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cowboy1970 Offline

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CPAP vs VPAP?!
If this has already been covered than please just shoot me the best link that goes over this.

I have a Resmed S9 AutoSet. I am assuming that it is CPAP. It does adjust my air.

Anyway, I noticed an add for a Resmed S9 AutoSet VPAP and am wondering what this is all about. Some have commented that it is better for centrals and such.

Anyway, what's the difference? Am I just confused? Thinking of making the switch.
03-13-2014 06:08 PM
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RE: CPAP vs VPAP?!
The Autoset VPAP is their bilevel CPAP. It's not for treating central events.

http://www.resmed.com/us/en/consumer/pro...-auto.html

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03-13-2014 06:10 PM
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RE: CPAP vs VPAP?!
(03-13-2014 06:08 PM)cowboy1970 Wrote:  If this has already been covered than please just shoot me the best link that goes over this.

I have a Resmed S9 AutoSet. I am assuming that it is CPAP. It does adjust my air.

Anyway, I noticed an add for a Resmed S9 AutoSet VPAP and am wondering what this is all about. Some have commented that it is better for centrals and such.

Anyway, what's the difference? Am I just confused? Thinking of making the switch.

and the VPAP is more expensive than what you have already.
03-13-2014 08:42 PM
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cowboy1970 Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Puritan Bennett Breeze
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: around 11 now (2/20/13)
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: Try not to think about a spider crawling up your nose from inside your tubing as your drift off. lol

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Location: Tacoma, WA

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RE: CPAP vs VPAP?!
Ok, I took a picture of the label on the back of my S9 and the label on the back of the supposed VPAP.
Both machines appear to be identical. My machine label is the top one, VPAP is the bottom one.

Please let me know if this looks legit or if these are the same machine.

Also, is VPAP strictly a software feature and the hardware is the same?

Thanks, Cowboy


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me50 Offline

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Machine: resmed S9 VPAP Auto
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CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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RE: CPAP vs VPAP?!
(03-13-2014 10:03 PM)cowboy1970 Wrote:  Ok, I took a picture of the label on the back of my S9 and the label on the back of the supposed VPAP.
Both machines appear to be identical. My machine label is the top one, VPAP is the bottom one.

Please let me know if this looks legit or if these are the same machine.

Also, is VPAP strictly a software feature and the hardware is the same?

Thanks, Cowboy

what does it say next to the on/off button? the outside of the machine, with the exception of what is written next to the on/off button will look the same. the innards will not be the same.
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03-13-2014 10:11 PM
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cowboy1970 Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet
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CPAP Pressure: around 11 now (2/20/13)
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: Try not to think about a spider crawling up your nose from inside your tubing as your drift off. lol

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RE: CPAP vs VPAP?!
(03-13-2014 10:11 PM)me50 Wrote:  what does it say next to the on/off button? the outside of the machine, with the exception of what is written next to the on/off button will look the same. the innards will not be the same.

It just says AutoSet, START/STOP, and EPR
03-13-2014 10:19 PM
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me50 Offline

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RE: CPAP vs VPAP?!
(03-13-2014 10:19 PM)cowboy1970 Wrote:  
(03-13-2014 10:11 PM)me50 Wrote:  what does it say next to the on/off button? the outside of the machine, with the exception of what is written next to the on/off button will look the same. the innards will not be the same.

It just says AutoSet, START/STOP, and EPR

I think that is the s9 auto set then (not the elite or escape). mine says vpap auto.
03-13-2014 11:43 PM
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RE: CPAP vs VPAP?!
If it says "VPAP" it is the bi-level machine (unless it is an ASV, in which case it will say something different), if it says "AutoSet" it is an automatic pressure adjustment capable CPAP machine.

The VPAP models allow greater flexibility in inhalation pressure vs. exhalation pressure and usually have a higher max pressure (25 cm vs. the AutoSet's 20 cm H2O)
03-14-2014 01:07 PM
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Hun Offline

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Mask Make & Model: S9 VPAP Auto
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RE: CPAP vs VPAP?!
I tested a CPAP auto end ended up buying a VPAP auto.. I found a big difference! I breath a lot easier with the VPAP. It also seems quieter than the VPAP... but this just may be in my head...
03-14-2014 10:30 PM
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WakeUpTime Offline

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RE: CPAP vs VPAP?!
(03-14-2014 01:07 PM)PsychoMike Wrote:  The VPAP models allow greater flexibility in inhalation pressure vs. exhalation pressure and usually have a higher max pressure (25 cm vs. the AutoSet's 20 cm H2O)
I heard that too about Bilevels having higher pressure maximums. However, I also read that many/most users going from CPAP to BPAP actual use a lower pressure on inhaling because of the assistance with lower exhaling pressure. Yes/no?

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