02-12-2016, 04:45 PM
(This post was last modified: 02-12-2016, 09:06 PM by Mosquitobait.)
The S9 Autoset and the Airsense 10 Autoset have the same algorithm UNLESS you get the Airsense 10 for Her, which has an additional algorithm available (so 3 - cpap, autocpap and autocpapforher). However, realize that the algorithm for your Respironics machine is going to be different from the Resmed. If you are perfectly happy with what you have now, I would suggest looking for a 60 series autocpap instead. Why? I got an Airsense and had to send it back right away for a replacement. They gave me a Respironics as a loaner. Just didn't work for me. So, it's clear to me that some of us are affected by the different algorithms. Respironics has a gradual reaction to apnea events, while Resmed responds more sharply. Make sure to get one that works with Sleepyhead.
But, to directly answer your question, unless you have a burning need for the Airsense for Her, then no, you don't NEED the Airsense 10. There are thousands of the S9 units still being sold, so parts are going to be available for years. I wouldn't hesitate to get it.
My brother had an M series bipap machine and discovered that when he got the new machine, he was getting 'blown away' even though his settings were the same. It seems that the old machine was no longer holding the pressure at its settings. So, that would make another reason to replace the machine. We kept the old machine just-in-case his new machine failed and needed work.