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AHI of over 20, but no large leaks: what's going on??
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Sleepster Offline
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Machine: ResMed AirCurve10 VAuto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: HumidAir and SlimLine Hose
CPAP Pressure: MaxI 13.6 | MinE 5.2 | PS 4.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Diagnosed Nov 2011. Conquered aerophagia.

Sex: Male
Location: Houston, Texas

Post: #11
RE: AHI of over 20, but no large leaks: what's going on??
I am suspicious that the machine is no longer functioning properly.

Can you make an appointment with a sleep clinic that can evaluate your data and check your machine.

This is definitely a situation where you want to consult with qualified professionals.

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07-06-2014 08:25 PM
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Machine: S9 VPAP Auto 36006
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: mirage quattro/pilairo q
Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: 9-20ish
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: texas

Post: #12
RE: AHI of over 20, but no large leaks: what's going on??
the machine is set at 10/6, it's not able to do anything else, the pressure graph shows that it's doing 10/6, what do you believe is it's failure?
07-06-2014 08:43 PM
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Machine: S9 VPAP Adapt (USA Model# 36007, not better 36037 or 36067)
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F10 or SimPlus w/ 2Liners. MirageQuatro & Gecko gel pad
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 15 EPAP, PS 5-10
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: Marfan Syndrome, chronic bradycardia, occasional Cheyne-Stokes Respiration

Sex: Male
Location: California, USA

Post: #13
RE: AHI of over 20, but no large leaks: what's going on??
(07-06-2014 08:25 PM)Sleepster Wrote:  I am suspicious that the machine is no longer functioning properly.

Can you make an appointment with a sleep clinic that can evaluate your data and check your machine.

This is definitely a situation where you want to consult with qualified professionals.

Yes, having a DME provider check the machine right away may save time, since the doctor might also want to have that done.

(Personally, I do not see anything in the data which suggests to me that the machine is not functioning as designed.)

Has the air filter been replaced since April? (I change my filter monthly, but I use the hypoallergenic filter which needs to be changed more often than the standard S9 air filter which ResMed says should be changed at least every 6 months.)

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07-06-2014 10:24 PM
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Sleepster Offline
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Posts: 4,994
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: ResMed AirCurve10 VAuto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: HumidAir and SlimLine Hose
CPAP Pressure: MaxI 13.6 | MinE 5.2 | PS 4.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Diagnosed Nov 2011. Conquered aerophagia.

Sex: Male
Location: Houston, Texas

Post: #14
RE: AHI of over 20, but no large leaks: what's going on??
It's the sudden change in long-term trends. It's working well consistently for months. Then one day it stops working well and continues not working well for weeks.

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07-06-2014 11:11 PM
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