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Best Machine for UARS?
#11
RE: Best Machine for UARS?
That's such a personal thing; hard to say.

I like the Bleep because it doesn't leak; like at all. And for that reason, it's pretty impervious to movement.

But out-of-pocket is more expensive, since you have to buy the disposable ports.

Maybe try both ;-)
Caveats: I'm just a patient, with no medical training. And my first experience with xPAP was fairly recent. So I'm somewhere along the path of a steep learning curve.
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#12
RE: Best Machine for UARS?
I just purchased an Aircurve 10 VAuto and Bleep Dreamport mask. What settings are recommended to start with?
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#13
RE: Best Machine for UARS?
Wow, congrats on the new machine. It sounds like this is your first machine and we are starting from scratch for settings. I would start with these settings, and record the data, then we can fine-tune.
Mode: Vauto
EPAP min: 5.0
PS: 4.0
Maximum Pressure: 14.0
Trigger: Medium
Cycle: Medium
Ti Min: 0.3
Ti Max: 2.0

If you don't already have the clinician manual, order it from the forum at the CPAP Setup Manuals at the top of this page.
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RE: Best Machine for UARS?
What sleeprider said.

You can then use OSCAR to read the data off your machine, and post it for comment. That data will give us all a good idea of how to tweak.

Warning: be patient. It will take some time to adjust to all this; mask, machine, etc.
Caveats: I'm just a patient, with no medical training. And my first experience with xPAP was fairly recent. So I'm somewhere along the path of a steep learning curve.
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RE: Best Machine for UARS?
How are things going patrickbateman? I presume fine?
Caveats: I'm just a patient, with no medical training. And my first experience with xPAP was fairly recent. So I'm somewhere along the path of a steep learning curve.
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RE: Best Machine for UARS?
I finally received my machine and used it for the first time last night. Took a while for me to fall asleep and tossed and turned throughout the night. However, overall, it wasn't too bad. My perception of how well I slept was slightly below average. After waking up I feel fine, probably about average. It's hard to tell if the machine helped, hurt, or didn't make a difference. Attached are screenshots from Oscar. Is there anything that stands out in the data?

   

   

   
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#17
RE: Best Machine for UARS?
At PS 4.0 with a minimum EPAP of 4.0 you basically did not have any flow limitation and the few random events are not a concern. This looks like very effective therapy, and there is no reason to make setting changes. We can see your sleep was disrupted early, but settled down after 02:15, and this is pretty normal for starting a new therapy.
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