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ShelaghDB Offline

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Machine: S9 Auto-Set +Resmed H5i
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Humidifier: resmed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 13
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Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Post: #11
RE: Brands Machines
Ignore anything about about meeting him somewhere else and trusting him to test the machine for me. As much as i do believe he's to be trusted, I decided not to take a chance anyhow and am meeting him at the mall where it call can be tested.
05-29-2014 07:38 PM
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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

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

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Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #12
RE: Brands Machines
(05-29-2014 07:38 PM)ShelaghDB Wrote:  Ignore anything about about meeting him somewhere else and trusting him to test the machine for me. As much as i do believe he's to be trusted, I decided not to take a chance anyhow and am meeting him at the mall where it call can be tested.
Hi ShelaghDB,
That is a good idea to meat him and test it.
Good luck to you with the new machine.

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05-29-2014 07:44 PM
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Machine: S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: western NC, USA

Post: #13
RE: Brands Machines
Nearly all APAPs can be set to be regular CPAPs. A lot of folks only use the auto part to do their own at home titration then go to the CPAP with the pressure they determined to be best for them. Then if any problems arise, they switch back to auto to see if there's a problem with the pressure.

That's one of the best things about an APAP. It is essentially two machines in one. It can be both the Autoset and the Elite.

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05-29-2014 07:57 PM
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ShelaghDB Offline

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Machine: S9 Auto-Set +Resmed H5i
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Mask Make & Model: Quattro Air FF Mask
Humidifier: resmed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 13
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Post: #14
RE: Brands Machines
Thanks Paula. I am still not clear on the differences but I see I will have to read up on this particular end of the subject better so I do fully understand.


SO I DID get the AUTOSET FINALLY!!!!


All brand new, paid $650 and got it plus the humidifier and he also gave me the typical black carrying bag, a heated hose and a brand new mask the Respironics Wisp.

It was that mask or a mother one but that second one looked exactly like my other nasal mask but my DME just keeps sending me things weather i need them or not. My health insurance covers 100% of everything so even if I don't need a mask at the 6 month part, I will be sent on if not two for Kevin as well /sighs

It actually angers me that they are soaking our health care system so poorly this way. ID also rather see them give out the AutoSets, not these ones, the Escapes.


These masks, the Wisp look kind of neat. Inside the bag there are 3 nose pieces. Basically the mask can be anyone of 3 sizes. Not sure what I am supposed to do with the bigger or smaller ones than I will need LOL

Now i must go off to read up on his to set it up for myself...............and I could be back with many a question ;-)
05-30-2014 01:24 PM
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Gabby Offline

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Machine: ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet For Her
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Philips Nuance Nasal Mask
Humidifier: ResMed AirSense 10 For Her
CPAP Pressure: 8-14
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: Sunshine Coast, Qld., Australia.

Post: #15
RE: Brands Machines
(05-30-2014 01:24 PM)ShelaghDB Wrote:  Thanks Paula. I am still not clear on the differences but I see I will have to read up on this particular end of the subject better so I do fully understand.


SO I DID get the AUTOSET FINALLY!!!!


All brand new, paid $650 and got it plus the humidifier and he also gave me the typical black carrying bag, a heated hose and a brand new mask the Respironics Wisp.

It was that mask or a mother one but that second one looked exactly like my other nasal mask but my DME just keeps sending me things weather i need them or not. My health insurance covers 100% of everything so even if I don't need a mask at the 6 month part, I will be sent on if not two for Kevin as well /sighs

It actually angers me that they are soaking our health care system so poorly this way. ID also rather see them give out the AutoSets, not these ones, the Escapes.


These masks, the Wisp look kind of neat. Inside the bag there are 3 nose pieces. Basically the mask can be anyone of 3 sizes. Not sure what I am supposed to do with the bigger or smaller ones than I will need LOL

Now i must go off to read up on his to set it up for myself...............and I could be back with many a question ;-)

So pleased for you.
Good luck!

Sleep Tight...
Gabby
05-30-2014 07:58 PM
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ShelaghDB Offline

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Machine: S9 Auto-Set +Resmed H5i
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Mask Make & Model: Quattro Air FF Mask
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CPAP Pressure: 13
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Post: #16
RE: Brands Machines
Gabby:

Thank you.

I notice you are using the S9 Escape and have a CPAP pressure of only 6. Am I correct in saying that you were diagnosed as having borderline Sleep Apnea?
05-31-2014 11:26 AM
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Doc J Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10
Humidifier: resMed H5i Dumped and dry daily
CPAP Pressure: 10-15
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Post: #17
RE: Brands Machines
Did you figure out the difference between cpap and apap (auto)? For constant pressure you just set min and max to same setting? And auto you set the range of pressure with the min and max settings and it will adj itself within that range as needed.
I'm sure by now you got it all down, and when I bought my S9 used I kept my original machine for backup. Not sure but the cost and time without a machine if there were a problem may be more than keeping one around.
Enjoy the new machine.
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05-31-2014 12:18 PM
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Gabby Offline

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Machine: ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet For Her
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Mask Make & Model: Philips Nuance Nasal Mask
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CPAP Pressure: 8-14
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: Sunshine Coast, Qld., Australia.

Post: #18
RE: Brands Machines
(05-31-2014 11:26 AM)ShelaghDB Wrote:  Gabby:

Thank you.

I notice you are using the S9 Escape and have a CPAP pressure of only 6. Am I correct in saying that you were diagnosed as having borderline Sleep Apnea?

Hi Shelagh, My AHI was only 18, they said I was moderate. My machine was given to me through the Government. For three months before I had hired an Elite so was able to download and keep track. I thought I would get an Elite from Gov.but wasn't so. I have my leaks under control, well i am hoping they are, when i am asleep, and my AHI'S used to be very good so I am hoping they still are, as the Sleep Doctor doesn't want to see me for twelve months.
My problem is I still suffer extreme daytime tiredness.
I am not asking for Answers as we have been through this and it is something I have to learn to live with. I have made all the necessary changes in my life to try and change this but to no avail.
I am going to save my pennies and try and get a good deal like you at some point and upgrade to an Autoset S9.
Looking forward to hearing the next part of your story.

Sleep Tight...
Gabby
05-31-2014 09:25 PM
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Mask Make & Model: PR Comfort jell blue
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CPAP Pressure: 20 IPAP 15 EPAP
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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Post: #19
RE: Brands Machines
Machine can be converted to CPAP in software (SETUP menu)
06-01-2014 12:31 PM
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Mask Make & Model: ResMed Swift FX
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CPAP Pressure: 16-20
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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Post: #20
RE: Brands Machines
(05-31-2014 11:26 AM)ShelaghDB Wrote:  I notice you are using the S9 Escape and have a CPAP pressure of only 6. Am I correct in saying that you were diagnosed as having borderline Sleep Apnea?

Having an S9 Escape leads to the diagnosis of a borderline doctor, not borderline apnea. Unfortunately, even in the US, many bad doctors believe that a one night $leep te$t plus a brick CPAP machine is as good as actually monitoring the patient's treatment. Even for people with severe apnea, the "one size fits all" assembly line apnea treatment is often dispensed. I think a lot of people suffer or die from this due to poor treatment, or patients giving up on CPAP because they don't get the adjustments that would help them use CPAP.

Get the free SleepyHead software here.
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06-03-2014 10:45 AM
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