
CPAP Machines:
I am waking hourly after using a CPAP machine for a week. This is more frequently than before i started treatment. This is hugely frustrating and i give up on the machine at 2.30am. I have only had one stint of 4 hours continuous sleep. Is this normal or am i not going to gain any benefit from the CPAP devise?
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2008-05-11 02:50
sharra lucas-hill
CPAP Machines:
I am new at using a CPAP machine. What if sleeping on my back isn't comfortable for me, can I sleep on my side?
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2008-05-12 02:39
Marilyn
CPAP Machines:
Do I need to got to my doctor, before using this machine.
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2008-05-13 00:49
Dawn
CPAP Machines:
How can I fix bloating causing during the night when using the CPAP? I have been using a machine for almost a year and the last month have suffered from bloating/abdominial pain.
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2008-05-15 21:03
michelle locke
CPAP Machines:
i have just been diagnosed with "moderate" sleep apnea, will i need a CPAP machine?
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2008-05-29 18:43
carmen rayner
CPAP Machines:
what length of time does it take to cure sleep apnea once i receive my cpap machine
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2008-06-14 05:20
Gillian Toles
CPAP Machines:
Bringing my CPAP machine to the U.K. Last time I couldn't find any distilled water for my humidifier chamber anywhere. I wound up using de-ionized water for irons. Very expensive, about 4 times what I pay for distilled water at home. Also, there was no best before date like distilled water has. Where can I get distilled water near Watford or London or should I just use tap water ?
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2008-07-01 18:00
Pat Knight
CPAP Machines:
Help. I've just been diagnosed with OSA and been referred to the Royal Brompton. I've gathered that there is a seven week wait before I will be seen for a CPAP device. We have private medical insurance, but they won't cover the cost of the CPAP device and once we've gone down the private route everything will have to be private. I understand it is possible to hire the machines to start on the route of findinf out which would be best for me. Can anyone advise me as to how and where? Thanks Pat
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2008-07-12 20:20
John Jennings
CPAP Machines:
Where can I purchase a CPAP Machine?
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2008-07-18 20:03
Pat
Related Health Issues:
seems as though ever since I got my CPAP I have slept great, that I now after 46 years have allergies or symptoms like that. I have running then stuffy nose, and I now sneeze uncontrolably for 7-20 times. This happens throughout the day. I use the humidifier and my home is air conditioned also. The headgear I use is the nasal pillow.
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2008-08-02 09:53
Alexandra McDougall
CPAP Machines:
Been in U.K. two months.from Canada. Having trouble getting distilled water for my CPAP (PHarmacy supply problem). Can get distilled water from garage also de-ionized water which I am told is the same. Can you advise? Also do you know where to get cleaning supplies & accessory parts. I am living in Jedburgh, Scotland. Thankyou
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2008-08-03 19:50
Kumar
Sleep Apnea:
Can OSA be cured ? I'm 29 and have gained excess weight in the last few years especially round my cheeks. Probably this has contributed to OSA. Can OSA be completely cured if i return to my previous slim weight ?
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2008-09-04 21:52
charles wendler
CPAP Machines:
can you develope a bad breathe odor after years of using a cpap machine? any cure?
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2008-09-07 05:56
tung
Your Questions:
How maximum CPAP level we need to set when treatment a severe OSA case? I'm a young RT in a medical center in Taiwan. Thanks very much.
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2008-09-28 12:15
Paul Smith
Sleep Masks:
I was diagnosed with severe apnea last week and immediately given a computerised machine to try. I have to go back to the clinic on Wednesday, when the machine will be checked and I will be allocated the machine most suitable to me. What questions should I be asking? What alternatives are there? (I seem to breathe through my mouth more than my nose - should I try a full-face?) I have a full, Billy F Gibbons (he of ZZ Top) beard - should I go for nasal pillow (sic?). I trust the clinic, but feel out of control because of a lack of knowledge, so any help gratefully received. My thanks in anticipation.
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2008-10-08 22:44
Kingfisher
CPAP Machines:
I Have a Remstar Auto CFlex about two years old, this is the old Pre-M version. My Question concerns the motor its making a whining noise which is now begining to get anoying, is the motor replaceable. and is it expencive.
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2008-10-14 15:28
spragger
CPAP Machines:
I bet it been ask befor but I am new to this site, Q. do you have much trouble at airports with your cpap and what about the voltage in say the USA 110v my cpap works on 240v any help is well come.
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2008-10-22 20:50
Mr K.J Burgess
CPAP Machines:
Can you recomend a small, portable CPAP machine that can be either mains or battery powered, with the ability to be charged from a 12V D.C car lighter socket?
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2008-11-20 22:38
Rina
CPAP Machines:
I am on the CPAP for 2 months now which reduced my obstructions from 60 per hour to 1 per hour. Inspite of that I developped sometimes numbness and sometimes pins and needles in my extremeties (hands and feet). I have had blood tests and saw a neurologist but everything seems to be okay. But the symptoms are not getting any better. Is it possible that the numbness and pins and needles are due to hyperventilation? Thank you for answering my question. Rina
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2008-11-27 02:53
Terry
Related Health Issues:
I have sleep apena and asthma. I recently had a cervical discetomy that left the right side of my vocal cords paralyz. I have a head cold and its hard to breath at times. What should I do
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2008-12-13 03:57
Karen
CPAP Machines:
What are the complications of respiratory infections and lung infections if the cpap is not cleaned properly? Can this cause respiratory and lung problems? Do you get a bad cough? Can it cause pneaumonia? Thank you.
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2008-12-24 01:03
Peter Hargrave
CPAP Machines:
Once diagnosed as requiring CPAP will this treatment be required for the rest of my life
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2008-12-29 14:38
marie dooley
Related Health Issues:
I got a head cold which has passed but now I have an unproductive very dry and very irritating cough which gets worse as the day progresses. I feel a tickling and caught up feeling on my chest and this is putting me off my CPAP machine, although I have persisted with it. I am only using it for two weeks so far. I feel very conscious of it during the night and wakeful as I need to fix it into position from time to time. started the CPAP and it gets worse as the day goes on
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2009-01-02 15:57
rodd
CPAP Machines:
my CPAP machine has a heated humidifier but the hose line to the mask is very wet inside and drips come into the nasal pillow while in use. It did not always do this...please send your thoughts. Thanks.
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2009-01-12 21:05
angie butcher
CPAP Machines:
i have probs with mosture in my nose pillow can i avoid this
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2009-01-21 00:19
maggie
Related Health Issues:
Could you please tell me if my cpap machine could be causing me to have an allergic reaction in the form of a light pink area on both sides of my lower chest and most days also on my face under my mask? I notice this in the mornings and during the day it will fade to almost normal. Then the same thing happens the next day and so on. I have no insurance so am trying to figure out if it might be my machine and what to do. Please let me know what you think. ty
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2009-01-21 09:56
wendy philbin
CPAP Machines:
i have just had a weeks trial using a full mask cpap machine, two days after i had finished the trial i had a nose bleed and have continued to have them on a daily basis since now over a week.It is the same notril that bleeds and its approx same time every day for around ten minutes. I would like to know if this is normal. many thanks
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2009-01-21 19:31
Clive Reynolds
CPAP Machines:
I have just been given a REM starPlus machine to use.I find the small machine to be very noisy,is this normal. I can understand that as with all machines you have to become accustomed to its sounds,but this appears to sound like an overworked car engine going up a steep hill! Your thoughts please
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2009-01-31 13:56
menalonergan
CPAP Machines:
my partner can not stand the noise from the machine and sleeps on the sofa, What can I do to lower the noise
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2009-02-04 22:30
dave cooper
CPAP Machines:
can using a cpap machine cause u to have s sore throat
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2009-02-26 23:16
emma
Your Questions:
i have rem star pro m series.iv been haveing problems with sinus irritaion causeing me to sneeze no stop im miserable all day long.have gotten upper respatorey due to this i belive.i have heated humidafier.this has not always bothered me but has been off and on ,but in the last month its when ever i use it had it on 3 to see if it was to much moister and on five to see if i neede more.same thing happens, so i havent been useing it and doing ok.tryed 2 nights ago and within hour had to take it off sinus started to drain in throught and nose burns.so when i have mask off during day my nose burns on inside when i inhail air and tickels then i start to sneeze.is their some thing i can do, ido have allergies so i do have a filter already in my machine which i change regulery
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2009-03-03 13:03
Helen Booker
Related Health Issues:
during my pregancy up to 9 weeks i was unable to use my cpap machine i couldn't breath probabley or get comftable with it, but when i had a miscarriage at 9 weeks within a day i was able to use it again. What was the problem? I tried pillows and position and there was nothing wrong with the machine, i just wanted to find out how i can prevent this from happening again when i become pregnant.
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2009-03-08 08:38
chrissie jeffery
CPAP Machines:
Recently my cpap hose has started to accumalate moisture and am woken by water spraying up my nose! Why has this occured after several months use with this happening before?
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2009-03-14 12:19
TeresaW2
Sleep Apnea:
I have recently been diagnosed with SA and have been given a CPAP. I struggled a great deal for the first couple of nights but am slowly beginning to get used to the machine. I have slept in a a semi sitting position for the last three years to try and stop the "pounding heart" syndrome which I now know is caused by SA. Should I still be sleeping in this position or would I be better laying flat(ish)? I have Rheumatoid Arthritis which afffects my neck and shoulders so laying completely flat is out of the question
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2009-03-27 03:12
Leslie Atkinson
CPAP Machines:
My mother uses a CPAP machine. Recently she has developed sores on the inside of her mouth and tongue. She has seen her doctor and they are not sure exactly what it is. Could this be some type of fungus or anything from the CPAP mask? I know she doesn't clean it as often as directed and if she runs out of distilled water, she will use regular tap water, so I didn't know if this could be a cause.
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2009-04-13 21:19
Jean
CPAP Machines:
Can a CPAP machine cause renal failure?
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2009-04-14 05:09
Carolyn
CPAP Machines:
What is the best way to treat the common cold (stuffy nose) when being treated for sleep apnea?
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2009-04-25 04:33
deneise etheridge
CPAP Machines:
I really need to use my cpap machine but when I use it for one or maybe two nights I start sneezing, eyes water and nose drips. It finally ends up with chest congestion. Tried different allergy medication but can't find anything that works
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2009-04-27 19:25
Julie Jackson
Your Questions:
Do you have to tell the DVLA that you are being treated for OSA?
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2009-05-07 11:08
analeste tribe
Related Health Issues:
Everyone talks about a runny nose etc but I wake up with a totally stuffy blocked nose in middle of the night. Will increasing humidifier alleviate this problem?
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2009-05-13 10:43
BenAnne
Sleep Masks:
I have very recently begun CPAP therapy and, each night, have experienced nightmares. Have any other forum members expeienced this in the early stages of therapy. Many thanks for any feedback
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2009-05-28 21:43
John Linden
CPAP Machines:
I was recently diagnosed with OSA and issued with a CPAP machine. Is there any benefit I can claim or some other form of recompense for the cost of the electricity each night?
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2009-06-10 17:20
DALE DYSON
CPAP Machines:
i wake up about every 10 to 15 minutes and it is just like my throat has closed up and cant breathe so the only way i can get a decent nights sleep is to drink a lot of alchol now i am obviously drinking much too much how wonderful it would be to have a nights sleep without drinking at least 6 cans of lager could u give me any advice
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2009-06-30 02:07
jack
CPAP Machines:
may I place my cpap machine in an oppen drawer when using it?
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2009-07-09 09:17
stan gardner
CPAP Machines:
Whilst using a CPAP MACHINE, is it designed that you breath in thro your nose and out thro the mouth.(using nasal mask) This is due to congestion and breathing out thro nose can be restricted hence exhaling thro mouth.(This can happen frequently) Note, i have been using the machine for Four weeks. Stan Gardner
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2009-07-11 18:34
Allison
CPAP Machines:
hi can u help.have had a cpap machine for nearly a year. have been experiencing a droopy eye this happens about 4 times a day and nearly closes.have also been getting blurred vision and cloud eye. please can u tell me if this has anything to do with the machine. waiting in anticipation Allison
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2009-07-28 14:02
carrie
CPAP Machines:
I would like to know how the CPAP treatment works.
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2009-08-12 11:06
John Rutherford
Related Health Issues:
Can using CPAP cause flatulence. I am experiencing a great deal of wind since using the system and I presume it is linked with taking in more air than usual. I use a face3 mask that only covers my nose - would this make a difference?
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2009-08-12 12:39
Julie Maguire
Sleep Apnea:
I havent slept very well for a long time, mainly because I have chronic renal failure of which the side effect is going to the toilet in the middle of night. This disturbs my sleep but more than that, my husband says I snore alot too and I am often tossing and turning, fidgeting and getting achy limbs all night. This results in not getting much sleep and I often wake up in the morning with raging headaches that can last for more than 24 hours and am tired all day. Do you think this could be sleep apnea? I am also very overweight. I am 5'4 and 15 stone. Thanks
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2009-09-01 21:41
Ian Matthew
CPAP Machines:
Hello, I have a Res Med S8 Escape II,and the hours used time displayed on the machine does not compare to the amount of time which I wear it at night, for instance last night I wore the mask and had the machine switched on for 6 hours, the time used only increased by 1 hour. Can you let me know if this is a common occurrence? Is there something I am doing wrong? or is it to do with the pressure setting not recognising my breathing or am I only getting a very small amount of proper sleep at night? I have discussed this with my medical clinician who just gave me a new machine (I don't think that they understand how it works either!!). Basically all I am after is to know what the hour counter is counting. I look forward to your response.
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2009-09-04 22:20
ken bendelow
CPAP Machines:
the resprionics remstar pro m series that i have been issued with does NOT match my breathing rate can your advise on which machines do?also the machine itself seems quiet but the sound of air movement in the hose certainly is not ,any remedies?kind regards Ken
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2009-09-15 14:42
caroline
CPAP Machines:
I am having my house decorated and and am using my CPAP machine - am I at risk of ihaling a greater number of paint fumes through the filter and machine?
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2009-09-23 16:28
Mike Thomas
Sleep Masks:
ResMed Mirage Series 2 Full Face Mask - where can I obtain spare parts for this mask? ResMed no longer appear to manufacture this mask and my local health authority do not stock it or parts for it any longer. (I have been given another full face mask to use, but find it impossible to adjust to a leak proof condition). I have been using a CPAP for 8 years.
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2009-10-03 12:47
elaine
CPAP Machines:
unhappy with full mask! Side sleeper - mask. Use mouth n nose to breath. Full mask making sleep difficult.
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2009-10-20 20:01
Rod Carter
CPAP Machines:
My ears are poping now at night when I use my machine, Last week I woke up blotted with pain in my belly area, Im using a chin strap now that seem to have corrective that problem.
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2009-10-28 12:40
Mrs R Ralph
Sleep Masks:
please help my husband was given his cpap machine 5 days ago he was origially given a nasal mask but then changed to a full mask as he slept with his mouth open. he now cannot get on with his face mask. he takes it off in his sleep without knowing it, he says he feels very clostraphoic(forgive spelling.) i wondered if here were any other kind of masks that are less 'scary' for him as he is exhusted and hasn't slept properly since hes had it. thak you.
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2009-11-09 11:14
Lynne
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CPAP & condensation dans le masque Comment empêcher la condensation dans le masque? j'ai un Flexifit à coussin et le caoutchouc se désagrège, tellement c'est humide.L'eau coule sur le visage la nuit. J'ai l'humidificateur au N° le plus bas, plus une housse pour le tuyeau; rien n'y fait; help!
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2009-11-09 16:15
nigel
CPAP Machines:
i have an old fisher and pykle and happy with it but thought of upgrading to resmed s8 auto2 but am concerend about the noise level especally up the pipe as i tried a breas modle recently which made hell of a din which is the quite auto out there thaqnks madcap
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2009-11-15 18:36
mark colclough
Sleep Masks:
I have been using a nasal mask/cpap machine for 1 month after recently being diagnosed with OSA/waking 18 times per hour. My right nostral (sometimes left also) has been blocked for many years and to complicate things further, i have TMJ (i wear a bite plate from dentist) meaning i clench my jaw all night. Using the nasal only mask means my mouth needs to be closed for the CPAP to work hence i think this is causing increased pressure on my jaw/TMJ. Would i be better using a full face mask because i would be able to keep my mouth open whilst sleeping thus taking pressure off my jaw? I believe my nasal blockage is a result of clenching my jaw all night and wearing a full mask could create a relaxed situation for my jaw and finally give me the rest i need. please help - thanks
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2009-11-22 07:16
jahangir khan
Sleep Masks:
What are the pros and cons of nasal and full face masks ? Nostrils only masks are uncomfortable due to high pressure (18). Do I need to use a mouth strap ? Thank you
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2009-12-01 11:09
LION59
Your Questions:
When I wake after a night on the machine, I inevitabily feel like I have something in the side of my mouth that I am chewing - I read once of a woman who said her husband woke up convinved he was chewing and had swallowed a whole load of pencils - with me its nuts and bolts, but a quick swallow and this goes away - why?
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2009-12-02 14:28
Jane Davey
CPAP Machines:
I live in Thailand at the moment but will visit family in UK at Christmas, I have OSA, do you accept prescriptions from overseas ? I want to buy a machine from Uk, so much cheaper.
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2009-12-16 00:36
yvonne walsh
CPAP Machines:
Once asleep the full face mask begins to force so much oxygen it suffercates me.Why is this happening and what is the next step if it keeps doing this?
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2009-12-21 13:10
sleeptight
Your Questions:
Dear Sir/Madam, How can i deleted my current account? Thanks, sleeptight
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2009-12-29 15:59
Sam Lee
Related Health Issues:
Does anyone here have daytime breathing problems as well as night time? It is like I forget to breath and suddenly take a massive gasp. I also wonder if there are any methods for strengthening the airways?
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2010-01-14 17:39
syed ali
CPAP Machines:
My Mother in law is bringing her machine on a vistsit TO the UK from USA. She uses distilled water in USA. What should she use in UK ? where can I easily get it from ?
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2010-01-25 10:45
ALAN HILL
CPAP Machines:
I have recently fitted a humidifier to my Resmed Escape II CPAP machine. This has been successful in that it stopped the irritation and sneezing (hay fever like) from which I had been suffering almost since commencing CPAP 2 months ago. However on a few occasions I have had to remove the mask in the early hours due to moisture accretion in the mask. In the morning I have had to dry out both mask and hose.
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2010-01-30 20:11
gail watts
CPAP Machines:
my eyes are itchy and puffy and watery in the morning after using the cpep machine.
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2010-02-08 10:44
Tracey Watson
Related Health Issues:
I have been using my machine now for 6 months I am now on a full face mask as im a mouth breather. I wake up everyday full of wind in my stomach and abdomon, it has become a major problam as i am in pain untill at least lunchtime everyday. I feel myself in the night swollowing all the time because my throat has dried to the point where i have no saliva at all. Thankyou for your time, i hope you may be able to advise me on this.
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2010-02-12 20:53
Eleanor
CPAP Machines:
within a week to ten days of using cpap machine and nasal mask I am getting ear ache. I have been diagnosed with Patulous Eustachian tubes. My ears feel full of air like on a airplane and its affecting my balance? I am using ordinary c pap machine ( no humidifier). Any suggestions? Thanks
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2010-03-06 00:00
Chris
CPAP Machines:
My husband has just got a CPAP machine due to severe sleep apnea. He is finding it very frightening and panics when he has the mask on, although it is running at a low pressure (starts at 4). He tried a mask with a nose piece first but whenever he opened his mouth he felt like he was drowing, and also it felt uncomfortable (he has a long face) so felt the full face mask was more comfortable and would stop him opening his mouth as much. How long does it take to get used to it, he seems to be concerned he won't cope with it. Any advice? He has tried it for an hour at the most.
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2010-03-12 01:33
Raymond MANLEY
CPAP Machines:
does the cpap machine record how you use it somehow?? the reason I ask is that I work a permanent night shift,12 hr shifts, 4 on and 4 off so I use the machine at night on my days off and during the day when working. This will result in any reading recorded by the machine to look odd to say the least and would appear that I am not using the machine as I should
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2010-04-02 06:51
Eric Johnson
CPAP Machines:
How do i know if i need a CPAP machine?
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2010-04-09 19:03
janet bushell
CPAP Machines:
I have had my cpap for a couple of months. I have now got my first cold. Do I still use the machine? Many thanks Janet
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2010-05-11 03:21
Andi
Sleep Apnea:
Hi, I've been tested and found to be suffering with osa. I was tested and found to suffer from in excess of 37 incidents per hour where I stopped breathing. Is this high ?.. I don't want to start a comp. but I can't seem to get a level on what other sufers are experiencing? I am also going for pressure testing this week and was interested on what I should expect. Prewarned is prewarned lol. cheers Andi
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2010-05-24 09:15
Joseph R. Blum
Sleep Masks:
I curretly use a nasal mask and am constantly sneezing or suffering a runny nose to the point I'm thinking of giving up on the therapy altogether. I've used this therapy for over 4 yrs. All of a sudden I'm not able to tolerate this treatment. I certainly can't function while sneezing and having a runny nose all day. I've tried raising the humidity setting and even going dry pap. Both end with the same result. Would I be better off with a full face mask? Any suggestions would be most appreciated.
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2010-06-13 20:19
Terence Byrne
Sleep Tests:
what is, and what is accomplished by a somnocheck test?
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2010-06-19 09:14
John Liddell
Sleep Masks:
Can I obtain a full face mask on prescription?
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2010-06-26 09:53
gretha nichols
CPAP Machines:
I cannot find my manual and need to adjust the settings for the air pressure. My machine is model HC 230. Can you advise me? Gretha
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2010-06-30 21:01
Alison Cross
CPAP Machines:
I had been using my cpap each night for a month, when suddenly I woke up at 4am one morning, couldn't bend or get dressed, was totally under air-pressure right up to my bra band and very uncomfortable.I went to the sleep clinic and they said I may have swallowed air? They increased the gradual air flow timimg to 45 mins. It seems that the moment of dropping off wakes me up with a start. That was a week ago and I am feeling ill every day now and I can only get 2x2hour sleeps during the night. I work full-time and I feel like a wreck. I am on my own for 2 weeks as my husband and children have gone on holiday. Can you help me? please. Alison.
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2010-07-04 22:55
jedc
Related Health Issues:
hello.! can anyone tell me if im entitled to disability living allowance if i suffer with acute obstructive sleep apnoea. thanking you jedc.
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2010-07-05 06:11
Srinivasa Prasad
Sleep Apnea:
I am 54 years, man of medium built, BMI 29. No BP and No diabetics.Good health. Not under any medication.But recently during driving, I escaped from a major accident with minor injuries. Then I was diagonised as severe OSA beyond 3 stage. From last 25 days I am on Philips Respironics Auto CPAP M/c. Continueously and comfortably usig at night non stop 7-8 hours. No wakeups. First 15 days Feeling good and attenctive. From last 8-10 days I am finding sleepy in day time,tired and restless. First time in my life finding acidity, acidic belching from top, frequent air passing from the rectum, is noticed. 1.IS THIS A SIDE EFFECT OF USING cpap. 2. With CPAP machine on, Exhaling sufocation is noticed, becoming uncomfortalbe at night. What is observation and advise. Should I continue using CPAP machnine or not. With warm regards and thanks in advance. CvS. Prasad.
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2010-07-11 12:01
safisafi
Related Health Issues:
The day following using my CPAP machine I seem to have trouble breathing. I go through the motion of breathing in the normal way but my body doesn't seem to be absorbing the oxygen (obviously it does or I wouldn't still be here but that is what it feels like) and I get giddy. Is this a form of hysteria, is my body objecting to having air pumped into it, is the pressure on my machine too high? I also get feelings of gentle bubbles in my chest - not my lungs. It is rather unpleasant.
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2010-07-13 18:00
clare mundle
CPAP Machines:
hi my 7yr old daughter wears a mask and is still suffering leaving it on plus her legs and ankles are hurting and her face swells up is this normal or something else wrong
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2010-07-18 19:19
stephen elbrow
CPAP Machines:
will i have to use a cpap for the rest of my life ?
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2010-07-24 22:10
nicola long
CPAP Machines:
Hi, my mum is currently in Papworth hospital and was on a CPAP for one night because of OSA, and fely good in the morning. The consultant said the CPAP had prevented the apnea but her oxygen was still only at 83, so last night put onto a Nippy 3 non invasive ventilator and is already near the maxium setting. She doesnt like it at all and feels terrible in the mornin. Is it possible to have a CPAP delivering oxygen and if so has anyone else on this? thank yo so much as I and mum are new to all this and we appreciate your help.
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2010-08-19 18:48
kathy
CPAP Machines:
can i take my machine on an airplane and if so can i use it
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2010-08-21 12:01
John
Sleep Apnea:
I have been using CPAP for three months and feel much better. Is it possible that I won't have to use the CPAP machine at some time in the future if I loose weight. I have gone from nearly 22 stone down to 18 stone since January!
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2010-08-30 08:55
Wendy
CPAP Machines:
I have been using a ResMed CPAP machine with humidifier for about 9 months. I have tried several different masks and struggled with leaking, poor fit, or pressure marks from the masks. I recently switched to a soft gel mask and found it to be a perfect fit with no leaks. However, I am now feeling that the incoming air is stuffy and I am working very hard to inhale. My sleep is filled with dreaming and does not feel restful. Is this an indication that my pressure is set too low (7 with no ramp). I have an insulator on my hose and the humidifier is set at the highest I can without rain out (just shy of 3).
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2010-09-15 19:55
christina maxwell
CPAP Machines:
i have a cpap machine with a dehumidifier but i waken up feeling very dry my throat, eyes and mouth all feel dry i also have type 2 diabetes can this be the reason for the dryness i cannot get a decent sleep
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2010-09-30 21:15
Alex Ivanov
Sleep Tests:
Is my sleep apnea diagnosis from abroad valid in the UK? Can I use it here to obtain the appropriate machine? Some time ago I had a fairly basic level sleep study here in the UK which was inconclusive. Recently I went back home (East Europe) and I decided to have another go because I still suspected I might have an OSA. I did a sleep study at a very advanced sleep clinic there(a lot of parameters measured- my body completely wired up) and the results concluded I do indeed have a moderate OSA. Is this diagnosis valid here in the UK? (I had it translated in English, and of course I have the original diagnosis document). I would like to buy directly from a supplier/shop, etc, rather than go through my GP because he has been very dismissive toward me and OSA possibility in the past, so I pretty much lost my confidence in him. Can somebody advise me please. Thank you.
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2010-10-13 16:34
biglil
Related Health Issues:
hello, i have just started with a cpap nasal mask. after one week i have a terrible cold streaming nose, and intense internal nasal irritation driving me mad!!. is this a normal event at first usuage.?I do not normally have colds at all
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2010-10-17 00:38
Esther Vele
CPAP Machines:
My husband has been using his machine for about 2 years now and my concern is: 1.Does prolonged use of the CPAP machines have a negative effect on his long term health. 2. Will losing weight get him off the machine. Thank you
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2010-11-02 14:24
chris dixson
CPAP Machines:
My husband is noncompliant with his CPap despite having a sleep study which diagnosed him with severe sleep apnea. He claims his vision becomes blurred after using the mask. I am an RN, and know the risks of untreated sleep apnea. What are his options?
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2010-11-12 19:59
steve addy
CPAP Machines:
been on cpap for one week. wake up in morning with tight chest and pain in ribcage using resmed machine set at no 11
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2010-11-24 22:50
Carol
Sleep Masks:
I want to buy a more comfortable mask in the U.K. I do not know which one , where to buy or how to fit one properly. I have one from the hospital 4 weeks ago and its noisy, heavy, leaves marks on my face. I'm looking for comfort now. I breathe through my mouth but use a chin strap and sleep on my side. I tried a full face mask but that was really heavy now I have a smaller one that fits over my nose with the chin strap but I would really like to move to a nasal mask if it is suitable, how would I really know if it was?
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2010-11-25 17:42
John Galley
CPAP Machines:
Some friends will be visiting us from Canada. He uses a cpap machine and wants me to get in a supply of distilled water for use when he stays at our place. Where do I get the Distilled Water ??
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2011-01-03 15:13
scotty44
Sleep Masks:
hi everyone just been diagnosed osa 23 Dec. went about snoring got told I had severe osa stoped breathing 47 times per hour OMG doing ok on nasal mask at first now have head cold and having trouble breathing in the daytime let alone at night. I also suffer with hayfever and sinusitis should I ask about a full face mask
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2011-01-13 01:05
dave gratton
Your Questions:
How can i join & log in? its a mystery to me?
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2011-01-24 15:56
debbie hawkins
Sleep Apnea:
the hospital sent me home with a test kit which was a thing you put on your finger and a strap that goes round your wrist i had to take it back the next day i have now received a letter saying they want to se me does this mean there is somethink worng
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2011-01-31 16:18
B Pockett
CPAP Machines:
I use a Resmed escape 11 machine what data does the card record other than hours used eg does it record time of night/day used if pressure altered by hospital etc etc.
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2011-02-17 01:27
Daniel Charbonnet
CPAP Machines:
What is the DOT ruling on Apnea Carry On
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2011-02-20 21:56
John Hedley
CPAP Machines:
Does anyone know where in the UK I can buy an 8 or 10 ft CPAP hose. Plenty of retailers sell the huggie covers for these lengths, but I cannnot find anyone selling the actual hoses. Thank you
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2011-02-27 01:01
Denise
Sleep Masks:
I use my CPAP religiously but am starting to notice my face is red and rashy each morning and this does not go away. I am worried that I am allergic to what the mask is made of. What can I do? My skin is very sensitive and I'm wondering if others have had this same issue. (I wear a full face mask)
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2011-03-24 10:41
Irene Brown
CPAP Machines:
What happens if there is a power cut
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2011-04-02 12:57
georgina kemp
CPAP Machines:
my friend is having trouble using his remstar plus m series cpap. he gets no sleep, his nose gets swollen and his head spins. any advice please ?
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2011-04-13 21:54
nasr wanis
CPAP Machines:
i need to buy a cpap machine for one of my relative. Prescription is done by her GP
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2011-04-15 12:40
D
CPAP Machines:
What percentage of people in the UK are diagnosed with the disease on a yearly basis?
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2011-04-16 13:49
Rory
CPAP Machines:
How does the reimbursement system for CPAP machines looks like in Germany? Are the CPAP machines fully reimbursed in the basic insurance package in Germany?
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2011-04-28 15:41
Geoff
CPAP Machines:
What is the waiting time for a sleep test at Royal Brompton (even if you are supposed to be side tracked and how long before u get a cpap machine if diagnosed. HGV DRIVER cannot afford to loose job
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2011-05-05 09:44
Ruth Jameson
Your Questions:
I am using a CPAP machine well since mid January 2011 for Sleep Apnoea I also take lisonopril 5mgs BD for hypertension. I find that I am suffering from light headiness until about lunchtime each day. Does the CPAP have an effect on Blood pressure ? May I have to adjust my medication ? Thanks Ruth
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2011-05-17 22:50
Elaine Williams
Sleep Masks:
Hi, I have been unsucessful in finding the right fitting mask on the NHS (they have all leaked). Do you have information about where I can go to have a more detailed fitting with a wider range of masks? One of your forums mentioned that the mask Manufacturers provide these, where can I find this info?(I live in Merseyside) Thank you, Elaine
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2011-06-20 10:34
Mrs Gaskell
CPAP Machines:
How much dose it cost to run CPAP a night?
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2011-07-12 15:50
Bob Hamilton
Sleep Apnea:
I have been registered on the Sleep apnea forum since 2009 but recently I misplaced my pass word, I have tried to log in using my user name and the new pass word given but it just keeps blocking me and giving me goes at entering a correct username and password till all 5 have been used I have tried several times today and different ways. My USER NAME is hamish2009, I cannot find James e-mail address but perhaps you can pass this on so my system can be reset. Many Thanks Bob Hamilton
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2011-07-19 05:16
donna shepherd
CPAP Machines:
my boyfriend uses a cpap machine and when he wakes in the middle of the night there is a red light on his machine and it isnt working properly what would cause that to happen please help.
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2011-07-21 07:41
Joseph
Sleep Apnea:
I've been using a CPAP machine for over a year. Lately I wake up very tired and feel that the machine is not doing its job. What can be the problem?
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2011-08-13 13:03
julie Wise
CPAP Machines:
Where can i buy a resmed cpap machine in London? I have searched the net and can't find a shop front. Help
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2011-08-13 15:51
karen Gelder
CPAP Machines:
are they safe for the elderly (not very good with technology) to use i.e could they cause any harm if not properly applied, suffocate wearing mask if machine stops working etc
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2011-08-26 14:06
rebecca park
CPAP Machines:
If our sleep clinic is selling directly to a patient do we need to write a prescription for the CPAP we sell them?
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2011-08-29 20:22
tena rapp
CPAP Machines:
I plan to go to Russia with my CPAP. Will there be problems finding distilled water there.
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2011-09-03 23:13
G4CLFMM
CPAP Machines:
Does anyone know the size of the barrel connector (cylindrical DC connector) for the 12 V input of the Remstar Auto. And is it positive or negative pin? And for a bonus has anyone actually measured the mean current consumption? James
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2011-09-07 04:10
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2011-09-12 14:53
Willard McGee
Sleep Masks:
I have a full face mask, and I am experiencing irritation(pimple like) on the back of my neck and head, I think caused by headgear friction; breaking off hairs. Is this uncommon? Is there a solution? Thanks.
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2011-09-28 09:07
jane
CPAP Machines:
i have a cpap machine and i am finding it is making me more hyperactive but at 3am and then i end up comnpletely wide awake and very tired the next day i am also being told my sleep test showed i was tired during the day and this is so wrong i am such a hyperactive person that i couldnt sleep even if i wanted to sleep during the day and i have trouble shutting down at nightcan you help
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2011-10-26 06:27
Jeff
CPAP Machines:
I have a REMstarPro M series CPAP machine. I am traveling to Spain. The lable on the machine states 100-220 voltage. I don't see a switch to change the voltage. Will the voltage change automatically once plugged in when I get to Spain?
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2011-10-26 06:31
LILIA
CPAP Machines:
I NEED TO KNOW WHAT TYPE OF MACHINE SHOULD I TAKE. THERE ARE SO MANY MODELS.I WOULD PREFER ONE WITH LESS NOISE.
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2011-11-05 02:00
Evelyn Kinnard
CPAP Machines:
I'll be traveling in Kenya in Jan 201: spending nights in Niarobi (Methodist Guest House and someone's home(?), Meru (Kenya Methodist University), Samburu National Park (Samburu Serena Lodge on Ewaso Nyiro River), Lake Nakuru Lodge in floor of Rift Valley, Mara (Mara Serena Lodge). I was told that I can't take a battery operated Respironics CPAP on the plane so I bought a Respironics DC battery adapter. It needs to be clamped to a free standing 12VDC deep cycle marine-type battery. Can I buy this marine-type battery in Niarobi?
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2011-11-30 18:15
Sarah
CPAP Machines:
Hello, I was just wondering if you would be able to tell me whether or not health insurance will cover the cost of a CPAP machine in the UK? Also, how would a sleep apnoea patient go about receiving their CPAP? Are CPAP's distributed through sleep clinics or medical equipment distributors? Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you! Sarah
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2011-12-10 15:26
Derek Weedall
Sleep Masks:
I am using a Resmed Mirage Quattro full face mask.I find the headgear very uncomfortable as it tends to fold into my kneck.Is there anything available to prevent this?
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2011-12-27 10:22
Darren Carter
CPAP Machines:
I am about to start treatment for osa after a sleep study 2 weeks ago what cpap do the nhs start you on
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2012-01-13 20:50
michael
Your Questions:
is driving when knowingly tired an affence
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2012-01-26 13:49
Biana
Related Health Issues:
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2012-01-26 16:05
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2012-01-27 23:01
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CPAP Machines:
I am travelling to Canada with my cpap machine. I shall be staying for 2 weeks and want to know how I get round the problem of the different voltages?
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2012-01-28 03:19
Lateisha
Sleep Masks:
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2012-02-20 23:17
Ken Davies
CPAP Machines:
I will be travelling to Canada in 2012, will my CPAP work there on their power supply? I have taken it on holiday many time to Europe without problems as they have the same power supply as the UK
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2012-03-05 10:55
michelle.watson
Your Questions:
I have just been diagonosed with obstructive sleep aponea and had my first visit with the NHS nurse to get my machine. I could not cope with the full facial mask and had an instant panic attack in the clinic, so have come away with a nasal one instead, and still feel very scared when trying to use it. Do you really get use to haveing the air pushed into your face and how do you learn how to breath with it on?
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2012-03-06 09:02
Niamh egan
CPAP Machines:
How do I choose a cpap machine? What are criteria or features I should look for?
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2012-03-17 18:00
carol
CPAP Machines:
I have been using a cpap machine for about 9 months now. About 4 months ago I was given a humidifier to attach to it. Following a utri about three months ago, I have had excess catarrh at back of throat.Have a nasal spray (avamys for about three weeks) but now got blocked ears (eustachian tube?). Could the cpap mask be making it worse?
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2012-03-23 16:00
humonoid
Sleep Apnea:
I have been using the resimed 9 machine for about 6 weeks now and for the first 3 weeks i managed to not wake up at all through the night but still felt tired and not refreshed.My doctor increased the pressure by 1 to 10 but in the last 2 weeks I have had sleepless nights almost every night so went back to see doctor and she has returned the pressure back to 9.and to go back in 1 month.I have been under a lot of stress in the last 3 weeks due to losing my job and was wondering if this stress is what keeps waking me up or do I need even more pressure? I am a46 year old male weighing about 14 stone and I am around 5ft 8ins.Any help would be appreciated thanks
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2012-03-24 03:44
janet
CPAP Machines:
hou much are the ccap machines, weinnam brand?
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2012-03-27 10:52
Joy Ahern
CPAP Machines:
I have only used my CPAP machine for 4 nights and my nose is already very sore and red also I am having difficulty going off to sleep as I am very conscious of the face mask all the time. I realise I have to get used to it but it is very uncomfortable. Any suggestions please.
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2012-04-09 18:00
Rob
CPAP Machines:
I have been using a cpap machine now for 4 weeks and the skin on my hands is starting to dry out..Is this because of the cpap machine ???
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2012-04-23 21:32
Simone
CPAP Machines:
I've been diagnosed with sleep apnea since last year but so far have not had much help except to purchase an advanced manifolds devise. I feel that my apnea is getting worse with laboured breathing even during the day. At night, my airway feels totally blocked. Can you suggest away forward
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2012-04-24 19:05
Jane Hawkesford
Related Health Issues:
I have recently had eye surgery for a detached retina. The surgeon has said I should avoid pressure variations such as travel by plane for several months following this operation. How does this relate to using my CPAP machine which I understand works by providing air under pressure. I don't want to stop using my CPAP machine but could the air pressure affect my recovery?
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2012-06-07 12:53
Shraddha Shinde
Sleep Masks:
Please explain the different types of sleep masks which include full face masks, nasal masks, oral masks.
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2012-06-21 17:07
Claudia
CPAP Machines:
Is there a way to make me keep my mouth closed? I'm waking up choking as my throat is dried out. I tried taping my mouth shut with painter's tape and sometimes it works but not always.
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2012-07-26 15:09
Roger Appleby
CPAP Machines:
Hi I have been issued with a Resmed S9 machine and nasal mask, after about an hour my nose gets blocked and can't use my machine. Do you have any suggestions to help with this problem?
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2012-08-03 21:06
Vibhuthi
Accessories:
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2012-09-24 12:20
Mike Gill
CPAP Machines:
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2012-10-10 21:34
Corrine
Accessories:
My friend just left for London today. She called from the airport to say she had left the air hose to her CPAP at home. Where in London can she purchase a replacement air hose?
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2012-10-15 03:47
Ale Amio
Sleep Masks:
I full face mask suitable for me. I open my mouth when I sleep.
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2012-10-23 22:38
mavis
CPAP Machines:
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2012-10-25 03:27
Gary Carver
CPAP Machines:
I have used the cpap one night and it seems to have made me short of breath today. is this normal? I have been trying to shake a cough for weeks from an upper respiratory infection that moved into my lungs that the doctor says is almost gone except for some slight congestion. I still have some congestion in my sinuses, maybe allergies. Should I have better breathing within a few days?
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2012-11-25 10:00
John
Sleep Masks:
I get a red rash on my face where my mask comes into contact with my skin. It doesn't hurt or irritate at all but looks awful. Does any else have a similar problem - and a solution?
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2013-01-24 20:37
Patelly
Sleep Apnea:
I have recently been diagnosed with mild to moderate sleep apnea and have been asked by the doctor to use a splint. I am concerned about losing my driving license when I inform them of my condition. What advice can you give me that might help prevent this happening. thank yoy
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2013-02-07 09:57
ron
CPAP Machines:
I use a cpap machine (over a year now) but since using it have real problem with flatulence. Is this a side effect?
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2013-03-15 00:10
Giles Wynne
CPAP Machines:
Air pressure too high and constant even though the Support team say the machine is set to its lowest and that the diamond button on the machine reduces the pressure until asleep - but it doesn't !
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2013-03-17 18:52
Patricia Caddy
Your Questions:
I have a ResMed machine with nasal pillows. Sometimes I wake up and find that my lungs are so full of air that I have do do a very long exhale to get rid of it. Also some times my lungs feel that they ache. Usually when this happens my machine has automatically increased the pressure by a large amount. I've been using my machine for a little over a year. Is all this harmful?
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2013-03-20 12:19
Tzvi Snitz
CPAP Machines:
I have a s8 ResMed automatic CPAP machine. I have been using a cpap machine for over ten years. However, in the past two years I have had a problem that all the "experts" have not solved. When I first put on the nasal mask, that I have, the machine, occasionally surges so that my mouth fills with air and I am forced to open my mouth for a moment. I suppose this also happens when I am sleeping. resulting in a very dry mouth at the end of the night. Does anyone have a similar problem and/or solution. I can't tolerate a full face mask
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2013-03-22 23:46
lyn wainwright
Related Health Issues:
i have just had 4 weeks of constant nose bleeds,even to extent i was admitted to hospital as it got very severe,i been corterized in 5 places and have not used my cpap machine since bleeding started,they have given me one with water to try and help,i am seeing my ent consultant next week to check my nose but i am petrified to start using cpap again incase it sets bleeding off again any ideas what i can do
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2013-04-18 14:42
Lee Morgan
CPAP Machines:
Could I claim benefits for my condition?
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2013-05-04 13:01
xCaryx
Sleep Masks:
Hi fellow Hoseheads. I am a newly diagnosed sleep apnea member. I need to use a full face mask as I breath through my mouth and nose during the night. I have developed a pressure sore on my nose from the face mask, it is also the same spot my spectacles rest during the day... inflamed and painful! Apart from putting a plaster on it (or getting a Hybrid or Sleepweaver Mask), is there any other way of releaving the presssure that is inexpensive and effective? I have sensitive skin, so the idea of putting on a plaster and ripping it off every morning simply does not appeal to me! Hoping for some good ideas...?
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2013-05-05 18:26
cressy
CPAP Machines:
cpap wont turn down air flow any suggestion please???????
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2013-06-14 09:20
mrs carole yardley
CPAP Machines:
switch the machine on it comes on can hear and feel it coming out put mask to face with air coming out but as soon as my puts the mask on her face it stops why is this
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2013-07-15 11:19
cerys robins
Your Questions:
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2013-09-11 11:58
kenneth
Sleep Masks:
I cant keep my mask on longer than 2 hours a night after falling asleep.i have tried a cpap,a apap, nasal mask and full face mask.and I have tried all of these for the past year.even my doctor cant figure this out.please help.
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2013-09-11 12:29
kennethcoogan
Sleep Masks:
hi, I cant keep my mask on after falling asleep for more than 2 hours at night.i have tried a apap a cpap a nasal mask and a full face mask.please help
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2013-09-17 03:38
Akio
CPAP Machines:
Some people find BiPAP more cobarotfmle than CPAP. You could ask your doctor about that.I know someone who could not tolerate a CPAP mask, so she was put on oxygen instead. The nasal cannula was much more cobarotfmle than the mask. It did not stop the apneic spells, but it did prevent her oxygen levels from dropping because of them, which is a good thing.I hope you can find a solution that works for you.
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2013-09-28 09:43
Sue
Sleep Masks:
The exhaust from the mask is noisy and wakes me if it blows onto my face/arm. It also blows on my husband. How can I control this?
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2013-10-07 20:44
Marie Earnest
CPAP Machines:
Red light inside humidifier is coming on during night and I wake up uncomfortable.it is a Res Med H5i with S9 humidifier.
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2013-10-17 02:34
Gogo
CPAP Machines:
CPAPs are one HCPCS code which includes APAPs. BUT bi-levels have dreffient HCPCS codes for the various types of advanced therapy they provide. So there are more than two types of PAP devices.I mentioned the no mask typo earlier. There is a brand name NoMask mask but it doesn't fit into your reference descriptions.Full face masks come w/adjustable headgear just as all the PAP masks that I know of do.Nasal cushion masks do NOT cover the mouth. Nasal pillows do NOT cover the mouth. The oro-nasal masks such as the Resmed Liberty do. To the best of my knowledge there are 4 styles of mask, each style having its own HCPCS code: full face, nasal cushion, nasal pillows and oro-nasal. I'm not sure yet whether there will be a separte HCPCS code for the new Respironics FitLife mask yet or not.There is at least one, and I think two, relatively new PAPs, one each from Resmed and Respironics, that were developed specifically for Cheyne-Stokes and central apneas. The Resmed Adapt SV comes to mind.PAP pressure is NOT at all dependent on the severity of one's sleep apnea. Many w/severe OSA need relatively low PAP pressure whereas many w/mild OSA need quite high PAP pressure.CPAPs deliver pressure during both inhalation AND exhalation. At least Resmed and Respironics CPAPs have a form of expiration pressure relief (Resmed's proprietary name is EPR, and Respironics' propriety name is C-Flex or A-Flex). They just don't provide a specific IPAP and EPAP pressure nor are they able to provide as much relief of expiration pressure as the bi-levels. Timed bi-level pressure is not the same type of bi-level as the straight or auto bi-level BPAPs (Respironics proprietary name) or VPAPs (Resmed's proprietary name). The timed breathing bi-levels are an entirely dreffient HCPCS code.THE most important feature of ANY form of PAP device is that it be FULLY DATA CAPABLE. The entry level, basic compliance data only PAP devices have little value to patient or doctor as the patient encounters problems acclimating to PAP therapy. Compliance data is useful ONLY to the DME providers so that they can provide proof of compliant usage to insurances when and if requested.It is the face mask fit leaks that reduce PAP therapy effectiveness rather than the PAP itself. Once the needed PAP device and pressure setting(s) are determined the MASK becomes the most important KEY to PAP therapy success. The ability of CPAPs to compensate for leaks is limited.Most PAPs are warrantied by the manufacture for 2 years, there are some warranteed for 3 years. Most all insurances consider 5 years to be the life of a PAP. A service warranty is a waste of money.Top of the line CPAPs and APAPs can be purchased from reputable online DME suppliers for considerably less than a $1000.And it really should be pointed out to the patient that they shouldn't expect a miracle overnight. Most PAP patients require an acclimation period before they achieve successful, comfortable, relatively leak-free PAP therapy.
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2013-10-25 10:05
Carol
CPAP Machines:
Hi I have been using Capp machine since Aug 2013. I have tried all the masks, nasal pillows,nasal mask and face mask. I find I prefer the nasal but have found I wake up with toothache on my top front teeth.I have tried every way of adjusting but no joy. I hate the nasal pillows and the face mask leaks no matter how I adjust it.I have to use saline nasal spray to because when I take mask off I'm sneezing for ages. I can' t say I like using the cpap because It takes ages to adjust it before I even settle down to sleep I usually wake after 4/5hours and I take it off. Please when am I going to get used to it and get the benefit everyone else gets. Carol
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2014-01-14 20:51
Karl Allen
CPAP Machines:
Does anyone know if cpap is covered by any uk private health care insurer
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2014-01-24 15:21
Laurie Bulmer
CPAP Machines:
Although a British citizen I am permanent resident (green card) of the USA. I have been diagnosed with sleep apnea after two sleep studies here in the US and have been issued with a Phillips Remstar Auto A- FlexCPAP machine. However I travel 4 - 5 time a year 10 - 14 days per visit to the UK where I have family. Is it possible to obtain another machine in the UK including masks etc without a UK doctor's prescription, or how can you help me?
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2014-03-04 08:59
alessandra
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da una settimana uso la cpap con maschera nasale, mi sveglio al mattino con gli occhi molto gonfi, questo è molto imbarazzante visto che devo lavorare, sapete dirmi cosa posso fare? grazie
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2014-05-17 19:10
A. Franklin
CPAP Machines:
Is it possible to rent a c-pap machine /in Scotland? It would be required for one week in July. If not what can I do to get an American machine to work in Scotland? Thanks
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2014-06-26 21:15
Mary Bavis
CPAP Machines:
can side sleepers use cpap nostril pillows?
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2014-07-07 17:20
Martin
CPAP Machines:
What is the best CPAP machine in the world anybody got any ideas or thoughts on this
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2014-07-21 00:41
Harriet Weinstein
Accessories:
How can I clean the heated hose for the Phillips Respironics system one auto BIPAP. Instructions say not to get connector end wet.
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2014-09-19 13:02
rachel
CPAP Machines:
Really silly question really. My husband is hopefully bringing home a CPAP machine today from Blandford having waited since his referral end of May! While I'm so supportive, we've not slept together for a year plus because of the snoring which even sleeping in a separate room with ear plugs does't dull the loud continuous snoring. My husband is insistant that we sleep together tonight and if I'm completely honest, it worries me, which is silly. Will the CPAP if he gets a good seal really cut out his snoring? or will I have to stil wear ear plugs?? Many thanks,
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2015-07-14 03:16
Sam
Accessories:
Hi, I've used a Cpap now for just over 2 years and keep getting periods when the air smells like glue fumes or cellotape. I know it's strange, my respiratory nurse said she's never had anyone say that before. I use a humidifier and sanitise regularly, refilling with sterile water every day. Has anyone else had this problem? And found the cause and solution? It's really unpleasant and leaves me with a sore throat, headaches and catarrh. Please help!
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2016-01-27 03:41
leslie
Sleep Apnea:
i am changing from a cpap machine to a mouth appliance. i am a mouth breather and want to get a humidifier to combat dry throat. should i get a warm or cool air humidifier?
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2016-05-10 23:26
Tim McCracken
CPAP Machines:
How long does it take to get used to wearing the mask? I feel I am sleeping less now than before starting the CPAP treatment! It is however very successful in stopping me snoring. Any encouragement would be most welcome.
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2016-09-29 08:04
Chuns
CPAP Machines:
I would like a second, lighter, machine for travelling. Does anyone have a view on the best/lightest/smallest? Thankyou.
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2016-12-02 19:08
Pete
CPAP Machines:
Hi my sleep apnoea is being managed through using the CPAP machine and what I would like to know is if I am looking for a new job do I have to disclose my sleep to May new employer as DVLA are satisfied that I am complying as my CPAP machine has been looked at by my local hospital and they're happy with me ?
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2017-05-08 10:35
John daniel
CPAP Machines:
What causes my machine or tubing to cause a popping sound please
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2017-12-03 14:39
Simon
Related Health Issues:
New to the forum, diagnosed osa a few weeks back, now 3rd night of cpap dream station. Without cpap AHI 30/severe. Sofar amazed of the difference in just a few nights good sleep/may still be bit tired/but certainly not restless which I may have been for the last 15 or more years. Its a relief to have the diagnoses bit also a bit scary. I've been on high BP tablets about 3 years now, has anyone come off high bp tablets after starting cpap? I'm hoping my bp will settle again now that I'm dealing with my osa. Thank you all. Regards Simob
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