02-05-2015, 10:38 PM
Finally received my Chevy S10 Autoset after more than a month of bait and switch from two DME providers - both pushing System One when I was prescribed a ResMed from my SleepMD. Told both of them to pound sand until I went through my insurance to force them to behave. What a racket they have there -- no wonder all of this insurance cost so much when there are so many unnecessary middlemen - the cell tech of the S10 should make it easier to show compliance to insurance and remove the PITA DME slime.
I'm very new to CPAP, diagnosed mild apnea in December with AHI 8. Initially titrated on an S9 in a sleep lab getting me down to AHI 0.6 @6cm. Reading these forums, I realize that I'm in the minority with my mild apnea here, but I really do notice the quality of sleep improving and my wife has less reason to terminate me in my sleep from by buzzsaw snoring.
What I found in moving from the SystemONE to the Resmed S10 is that I was able to match the lab rating of AHI 0.6 using the static 6cm that the RT setup when they handing me the equipment. Shortly after becoming educated here, I changed the EPR to 1, and set CPAP to auto, from 6cm to 15cm.
Now I'm getting an AHI of 0.0! i see that my pressure ranges from 6cm to 8.2cm... I have the humidifier and climate line set to auto, and its night and day better than the SystemOne.
Makes all of the DME Provider BS and insurance wrangling worth it. I'm sleeping great and feel amazing. Thanks for this wonderful resource here.