Sleep Clinic Opens in Udon Hospital

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Re: Sleep Clinic Opens in Udon Hospital

Post by FrazeeDK » January 9, 2018, 3:23 pm

Bangkok Hospital has had a sleep clinic and specialist for a couple of years now. I'm not surprised the local hospital is pursuing it too. It is rather a cash cow particularly if a CPAP machine is purchased. They cost more than double what the same machine would cost Stateside. That said, I imagine the fees charged at Udon Hospital would be significantly lower than Bangkok Hospital..
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Re: Sleep Clinic Opens in Udon Hospital

Post by parrot » January 9, 2018, 4:14 pm

I can't even imagine!!
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Re: Sleep Clinic Opens in Udon Hospital

Post by ytrewq » January 10, 2018, 8:17 pm

No, the CPAP machine is overpriced no matter where purchased in-country.

I have 2 Phillips Dreamstations purchased via Amazon. If you can't have it shipped so Amazon handles customs clearance, then expect to pay about 3,000 thb "duty".

The best mask is the Phillips Pillow Mask. Hardly know it's there. Nothing at all like the previously posted picture.

Regarding the sleep clinic, it will be blah, blah, blah, use a CPAP. So, cut to the chase and maybe go afterwards, if still having issues.

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Re: Sleep Clinic Opens in Udon Hospital

Post by FrazeeDK » January 10, 2018, 9:47 pm

so that being the case, how do you determine the appropriate CPAP settings for your type of sleep problem?? The wife now refuses to use her CPAP because it works for perhaps an hour or two then starts blasting air continuously.. The tech at Bangkok Hospital adjusted the settings on it but it didn't help....
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Re: Sleep Clinic Opens in Udon Hospital

Post by wazza » January 10, 2018, 11:37 pm

Probably an assessment by an ENT / Anaesthetist to rule out other causes of Sleep Aponea would be a good starting point.

Airway Obstructions, Abnormal Anatomy, Obesity, other Pulmonary Disease factors also. COPD etc

Not to mention the nasties like Narcolepsy

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Re: Sleep Clinic Opens in Udon Hospital

Post by ytrewq » January 11, 2018, 9:47 am

FrazeeDK wrote:
January 10, 2018, 9:47 pm
so that being the case, how do you determine the appropriate CPAP settings for your type of sleep problem?? The wife now refuses to use her CPAP because it works for perhaps an hour or two then starts blasting air continuously.. The tech at Bangkok Hospital adjusted the settings on it but it didn't help....
You can Google for the manual. The better models, such as my Dreamstations, are easily navigated and the computer inside continually adjusts and provides reports and charts feedback. Nirvana.

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Re: Sleep Clinic Opens in Udon Hospital

Post by semperfiguy » January 11, 2018, 1:18 pm

Just noticed this morning that they also have a new sleep clinic at the Army Hospital.
"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf". - George Orwell

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Re: Sleep Clinic Opens in Udon Hospital

Post by Tony Pandy » January 11, 2018, 1:45 pm

Would that be a similar sleep clinic to those offered in North Korean Army Hospitals? The ones you never actually wake up from?

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Re: Sleep Clinic Opens in Udon Hospital

Post by parrot » August 5, 2018, 7:28 pm

I passed by this clinic some time ago......just forgot to post the photo.
The clinic is just past the statue circle, about 100m off to the left hand side of SriSuk, before you come to the bridge.
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Re: Sleep Clinic Opens in Udon Hospital

Post by Jello » August 6, 2018, 3:09 pm

ytrewq wrote:
January 10, 2018, 8:17 pm
No, the CPAP machine is overpriced no matter where purchased in-country.

I have 2 Phillips Dreamstations purchased via Amazon. If you can't have it shipped so Amazon handles customs clearance, then expect to pay about 3,000 thb "duty".

The best mask is the Phillips Pillow Mask. Hardly know it's there. Nothing at all like the previously posted picture.

Regarding the sleep clinic, it will be blah, blah, blah, use a CPAP. So, cut to the chase and maybe go afterwards, if still having issues.

Cheerios!
Thanks for this post.

I took your advise and bought my own Auto-CPAP and a Pillow mask off Amazon. They can't deliver cpap machines to Thailand so had to pick it up on my last trip to the US.

Works way better than the old equipment I had.


If your a cpap user, some good info here: http://freecpapadvice.com/forum
and this youtube channel: TheLankyLefty27

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Re: Sleep Clinic Opens in Udon Hospital

Post by RLTrader » August 6, 2018, 5:33 pm

:lol:

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Re: Sleep Clinic Opens in Udon Hospital

Post by Jello » August 7, 2018, 1:41 pm

RLTrader wrote:
August 6, 2018, 5:33 pm
:lol:
Perhaps you don't understand that Sleep Apnea is a serious medical condition? :roll:
Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that occurs when a person's breathing is interrupted during sleep. People with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, sometimes hundreds of times. This means the brain -- and the rest of the body -- may not get enough oxygen.

If left untreated, sleep apnea can result in a growing number of health problems, including:
High blood pressure
Stroke
Heart failure, irregular heart beats, and heart attacks
Diabetes
Depression
Worsening of ADHD
Headaches
https://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/s ... leep-apnea

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Re: Sleep Clinic Opens in Udon Hospital

Post by RLTrader » October 30, 2018, 12:02 pm

A write up at VT "Veterans Today" might be of interest?

Veterans: Getting Enough Sleep?
Health Editor’s Note: Sleep: The human body has to have it. Lack of sleep can create health issues, contribute to you making mistakes at work, accidents, decreased cognitive abilities, etc. Sleep disorders are very common in the veterans for varying reasons. The following article covers many aspects of what lack of sleep can do and how you might be able to overcome issues that cause and relate to sleeplessness…..Carol

Veterans and Sleep: Common Sleep Disorders in our Veteran Population
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https://www.veteranstoday.com/2018/10/2 ... ugh-sleep/

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