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Ruby Offline

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Joined: Aug 2013

Machine: PHILLIPS RESPIRONICS REMstar Pro C-Flex+
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: RESMED Ultra Mirage
Humidifier: System One 1062836
CPAP Pressure: 14.0 cmH2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Female
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Post: #1
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I have OSA. I am told that sometimes during the night, my CPAP machine makes an alarm-type sound which stops when the person next to me wakes me up or shakes me. It can resume or not , it can happen several times during the night and sometimes not at all. Has anyone had that experience? Any explanation of why the machine does that and what it means? Any advice? Thanks. PS: I have no health insurance so ...Dont-know
08-01-2013 01:41 PM
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Paptillian Offline

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Posts: 474
Joined: Jun 2013

Machine: S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Swift FX
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 4 - 10, EPR x2
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Pennsylvania, USA

Post: #2
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Hi Ruby,

Is it maybe one of the causes listed in the "Device Alerts" section here (page 11)?
http://www.healthcare.philips.com/pwc_hc...exPlus.pdf

It's likely a mask alert. You could be having large leaks until you're woken up. Are you maybe pressing your mask into the pillow?
08-01-2013 01:59 PM
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RonWessels Offline

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Posts: 465
Joined: Jun 2013

Machine: REMstar Auto AFlex DS560TS
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: ComfortGel Blue
Humidifier: REMstar Heated Tube DS6T
CPAP Pressure: 11 - 20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: CMS50F Pulse Oximeter

Sex: Male
Location: Ontario, Canada

Post: #3
RE: Advice
What Paptillian said. I have that same machine (but have recently switched to the REMstar Auto). Aside from hardware failure, that is the only alert I am aware of.

In the Setup screen, what is your setting for "Mask alert" (one of the last menu items)? If you turn it off, it will stop the audible alerts, but no longer stop you from essentially removing the mask in your sleep.
08-01-2013 02:37 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Posts: 6,453
Joined: May 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #4
RE: Advice
Hi Ruby,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Hang in there for more responses to your post.
Best of luck to you.

trish6hundred
08-01-2013 03:49 PM
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PaulaO2 Offline
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Posts: 8,068
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility Type; chronic sarcasm

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: western NC, USA

Post: #5
RE: Advice
Next time, if you can, see if there is an error code on the screen. If there's not, check the "beep error list" Pap linked to above.

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08-01-2013 05:14 PM
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