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[Equipment] Cpap Device Advice
#1
Cpap Device Advice
I'm posting this on behalf of a new member.  Please respond to his question.
A new member, unfamiliar with this forum, sent me this PM and I wanted to get others to respond [to his question].
Thanks in advance for the help!
- Red
robert hol Wrote:hello dear members , I am Robert from the Netherlands. I am recently diagnosed with heavy Apnea. now I finally know why I was so tired for long time. April 8th I will receive a cpap machine. but as I already find out they will give me the Philips dreammaker. the reviews on this device is horrible and I am trying to get another device as they also can arrange the resmed airsense 10. searching trough the net my eyes catcht the Prismasoft by Löwestein (weinmann). I think this device is good but I am not sure. can anyone tell me which device is silent, reliable and the best on the market? all these thing are new for me as I now have to learn to sleep with a cpap device. thanks and I hope to get some answers..
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#2
RE: Cpap Device Advice
I think my reply would be, Please post your quesiton in the forum. Our members will be happy to help you and guide you to the best machine. We do not use PMs to consult on matters that can be better asked in the forum. Please read this thread that is the sticky on top of our main Apnea Board forum http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...ew-machine
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RE: Cpap Device Advice
Thanks, SR, but I was referring to his question.   I have sent him a PM advising him of our policy. After seeing how the original post could be misconstrued, I have edited it to reflect my intent for posting it.

Thanks for pointing out this ambiguity.
Thanks
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RE: Cpap Device Advice
Without any doubt, the Resmed Airsense 10 Autoset is the choice if the user wishes to make use of Oscar. First, it is known to be available, and it is a smaller, more compact machine that has been shown by users of Philips, Lowenstein and other machines to be a quiet, reliable and comfortable choice. All the machines have something to offer, and Lowenstein is respected for its build quality, however it is unlikely that most members on Apnea Board are familiar enough with the machine to be helpful, if you have problems. The manufacturer does provide a good software as an alternative to Oscar. There is a good bench test comparison of 7-machines here, which clearly points to Resmed being a top choice for efficacy. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article...=printable Another study of 11 machines also points to Resmed https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4481055/

The simple answer is, the Resmed is known to be more consistently effective and more comfortable to more users than any other brand we have seen. The Autoset algorithm prevents event rather than reacts to them, and the exhale pressure relief (EPR) feature is a true bilevel implementation that has proven therapeutic application in resolving flow limitation, RERA and hypopnea. The Autoset has several optional modes (standard, soft, for-her) that can customize therapy and minimize sleep disruption.
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#5
RE: Cpap Device Advice
I recently bought a ResMed AutoSet for her. It took quite a while for people here to convince me. I'm sorry I waited!

I hope that the person has a choice of machines.

I've used cpap for over 30 years. My treatment is so much better after listening to the advisors here. And, frankly, the help I received establishing settings on my new machine was absolutely wonderful.

So for the person that asked the question in a PM I must comment that the recommendations have really helped me and I hope that you will learn from my experience.
DaveL
Compliant for about 30 Canadian years

I'm just a cpap user like you. I don't give medical advice. I hope to learn from you, and share my experiences with you. 
Seek the advice of a physician before seeking treatment for medical conditions including sleep apnea. Sleep-well

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