Poll: Do you use auto on/off or the power on/off button? ONLY FOR USERS WITH AUTO ON/OFF CAPABLE MACHINES
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OMyMyOHellYes Offline

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Machine: Respironics 560 Auto
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage FX
Humidifier: Respironics System One (no heated hose)
CPAP Pressure: 08.0-15.0 cm/H2O
CPAP Software: EncoreBasic

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Sex: Male
Location: Texas

Post: #1
Auto on setting
For those of you with a machine capapble of auto on/off, do you use it or just continue using the on/off button?

I have never enabled it on any of my units.

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(This post was last modified: 08-15-2013 05:56 AM by OMyMyOHellYes.)
08-15-2013 05:53 AM
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jettman96 Offline

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Joined: Aug 2013

Machine: ResMed S9 BiPAP
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Quattro FX
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 25/21
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Male
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Post: #2
RE: Auto on setting
I like the auto on/off feature. If I have a night where I just get annoyed with the mask I can just take it off and it shuts off automatically (I'm still adjusting to the system).

I don't obsess about my data but this feature does help to ensure the accuracy of data by ensuring the machine is only on when you are wearing the mask.
08-15-2013 07:44 AM
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skyler Offline

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Joined: May 2013

Machine: Respironics ASV
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Respironics Wisp
Humidifier: System One Respironics
CPAP Pressure: 8-12-20
CPAP Software: Not using software SleepyHead

Other Comments: Diagnosed February 2008

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: Norfolk, Virginia

Post: #3
RE: Auto on setting
I use the auto on, but I'm not sure if my Respironics ASV has auto off. I usually use the on/off button to turn it off.
The auto on makes things simpler.
08-15-2013 08:52 AM
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Paptillian Offline

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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: #4
RE: Auto on setting
I second what skyler said.

I'm using the auto-on/off currently after reading a thread about how it can be useful after a power outage (in case you sleep through it and the power comes back on, the machine should auto-start).

However auto-off does not work well for me using the nasal pillows, so I just push the button to turn it off. I would have liked it if Resmed had separated the two functions instead of having a master auto-on/off setting.
08-15-2013 10:39 AM
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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: #5
RE: Auto on setting
Well, I was the one that started the "why auto-on is a good thing" thread, so naturally I voted that I use auto-on. I do have auto-off disabled, because I like to have the blower turned on for a period of time to fully dry the hose and mask after I have cleaned them. Auto-off would defeat that.
08-15-2013 11:21 AM
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trish6hundred Offline

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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: #6
RE: Auto on setting
On my Respironics DS200S, I used Auto-On/Off but on my later machines, such as the one I'm using now, I used the power button because I thought I read somewhere that those features scued the data.

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08-15-2013 12:55 PM
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oak Offline

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Joined: Jul 2013

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Swift FX for her
Humidifier: S9 Hi5
CPAP Pressure: 9
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Female
Location: Western WI

Post: #7
RE: Auto on setting
I have my resmed set to auto on/off, but like Trish i keep manually shutting it off when going for bathroom breaks and waking up, because I also think i read somewhere that it skews the data.
08-15-2013 01:59 PM
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RonWessels Offline

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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: #8
RE: Auto on setting
I can't see any way that auto-on will skew the data. However, if you rely on auto-off to turn off the machine and simply rip the mask off and drop it on the bed when you go to the washroom, it will probably register brief periods of high leak rate before it realizes there's nobody on the other end anymore. While this may affect the overall summary data, if you look at the detailed data, you can easily realize that any such high leak is because you purposely took off the mask and not because the mask was actually leaking that badly.
08-15-2013 02:55 PM
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