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[Equipment] Dreamstation auto off ???
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I have been on CPAP for over 25 years so am quite familiar with the entire process. Just got a new Dreamstation today to replace my Series One which is over 5 years old. On the Series One, I had an auto-off that would turn it off if I removed the mask for over 3 minuites or so(not sure of exact time). The dreamstation does not seem to have this feature, or I just cannot find it. Can anyone help me with this?? My machine is reasonability accessable, so turning it off is not a real problem, I just liked the auto-off feature mainly because I am lazy, and usually in a rush to the bathroom when I get up in the middle of the night.

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#2
The Dreamstation has the Autostart feature and much more than your System One. You may need to access the clinical menu to turn it on. You can get a supplier manual by following the directions at the link at the top of this page for CPAP Setup Manuals. http://www.apneaboard.com/adjust-cpap-pr...tup-manual

The System One Remstar Auto and Dreamstation Auto are very similar machines in different form factors. The manual will inform you about the newer features. Otherwise, I assume you will use similar settings. To measure the efficacy of those settings, you should have SleepyHead installed and look at your data from time to time.

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I found the autoStart feature, it is on, and works as expected. What I can't find is an autoOff feature. I do like the Dreamstation, and expect it to work as well or better than the Series One.
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Auto-off works when the autostart is activated. It takes up to a minute to activate on the Philips machine. It is very fast on Resmed machine. Turn it on and let it blow. It will record a big leak and finally turn off.
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Hi johno02,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Good luck to you as you continue your CPAP therapy and I hope you like your new machine.
trish6hundred
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#6
The auto off is in there, somewhere. I actually have it enabled on my Dreamstation, but never use it. I DO use the auto on, saves me the trouble of reaching.
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#7
Maybe I just didn't wait long enough for it to go off. Glad to hear that it does shut off. In the middle of the night, I really haate to go looking for it.
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(10-18-2016, 09:22 PM)johno02 Wrote: Maybe I just didn't wait long enough for it to go off. Glad to hear that it does shut off. In the middle of the night, I really haate to go looking for it.

Follow the hose!

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My alarm clock is between me and my Dreamstation. Turing it on is automatic, but turning it off means I have to sit up to reach it. And I normally check my overnight numbers, too, so it's not that big a deal to have to get up to shut it off.
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I have been on CPAP over 25 years, so I don't worry about numbers, just as long as I sleep, and DW says I don't snore or stop breathing. Haven't been back to sleep clinic in over 15 years, and current doctor doesn't know anything about sleep problems. If I am happy, he is.
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(10-18-2016, 07:47 PM)Sleeprider Wrote: Auto-off works when the autostart is activated. It takes up to a minute to activate on the Philips machine. It is very fast on Resmed machine. Turn it on and let it blow. It will record a big leak and finally turn off.

Been tempted to use that option for a while now. Does it throw off SleepyHead's results at all?
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