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craigrrr Offline

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Machine: philips respironics
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: resmed mirage swift II
Humidifier: system one
CPAP Pressure: 18
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: use Bipap PR system One

Sex: Male
Location: Arizona

Post: #1
PR S1
Hi , I have been using a cpap for a couple years, then went to the bipap for the last 8 yrs, My 8 yr old machine died and I bought a used PR System One bipap Auto , I know how to set the unit, but I never had a auto or a system 1 before I put it in the Auto mode with bi-flex but not sure how it is suppose to work, as it seems like it just uses a ramp feature. ( I am not using the ramp bitton either) the longer I have it on the pressure goes up like in ramp mode I am sure it is just me not ever using a auto machine before. but if anyone has any tips I would appreciate it.
Who ever said you cant teach an old dog a new trick lied , as I learn alot everyday hahaha

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05-02-2013 10:24 AM
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iSnooze Offline
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Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: Respironics PR System One C-Flex+
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage Micro
Humidifier: System One Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 11
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: also use a Comfort Gel Full Mask by Respironics

Sex: Female
Location: Indiana

Post: #2
RE: PR S1
I don't have a bipap machine but as I understand it the pressure changes. There is less pressure on the exhale than on the inhale. The machine automatically adjusts to your breathing patterns based on the data it constantly collects. Supposedly your machine can tell when the conditions are right for you to have an Hyponea event and will increase the pressure to avoid it.

Someone else who uses your machine will hopefully post if I'm off track, if you need to adjust your settings, or if what you are experience is normal for a bipap Auto machine.
05-02-2013 08:02 PM
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PollCat Offline
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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10
Humidifier: H5i Cleanable with ClimateLine
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 18
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: CPAP-ing since 1995; Type 2 Diabetes; Chronic Asthma; Gout

Sex: Male
Location: Westfield, IN

Post: #3
RE: PR S1
Hi, craig. I'm curious - when was the last time you saw a sleep dr/clinic to check on your required pressure settings? Most insurance companies (including Medicare) will spring for a new machine every five years. So, why a used machine?


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05-02-2013 08:30 PM
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Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Swift FX
Humidifier: ResMed S9 H5i
CPAP Pressure: 16-20
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Happy PAPper

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: USA

Post: #4
RE: PR S1
You could set the machine to do manual bilevel at the same pressure as your old machine.

Or set it to auto with a narrow pressure range around your old setting, and increase the range later if needed.

Auto doesn't always find the best pressure. That's why you have high and low auto pressure settings. If it's really "running away" to a too high pressure, lower the maximum auto pressure setting.

BTW, what model was your old machine?

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05-06-2013 02:34 AM
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