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Philips Respironics CPAP (not pro or Auto),
Resmed Airsense 10 CPAP (not elite or autoset)
Resmed AirStart 10 CPAP or Auto
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Jim, all the above models do not differentate between central or obstructive apnea, and therefore do not use pulse or FOT. The Resmed models still can optionally use EPR (exhale pressure relief), and the Philips use CFlex. The AirStart is the only ones that provide an auto CPAP capability without the FOT or pulse, and they are dirt cheap.
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Hi Jimboiii ,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Good luck to you with finding a CPAP machine that works the way you want it to and also, with your CPAP therapy.
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(11-07-2016, 05:30 PM)Jimboiii Wrote: I was issued the wrong machine because not all CPAPs are programmed to behave in this fashion. Can you or anyone on this forum help me identify which CPAPs do not behave in this fashion and which ones do?

Thanks again,
jim

Jim,

I do not feel any pressure pulse with the ResMed AutoSet A10 I am using at 12-15.6 with a "nasal" mask. And, the machine is fully data capable. I looked for a pressure pulse with SleepyHead and did not find one at the highest data resolution

However, I was wondering if the issue isn't being exacerbated by your nasal pillows and that a mask switch might work with the present machine? Perhaps one with more of an opening to avoid the "jet effect?"
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
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(11-07-2016, 09:12 PM)srlevine1 Wrote: Jim,

I do not feel any pressure pulse with the ResMed AutoSet A10 I am using at 12-15.6 with a "nasal" mask. And, the machine is fully data capable. I looked for a pressure pulse with SleepyHead and did not find one at the highest data resolution

However, I was wondering if the issue isn't being exacerbated by your nasal pillows and that a mask switch might work with the present machine? Perhaps one with more of an opening to avoid the "jet effect?"

Thanks, sr, I have wondered the same thing myself: if I wore a mask, the pulse may dissipate against my face VS being shot straight up my nose like it is with the nasal pillows. The one and only time I tried out a mask, I could not breathe - unable to draw or expel air - I even drilled holes in the mask to facilitate breathing and still couldn't get air into or out of my lungs wearing the mask, so I stayed with the nasal pillows. Pretty strange, huh?

-jim

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(11-07-2016, 10:31 PM)Jimboiii Wrote: Thanks, sr, I have wondered the same thing myself: if I wore a mask, the pulse may dissipate against my face VS being shot straight up my nose like it is with the nasal pillows. The one and only time I tried out a mask, I could not breathe - unable to draw or expel air - I even drilled holes in the mask to facilitate breathing and still couldn't get air into or out of my lungs wearing the mask, so I stayed with the nasal pillows. Pretty strange, huh?

-jim

Jim, that's not strange at all, it is fairly common at lower pressures where you feel starved for air. Anything under 7, and it seems like I have to work at breathing. I am now using ResMed's EPR (expiratory pressure relief) feature and found my AHI dropped 3 points on average. I guess we all have to experiment until we find something that works for us.

Steve
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
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