(07-15-2016 12:09 AM)n.kessler Wrote: Hello
Thank you for your answers. I learned, that I have to use adittional Equipment to use SleepyHead.
To change the Machine is not so easy because I got it from my Insurance and they have contracts with special dealers and manufacturers. I got my DV 54 at the Hopital, immediately after my first night at the "sleeping Laboratory" (I dont know the exact English word). So I dont have to pay anything for this. If I will change the Machine, I have to pay for that and this is not needed. I will look for the costs of this SmartLink.
Thank a lot for your help!
Pretty good English! In the US we would say "sleep lab".
Your insurance does sound like a lot of what happens in the US. If you do have insurance that pays for CPAP you are provided a machine, you do not always have a choice of brand or model. If you do not want to use the one you are given, then you have to buy your own.
You might be able to talk them into swapping for a different machine and offering to pay for the price difference.
For about 4 years I had the DV53. It is very similar to the DV54. It has the ability to generate a code on the display that you can use to create a report that shows how much you use the machine, and it also shows some very limited data. This is normally sufficient for the insurance company to verify you are using it, and also sufficient for your doctor to verify it is having the proper result on treating your apnea. It does not give you the same level of detail as a Sleepyhead report.
When I checked recently the SmarLink was about $120 US. That might be expensive for some people, but over the life of the machine that might not be so bad.