Sleep Apnea
CPAP Forums » Sleep Apnea
by Owen
3w ago
I've got Sleep Apnea been diagnosed for about half a year now i am 30 and of slightly bigger build but I found myself Googling the Life Expectancy of someone with Sleep Apnea treated and couldn't find anything anywhere except one post saying 8-12 years, now I'm quite worried. Is this true? Or can you live a full life with Sleep Apnea if treated ..read more
Visit website
My Apnoea/CPAP journey
CPAP Forums » Sleep Apnea
by Dave A
2M ago
Hi all, Apologies in advance for the long thread! I'm 51 and always suspected I had apnoea, but didn’t like the sound of CPAP so never did anything about it. This was despite never feeling like I had slept well, even as a child (always very active and sporty; I just pushed on through the tiredness and 'got on with it'). Always been a heavy snorer, too. Not overweight, don't smoke, and very rarely drink. That ability to carry on seemed to leave me a couple of years ago, and the day time fatigue just got too much. I drive alot for work, and was noticing I was a danger of falling asleep at th ..read more
Visit website
Retest
CPAP Forums » Sleep Apnea
by Adata
2M ago
I was diagnosed with high moderate sleep apnea and I have tried a CPAP machine (not with much success) As a test I have recorded myself on a pro microphone for a week. Listening to the recordings I never stop breathing or gasp for air. I do snore but not excessively. I also don't think I shallow breathe very much. I believe snoring doesn't mean you have sleep apnea. I'm wondering should I get re-tested ..read more
Visit website
It's highly likely have sleep apnea -- where do I go from here?
CPAP Forums » Sleep Apnea
by LG18
5M ago
Hi, I am perusing jaw surgery for aesthetics, but my surgeon told me that it is highly likely I have sleep apnea based on how my jaws look. Both jaws are recessed and are small. As one of the many prerequisites to getting treated, he says I'll need a Polysomnography lab test. I see that there are also at home tests available, so I'm wondering whether it might be better to get one of those done first as they're significantly cheaper. I understand the lab tests are more accurate, however. Also, if I do eventually need a lab test, has anyone travelled out of their own country for this to save ..read more
Visit website
Newly diagnosed- bit of a shock
CPAP Forums » Sleep Apnea
by paulfoel
5M ago
Well after years of my wife telling me to get tested I did...... Im mid-50s, BMI 40+ so prob no surprise. BUT scored 55 on the HCI? per hour thing. Wow. Over 30 is severe.... Suppose its good that I got tested. Next step is CPAP I guess? Going to send results to my GP and get on the NHS waiting list but I've heard a year here in Wales. Not waiting that long. I do have private insurance too (won't pay for CPAP though). I opted to pay for the in home test though because it was the same as the consultant would do anyway so I guess I'll just take the results to him. On the plus side I did OK ..read more
Visit website
Bad start...
CPAP Forums » Sleep Apnea
by dodge23
6M ago
Hello everyone, I am having a pretty awful time since diagnosis and I wanted to see if anyone else had a similar experience, forgive my ramblings... I was diagnosed in the middle of lockdown, around July 2020. I was looking after my 9 month old and noticed I was falling asleep frequently and very easily. I was given the usual equipment, went back the next day and received a letter... "Severe degree of obstructive sleep apnea" with results showing 80 apnea moments per hour on average. Surrendered my driving license immediately as the letter said, and waited for my referral to happen. Knowing ..read more
Visit website
NHS and my own machine
CPAP Forums » Sleep Apnea
by buff69
6M ago
Hi, i’m with Royal Papworth Hospital with my sleep apnea and they supply all my equipment but i could not get on with the CPAP machine, its an S9 and find its far to noisy so i bought myself a used S10 Auto Set which i find brilliant. I have a telephone appointment on Thursday and i’m worried they might kick me off there ‘books’. so my question is will they no longer look after me or will they be fine with it. I have been asking for a newer machine for years but they just say the new machine’s are just as noisy (Philips). will i be ok or should i be worried. many thanks ..read more
Visit website
Cpap machine faulty ?
CPAP Forums » Sleep Apnea
by Robert65
10M ago
I have been using my prisma machine for the last 12 months or so but seem to have gone back to as I was over the last couple of months. Is this common or maybe could there be an issue with the machine ..read more
Visit website
Unable to wear mask anymore!
CPAP Forums » Sleep Apnea
by SleepyWolf
11M ago
Hi all, wondered if anyone can help please? been using CPAP since 2005 and usually don’t have any issues. However, the last several months I cannot get on with having the mask on. I have COPD but that’s never been an issue before. I am currently on sick leave due to depression caused by bullying at work and since I went off in February this has seemed to happen. I have tried different masks, had the pressure reduced and changes made by my sleep clinic to reduce pressure during exhale. it seems I can have the mask on for max upto 25 minutes. this is really upsetting for me now as using it ..read more
Visit website
Rash on face where mask fits
CPAP Forums » Sleep Apnea
by Gwyn Davies
11M ago
Hi I have just joined this forum I was diagnosed with sleep apnea about 8 years ago due to stopping breathing when I was asleep and have been using the air sense 10 nasal mask over the last couple of years I get a rash where the mask fits on my face which has become very sore and only antibiotics helps clear it up it starts up again after I finish the course of antibiotics. If anyone has any ideas on what would help please let me know ..read more
Visit website

Follow CPAP Forums » Sleep Apnea on FeedSpot

Continue with Google
Continue with Apple
OR