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CPAP Machine Choices - read this before you accept a new machine
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Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto (DS560)
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Swift II
Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: 12.5 - 18.5 cmH20 (auto range)
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: Illinois, USA

Post: #1
Exclaimation CPAP Machine Choices - read this before you accept a new machine
I know it's been mentioned several times in other threads, but I think the Wiki article written by one of our Advisory Members (Archangle) on Machine Choices should be read by everyone here. Don't let a Durable Medical Equipment $upplier (DME) bamboozle you. Never accept or settle for what we nickname a dumb "brick" CPAP machine (one that is not fully data-capable).

Be an informed patient and read this excellent article, here:

http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...ne_Choices

If you get a good, data-capable CPAP machine - you and your doctor will be greatly empowered to monitor the effectiveness of your treatment on an ongoing basis. You can also use free software for your personal computer to monitor and chart your progress - as long as you have a data-capable machine.

Here's our Private Files & Links area, where you can learn how to obtain some of these free PC software packages:

http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Forum-Private-Files-and-Links

(you'll need to be logged into your Apnea Board Forum account to access the above link. Register HERE for a free forum account if you haven't already).

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Adoniscmj Offline

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Machine: Resmed AirSense10 Autoset for her
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: Integrated
CPAP Pressure: 6 to 9
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: Everett, Washington

Post: #2
RE: CPAP Machine Choices - read this before you accept a new machine
I agree totally, as when I went to the DME they had a machine waiting for me. They didn't ask me what I wanted at all. I told them that I wanted a ResMed Air Sense 10 Auto set with data. She was surprised and said oh you did some research. I said yes and that is the unit I decided on. I had to make another appointment as they had the brick set up for me not the Air Sense. Don't let them pick it for you. They will choose the unit that they make the most profit on. Get what you want. There are some really good machines out there from ResMed and Phillips. Plus some other brands as well. It is your money, get a useful machine that will keep track of your therapy.
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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Airfit P10 for Her
Humidifier: H5i humidifier with ClimateLine heated hose
CPAP Pressure: 8-15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: diabetes II, Thyroidectomized, Primary Immune Deficiency, and the list goes on :P

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Location: Oregon

Post: #3
RE: CPAP Machine Choices - read this before you accept a new machine
This should be a sticky!!!

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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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kraz1660 Offline

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Machine: Dreamstation
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: philips dreamwear
Humidifier: philips dreamstation
CPAP Pressure: 5-16
CPAP Software: Other Software

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Sex: Male
Location: montreal quebac canada

Post: #4
RE: CPAP Machine Choices - read this before you accept a new machine
i do not agree with you 100%. In my research, different machines have different algorithms and I feel that although all machines will treat your OSA all machines are not created equal. if you buy into all the propaganda out there you can buy the machine that is not necessarily the best for you or was not prescribed for you. All this to say that your home care provider has a trained health care specialist who should choose the best machine for you regardless of its styling or looks or potential revenue production. Remember anybody can buy a cpap, however what you are really buying is long term after care. Follow up visits and regular contact with your provider. DO NOT buy on the net, you will be sorry.
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DariaVader Offline
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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Airfit P10 for Her
Humidifier: H5i humidifier with ClimateLine heated hose
CPAP Pressure: 8-15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: diabetes II, Thyroidectomized, Primary Immune Deficiency, and the list goes on :P

Sex: Female
Location: Oregon

Post: #5
RE: CPAP Machine Choices - read this before you accept a new machine
Did you read the article? It offers advice for each *class* of machine - certainly whether therapy should be achieved with cpap/bilevel/ or a more advanced asv type machine is part of the prescription, but there is a lot of difference within those classes that are not therapy related, such as the ability to gather data and how it is shared. We recommend patients to educate themselves, it results in better therapy. demonstrably.

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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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Machine: DreamStation Auto, AirSense 10 Auto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Amara View
Humidifier: Philips, AirSense 10
CPAP Pressure: 11-16
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: 2L added oxygen with CMS50F to check usage

Sex: Male
Location: Florida

Post: #6
RE: CPAP Machine Choices - read this before you accept a new machine
"should choose the best machine for you"

That would be nice. Education before and after getting your "best machine for you".

Heck in a perfect world their would be no need for cpap.

But I wish well with your ideas. I have not found my DME much help and less than informed. My primary doctor helps but is limited in sleep problems. My Sleep doctor just says "you are doing well making your own adjustments, keep doing it"

It is this forum and the people on it that have done the most. Thanks

Just my personal opinion. My posts are not medical advice or a statement of fact. Please consult a qualified physician or other qualified medical personnel. Please comply with all applicable laws, codes, regulations, and protocols.
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