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Auto CPAP makes a big difference?
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RE: Auto CPAP makes a big difference?
(08-11-2019, 12:26 AM)SunHu Wrote: Much appreciated the inputs: with so many consensus, I'm sure
"Resmed Airsense" is among the best model.

Btw, does this "Resmed Airsense" support UK 220-240Volt or
only US voltage?


>work with the free OSCAR software to help you adjust your machine will be useful.
However, my spouse has concern that without local support in
my country (Singapore), we'll have a hard time generating the
report, tuning/calibrating it.  I've asked 3 local dealers here &
they either carry Apex or HoffRichter (this German brand is
used widely in local hospitals here but rather bulky).

Ok, we have consensus that Auto is better than non-Auto;
next question is in what way the Resmed auto better than
Apex auto?

I have not purchased but for the last 5 days I'm on a loan
set of Apex Auto, though there's slight interruption, it's
mostly from the uncomfortable Philips nasal mask (the
model that covers entire nostrils & upper lip,  not the
model with 2 little tubes that go into the nostrils)

The 'slight interruption' refers to interruption to my sleep
& it's due to the mask pressing too hard onto my upper
lip/cheek area or 'itch' from the contact area between the
mask & my skin.

Btw, I live in tropical humid weather, so probably I do
fine without a humidifier

The power brick that comes with the Resmed will support voltages from 110 - 240.

My belief is the mask, not the machine, is the main reason people give up on PAP therapy.

I suspect that the mask you have is a Dreamwear nasal which is an excellent mask but it needs to be adjusted correctly to do it's job. (It's the mask that revolutionised my therapy). It sounds as if you have pulled the straps too tight and loosening them will give you an immediate improvement. All you need is for the nasal mask to sit just under your nostrils.

If you don't have the Dreamwear then let us know what model mask you have.
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#12
RE: Auto CPAP makes a big difference?
Thanks, I'm using: (prefix with www dot amazon dot com/)
Headgear-WISP-Nasal-Mask-Standard-Medium/dp/B00UNZ0M32/ref=sr_1_15_sspa?keywords=Philips%2BCPAP%2Bdreamwear&qid=1565772172&s=gateway&sr=8-15-spons&smid=A259WN8J4HIVH5&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUE4NE42Ukw0Q0xVRVMmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTAwOTM4MDNXWkY3SlZPTTNHSk0mZW5jcnlwdGVkQWRJZD1BMDM2NzYzMjE1SEg5UDc5M1Y4UUwmd2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9tdGYmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl&th=1
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RE: Auto CPAP makes a big difference?
It's a Philips Respironics headgear with a mask that covers both nostrils
& the upper lip (but not the mouth)
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RE: Auto CPAP makes a big difference?
It's standard size gear with a triangular
transparent rubbery mask (Not the type
with 2 tiny tubes that go into nostrils).

Yes, I did adjust the tightness but not
too lose (else the air will escape) & it
helps a bit.

Would it be more comfortable if I get
an extra large mask?
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