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whitetail Offline

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Am I doing something wrong?
I have a ResMed autoset10 machine. I am having issues with it not giving me the correct number of hours that I sleep. I am new to sleeping with a CPAP machine, just started in January. Over the past fourteen days the machine said three days that I only used it 1.5 - 2.0 hours, even though I had slept from 10:00pm - 4:00am. Back in Feb. they replaced the machine and now this one is doing the something.The home care company is tring to tell me that I am taking it off at night and putting back on. I found this very interesting, since I know when I go to bed it's on, and when I use the restroom it's on, and when I wake up it's on. Besides if I were taking it off my wife would be telling me to roll over that I was snoring. The other thing I was told that the pillow maybe sliding off of my nose and laying my side of my head. I would think that would be very noisy and would wake me up, as well as the machine would trip off on high leak. I am frustrated with being told these things and I would like to know the real issue.

Am I doing something wrong?
03-21-2016 04:34 PM
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becker44a Offline

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Posts: 181
Joined: Jan 2014

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus Lg
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: Rx 10 - 20cm, Usually 10-14cm
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: NE Ohio, USA

Post: #2
RE: Am I doing something wrong?
(03-21-2016 04:34 PM)whitetail Wrote:  I have a ResMed autoset10 machine. I am having issues with it not giving me the correct number of hours that I sleep. I am new to sleeping with a CPAP machine, just started in January. Over the past fourteen days the machine said three days that I only used it 1.5 - 2.0 hours, even though I had slept from 10:00pm - 4:00am. Back in Feb. they replaced the machine and now this one is doing the something.The home care company is tring to tell me that I am taking it off at night and putting back on. I found this very interesting, since I know when I go to bed it's on, and when I use the restroom it's on, and when I wake up it's on. Besides if I were taking it off my wife would be telling me to roll over that I was snoring. The other thing I was told that the pillow maybe sliding off of my nose and laying my side of my head. I would think that would be very noisy and would wake me up, as well as the machine would trip off on high leak. I am frustrated with being told these things and I would like to know the real issue.

Am I doing something wrong?

Hi Whitetail,
Welcome to the forum!!

I have a few suggestions:
1) Identify the specific model of machine you have, and the mask you are using, and update your profile with this information. This will help people to give you better advice.

2) It appears that you have a machine that provides access to ALL the data about how it is treating your apnea. There is a terrific program for viewing and monitoring that data, called Sleepyhead. It is free software, available via download from a link at the top of every forum page. Sleepyhead runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux. I suggest you download and start using this software to see what is happening during your sleep. This ought to provide you with more usable ammunition in dealing with the sleep "professionals".

3) Keep a sleep journal. I have found that memory of what occurred during sleep fades very quickly, so I pull the SD card from my machine every day, copy the data to my computer, and review it in Sleepyhead. I immediately make an entry in my sleep journal (text file), recording the essentials: date, time slept, AHI, wakeups, leaks, and anything unusual I happen to remember. This has been invaluable in reviewing to see what I have done that worked well, or not. Again, this should help in dealing with your machine supplier or whomever.

Good luck on your journey.

A.Becker
PAPing in NE Ohio, with a pack of Cairn terriers
03-21-2016 04:51 PM
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PoolQ Offline

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Machine: AirCurve 10 VAUTO
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Amara View
Humidifier: Integrated
CPAP Pressure: 6.2, 15, PS4.0
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: Sillicon Valley

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RE: Am I doing something wrong?
Agree. Sleephead is free and will tell you without a doubt if you are using the machine all night or not and you can print out the data and show them!
03-21-2016 05:09 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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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

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Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #4
RE: Am I doing something wrong?
Hi whitetail,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Hang inthere for more responses to your post and much success to you with your CPAP therapy.

trish6hundred
03-21-2016 09:52 PM
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ehunter Offline

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Machine: AIrsense 10 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10
Humidifier: Built in
CPAP Pressure: 7-15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Post: #5
RE: Am I doing something wrong?
Hi
I wish I could provide you with an answer. I have the same issue with the same setup. It doesnt happen every night though.
03-23-2016 04:27 PM
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haleysj Offline

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Machine: ResMed Airsense 10 Elite
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10
Humidifier: ResMed Airsense 10 Elite
CPAP Pressure: 6
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Post: #6
RE: Am I doing something wrong?
I have a resmed 10 machine also, and have had this happen a few times in the first weeks I had the machine.

I have an Elite model, which is single pressure set at 6. When the machine records a short night, I noticed when I woke up it was blowing at a higher pressure than normal.

Looking a sleepyhead reports, it showed that the machine went from 6 to 10 and cut off recording right after, even though it was definitely blowing all night.

So, I think it is hitting an internal error and going to some default error state of 10 pressure.

I haven't had it happen for awhile: Here are the things that I did that I think might apply

1) Turned off the "Autostart" function. I now hit the button at the start and stop of the night, rather than just putting on the mask and breathing in.
2) Moved the power supply brick far away from the unit - this was suggested in some other post from resmed
3) I've also since disabled the ramp function, but guessing that's not relevant.


Hope it helps,
Steve
03-24-2016 05:31 PM
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Napmeister Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 Elite
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed P10 Pillow mask
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: testing 10.2 cm
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Windows 8.1 64 bit

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Post: #7
RE: Am I doing something wrong?
(03-21-2016 04:34 PM)whitetail Wrote:  Am I doing something wrong?

Maybe not, sounds like the unit is wonky, or it just needs adjustments, think these things reset at 12 pm .... my S9 does.

There are many threads in the stickies above that give adjustment tips.
03-24-2016 11:25 PM
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