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AUDIHO Offline

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Joined: Aug 2013

Machine: REMstarplus
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: unsure
Humidifier: unsure
CPAP Pressure: maximum
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Male
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Post: #1
CPAP LOOSING PRESSURE
I think my REMstar plus is loosing pressure from when it is initially turned on and when I wake up in the morning. How would I test it to verify?
08-01-2013 02:02 PM
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zonk Offline

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Posts: 7,908
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #2
RE: CPAP LOOSING PRESSURE
[Image: Manometer.jpg] Manometer
From Supplier #2, Handheld CPAP Pressure Manometer $35.00 free shipping

Home-made "Manometer" for few dollars http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...ew-dollars

How long have been using the machine?

Edit: What model number is the machine? remove water tank and check the model number on the label at bottom of the machine
(This post was last modified: 08-01-2013 03:27 PM by zonk.)
08-01-2013 02:35 PM
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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: #3
RE: CPAP LOOSING PRESSURE
Let me guess. You are a couple of weeks into your CPAP therapy?

I am willing to bet that your machine is maintaining its pressure perfectly. What is probably happening is that you are getting used to the pressure. You notice the pressure when you first put on the mask mainly because of the initial airflow spike to pressurize the system. But when you wake up in the morning, you wonder if the machine is still on, because you don't notice any pressure at all.

Are you still using the ramp feature, or are you finding that it now seems like there's not enough air at the lower initial pressure?

If you are still using the ramp, you're probably ready for the following experiment. Put on the mask and turn the machine on, but do not turn on the ramp. FORCE those first few breaths as if you were blowing up a balloon. After about 6 breaths, how does it feel? I'll bet that you are breathing normally and comfortably.
08-01-2013 02:47 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Posts: 6,436
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: #4
RE: CPAP LOOSING PRESSURE
Hi AUDIHO,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
It could be that you are just getting used to the mask and machine. Once you get used to it you don't hardly notice it.
Hang in there for more responses to your post and best of luck.

trish6hundred
08-01-2013 03:54 PM
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