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[Equipment] Does "for Her" make a difference?
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baconjurer Offline

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Machine: Resmed AirSense 10 autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Airfit P10 for her
Humidifier: unsure
CPAP Pressure: 8-13
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Female
Location: California

Post: #1
Does "for Her" make a difference?
I got my machine late yesterday and had good night with it. Looking through stuff more thoroughly today, I noticed that my doc prescribed ResMed Air Sense for Her, but I given a ResMed Air Sense 10 machine. They did supply a mask "for her." Is the difference real, or just marketing?
07-07-2016 11:19 PM
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PoolQ Offline

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Machine: AirCurve 10 VAUTO
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Amara View
Humidifier: Integrated
CPAP Pressure: 6.2, 15, PS4.0
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Sillicon Valley

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RE: Does "for Her" make a difference?
There is another setting that they have found works "better" for women. You should get what your Doctor prescribed and have that option. They should NEVER give you something that the Doctor did not prescribe. Bad DME Smile
07-07-2016 11:23 PM
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baconjurer Offline

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Machine: Resmed AirSense 10 autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Airfit P10 for her
Humidifier: unsure
CPAP Pressure: 8-13
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Female
Location: California

Post: #3
RE: Does "for Her" make a difference?
(07-07-2016 11:23 PM)PoolQ Wrote:  There is another setting that they have found works "better" for women. You should get what your Doctor prescribed and have that option. They should NEVER give you something that the Doctor did not prescribe. Bad DME Smile

Thanks. It's been an 8 month process to even get a machine at all between Health Net and Apria. Back into Battle.
07-07-2016 11:51 PM
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PoolQ Offline

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Machine: AirCurve 10 VAUTO
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Amara View
Humidifier: Integrated
CPAP Pressure: 6.2, 15, PS4.0
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Sillicon Valley

Post: #4
RE: Does "for Her" make a difference?
If they do not swap it out contact your insurance and tell them that you were not given the prescribed machine, they will get after the DME
07-07-2016 11:55 PM
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OpalRose Offline

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Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto 560 with A Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 For Her
Humidifier: REMStar heated humidifier with heated hose
CPAP Pressure: Auto Cpap 10-13 AFLEX 1
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Started CPAP Therapy October 23, 2014

Sex: Female
Location: Northeast Ohio, USA

Post: #5
RE: Does "for Her" make a difference?
Hi baconjurer, Welcome to Apnea Board!
You can google or go to the AirSense site to find out more, but this is a brief discription.

The AirSense 10 for Her is the first ever machine specifically designed for the female demographic. ResMed has developed an FDA approved "For Her" algorithm that tracks upper respiratory disturbances found in the patient. The machine will respond immediately to any respiratory incident, altering pressure after a single unnatural breath.
Additionally, the machine features an aesthetic floral-themed design which should appeal to the female user.


Also, some have reported that the newer A10 includes the "for her" algorithm. You will need to go into the providers menu and see if there is a choice.

http://www.apneaboard.com/adjust-cpap-pr...tup-manual

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07-08-2016 07:11 AM
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Mary Anna Offline

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Machine: Air Sense 10
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Phillips Wisp
Humidifier: Air Sense 10
CPAP Pressure: 10
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: EPR setting on 3 this is helped me.

Sex: Female
Location: TX

Post: #6
RE: Does "for Her" make a difference?
Sad I'm getting a new machine today..hopefully if doc gets the script correct. I had a Respironics System 1 - all kinds of trouble with humidity. I have heated hose which worked in the beginning but now does not. It is a Cpap w/ pressure of 12. I always have a sore throat and wake every 2-3 hrs with mouth totally dry. Anyway .. my question .. They are replacing my old machine with the Resmed Air Sense 10 cpap .. Should I push for the V auto for her ? otherwise I will have constant pressure. My sleep study said obstructive and pressure of 12. but .. from what i am reading sounds like the auto for her might be a better deal... Doc will do whatever I ask. Any suggestions. sorry this is so long :/
07-08-2016 10:20 AM
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OpalRose Offline

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Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto 560 with A Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 For Her
Humidifier: REMStar heated humidifier with heated hose
CPAP Pressure: Auto Cpap 10-13 AFLEX 1
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Started CPAP Therapy October 23, 2014

Sex: Female
Location: Northeast Ohio, USA

Post: #7
RE: Does "for Her" make a difference?
You will need to ask your doctor to rewrite the script to read exactly the name of machine and specify Auto with a range of pressure listed. If you want the "for her" model, ask that it be on the script also.

It is in your best interest to get an APAP even if you end up using it in Cpap mode.

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07-08-2016 10:37 AM
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green wings Offline

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Machine: Respironics System One RemStar Pro (460)
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10
Humidifier: integrated humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 13.0 cm
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: using CPAP since Jan. 2016

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: US

Post: #8
RE: Does "for Her" make a difference?
Hi Mary Anna. If you are planning to get a ResMed machine, I think the AirSense 10 AutoSet for Her is a good choice. It lets you choose from two algorithms - the "For Her" one or the basic Resmed auto-adjusting algorithm. You can also run the machine in fixed pressure CPAP mode if you want to do that.

As for the basic question of whether to get a fixed pressure CPAP machine or an auto-adjusting one, I think the auto-adjusting type is the best choice and seems to be what people are generally being prescribed now. (Not everyone, though - some doctors still prefer fixed pressure CPAP.)

If you do a web search for "ResMed Airsense 10 AutoSet for Her functional features" you can see a chart that shows what features the AutoSet for Her has compared to other ResMed machines.
07-08-2016 10:41 AM
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Mary Anna Offline

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Machine: Air Sense 10
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Phillips Wisp
Humidifier: Air Sense 10
CPAP Pressure: 10
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: EPR setting on 3 this is helped me.

Sex: Female
Location: TX

Post: #9
RE: Does "for Her" make a difference?
What is APAP ? Is it different from the Vauto ? I asked doc to write ResMed Air Sense 10 for her .. but i didn't specify the pressure . He doesn't seem to know much about the machines. Should I ask for something different ..
07-08-2016 10:44 AM
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Machine: Airsense 10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10, Dreamwear
Humidifier: Integrated
CPAP Pressure: 4.6-7.6
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Washington

Post: #10
RE: Does "for Her" make a difference?
APAP is an auto adjusting machine.. CPAP Is fixed pressure only. APAP can be run as a CPAP but not vice versa.

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07-08-2016 10:48 AM
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