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Dreamstation. Questions and How to tell if it's an Autoset
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Dreamstation. Questions and How to tell if it's an Autoset
I may be pushed into a Dreamstation. I have several questions. Are the all autoset capable? If not how can I tell? Is it easy to travel with if no humidifier? How durable is this? Is it less expensive for supplies and chambers than an s10? Is the Dreamstaion with humidifier more expensive than an s10? Expected life of a Dream verses an S10. Any comment would help. I really thought an s10 auto would be better.
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RE: Dreamstation. Questions and How to tell if it's an Autoset
Model number should be DSX500 for the auto model. Here in Canada, the Dreamstation Auto is typically a bit cheaper than the Resmed Airsense 10 Autoset or for her model which has one more mode for the same price as the regular model.
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RE: Dreamstation. Questions and How to tell if it's an Autoset
Hi Hellodare,

I'm a newbie to cpap... with a DreamStation... what I know:

Model #'s DSX500's are all Auto  (There's 3 different one's, without humidifier, with humidifier and with humidifier and heated tube).

When I looked online... the DreamStation was comparable to the ResMed in price, both ending up around $900 range (or less).  Of course, depending on your insurance, deductible and copay... YMMV.

The DreamStation can be separated from the Humidifier and becomes half the size, looks easy to travel with (only in Carry On to prevent damage).

Supplies, depending on what you need, but as far as masks, filters, etc... It's all going to be about the same... These things have to be changed out periodically/fairly frequently, throughout the year.

Here's a link to another thread with more info from other's on the same topic:
http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...d-Airsense

Happy Hunting!!!
DreamBreather  Coffee
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RE: Dreamstation. Questions and How to tell if it's an Autoset
I have to ask, but not trying to pry, why you feel like you are being pushed into a Dreamstation? No doubt that the Dreamstation works well at treating apnea. I use a Dreamstation Auto and the machine works very well therapeutically.

As others have posted, the DSX500 is the Auto model.
Jesse


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RE: Dreamstation. Questions and How to tell if it's an Autoset
DME wants to sell me one. Probably because of the issue of billing separate for a humidifier. S10 is built in.
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RE: Dreamstation. Questions and How to tell if it's an Autoset
(03-24-2018, 07:20 PM)Hellodare Wrote: DME wants to sell me one. Probably because of the issue of billing separate for a humidifier. S10 is built in.

If you are happy with your existing Resmed, wouldn't you be better off with the Airsense 10 Autoset instead?

Dave
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RE: Dreamstation. Questions and How to tell if it's an Autoset
(03-24-2018, 07:20 PM)Hellodare Wrote: DME wants to sell me one. Probably because of the issue of billing separate for a humidifier. S10 is built in.

That seems to be the "go to" machine. I believe the DMEs are getting better wholesale rates on the Dreamstations, but I have no evidence other than online markets consistently are cheaper on Dreamstation products. 

Me and my wife went to the DME recently and the respiratory therapist had a Dreamstation at the ready to setup for the wife. I stopped all the works and specified that the wife wants a Resmed Autoset for Her because "it's a better machine." And it was done. We weren't walking out with a Dreamstation. Wife now has an Autoset for Her.
Jesse


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RE: Dreamstation. Questions and How to tell if it's an Autoset
Here's a link on dealing with DME's. No one can push you to use any machine you don't want. http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...with_a_DME
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RE: Dreamstation. Questions and How to tell if it's an Autoset
(03-24-2018, 07:52 PM)Walla Walla Wrote: Here's a link on dealing with DME's. No one can push you to use any machine you don't want. http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...with_a_DME

Ditto.
Jesse


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RE: Dreamstation. Questions and How to tell if it's an Autoset
Here is the scoop. Had been in the office several times. S10s on the shelf. S10s on there web site. Billing dept trying to get auth for new machine said they only have Dreamstations. Haven't sold s10s for over a year. Immediately  called the resp dept there  and they said they had them and sold them just about every day. 
  B dept messed aound all week saying could get my doc to put the pressure on the script. Finally did. Took 3 days. I expected to get the machine in 1 week. Now they finally fax request to insurance and there telling me it will take 2 weeks to get an answer. They say no matter how old my machine is they won't just replace it. ^%$:&/&$&/&#'hyyb$##$76 fcbnm^$#.  You can only guess what the last sentence is. 
  So what if I had no machine. Just die to bad??? It a joke. 
 Should get lots of feedback on this one.
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