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ttfespe Offline

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Joined: Aug 2012

Machine: PR System One C Flex
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Respironic comfort blue
Humidifier: PR System One
CPAP Pressure: 8
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Locust NC

Post: #1
Cool Time to upgrade
Hello everyone... i am on my 5th year of CPAP and it has been going great.. this forum has been so helpful... i am looking to upgrade my equip.. currently have a System One Auto with A Flex and humidifier. looking at Airsense 10 or the new Dream Station... any input would be greatly appreciated.. don't really use the Auto function however while I'm buying might as well...
02-01-2016 11:18 AM
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justMongo Offline

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Posts: 3,847
Joined: Sep 2013

Machine: ResMed VPAP Auto (S9)
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 18 IPAPmax - 11 EPAPmin, PS=5
CPAP Software: Other Software

Other Comments: μολὼν λαβέ

Sex: Male
Location: Калифорния

Post: #2
RE: Time to upgrade
Although I am biased toward ResMed machines, I would suggest you stay with the PR machines.
The Dream Station is a fine machine.

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02-01-2016 12:13 PM
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PoolQ Offline

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Posts: 986
Joined: Jul 2015

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: #3
RE: Time to upgrade
I have heard that the two different brands "feel" different when using them. So if you are doing well with your brand, I would suggest that you stay with it as you seem to like it. Of course you could just be good at tolerating CPAP and changing brand might make a good difference.
Difficult for us to tell, is there any little thing that would make it better if not for ____?
02-01-2016 01:57 PM
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GPSMapNut Offline

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Posts: 175
Joined: Nov 2015

Machine: DreamStation Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed AirFit P10 and PR DreamWear
Humidifier: DreamStation + heated hose
CPAP Pressure: 9-16
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncorePro Other Software

Other Comments: Used Respironics REMstar Pro with C-Flex for 11 years and ResMed S9 Elite loaner for 3 months

Sex: Male
Location: Mississauga, ON, Canada

Post: #4
RE: Time to upgrade
The two biggest difference between these two APAPs are the exhalation relieve and how aggressively these machines change the pressure as a reaction or to head off any events. Some say that PR machines respond too slowly. Others say that Resmed machines change pressure so rapidly that it disturbs their sleep...
I can't tell what you's say but I can say that, if the therapy works for you with the current PR machine, unless the DME lets you try out both, you should stick with the brand you are using now.

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02-01-2016 02:16 PM
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otrpu Offline

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Posts: 79
Joined: Jun 2015

Machine: AirSense 10 Autoset w/Oxi
Mask Type: Hybrid
Mask Make & Model: RespCareHYB500
Humidifier: ClimateLine, Socked, set 3
CPAP Pressure: 9-17
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: COPD

Sex: Male
Location: East of Rockies

Post: #5
RE: Time to upgrade
+1

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otrpu

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02-01-2016 11:43 PM
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JamesW Offline

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Posts: 58
Joined: Nov 2015

Machine: Resmed Airsense 10
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Eson
Humidifier: In built
CPAP Pressure: 6-10
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Sydney, Australia

Post: #6
RE: Time to upgrade
I purchased a Resmed Airsense 10 Auto and I have found it to be noisy with a "Darth Vader" sound coming from the humidifier and noise from the intake as well. I have sent my first machine back for Resmed to deal with, and the replacement second will be sent back tomorrow. I will be trialing a Philips System One 60 Series Auto A Flex just to see if there is a difference. The Dream Stations are still a rare beast here in Australia.

James
02-01-2016 11:54 PM
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ttfespe Offline

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Joined: Aug 2012

Machine: PR System One C Flex
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Respironic comfort blue
Humidifier: PR System One
CPAP Pressure: 8
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Locust NC

Post: #7
RE: Time to upgrade
Thanks to everyone for the info... i will go with the DreamStation. Insurance will not pay so going mail order... no luxury of a DME..
02-02-2016 12:14 PM
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