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[Equipment] What brand of CPAP do you use?
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pk6301 Offline

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Machine: Respironics System One Model 550
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model:
Humidifier: Respironics
CPAP Pressure: 6-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreViewer

Other Comments: cms 50D Plus

Sex: Male
Location: Erie, Pennsylvania

Post: #1
What brand of CPAP do you use?
I am interested not in any particular models, but just the brand. Why do you use them?

Price--Quality--Reputation--Easy of Use--Given to you by DME--Recommended by Friend--

I listed the top 3 brands I could think of, If I left off a major brand I appologize in advance

Someone once asked me how I adjusted to CPAP so well--I thought for a moment and said I had two choices CPAP or DEATH..The choice was easy..
(This post was last modified: 04-20-2012 11:09 AM by pk6301.)
04-20-2012 10:47 AM
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CHanlon Offline

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Joined: Mar 2012

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Activa LT
Humidifier: ResMed Hi5
CPAP Pressure: 12 -20
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Mirage Activa LT nasal mask

Sex: Male
Location: Ontario, Canada

Post: #2
RE: What brand of CPAP do you use?
I was originally give a Respironics Remstar APAP as a trial machine, and while waiting for my titration study. It worked so well I thought that was what I'd end up with. After about 6 weeks they changed me to a ResMed CPAP set at 18cm, and I totally hated it. But that was more because it was a fixed CPAP and with that pressure it was giving me grief. During the time before I started CPAP and my final sleep lab, I did tons of research, and found the ResMed S9 Auto... and found that I could get the software, the clinician's manual, instructions on how to get into the clinical setup menus, etc. All for free. At that point, it was a no-brainer, that's the machine I was going to end up with.
04-20-2012 11:37 AM
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greatunclebill Offline

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Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: Respironics System one Auto A-Flex
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model:
Humidifier: System one
CPAP Pressure: 8-12
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreViewer

Other Comments: quattro fx full face

Sex: Male
Location: L.A. (Lower Alabama)

Post: #3
RE: What brand of CPAP do you use?
my first two were given by dme, both respironics

my wife's first one given by dme.

i paid 100% out of pocket for my third respironics when i could have got anything. Price--Quality--Reputation--Easy of Use-- and software came free with it from the dealer---are all good descriptions of why i like it. in 2 years when i can get another one from the dme i will ask for another respironics.
04-20-2012 11:43 AM
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JumpStart Offline

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Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
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Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 20 (auto range)
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: ResMed Mirage Quattro

Sex: Male
Location: Houston, Texas

Post: #4
RE: What brand of CPAP do you use?
(04-20-2012 11:37 AM)CHanlon Wrote:  During the time before I started CPAP and my final sleep lab, I did tons of research, and found the ResMed S9 Auto... and found that I could get the software, the clinician's manual, instructions on how to get into the clinical setup menus, etc. All for free. At that point, it was a no-brainer, that's the machine I was going to end up with.

Ditto. In addition, the great number of people using this machine provided a large base from which to obtain information in the event I had problems, questions, issues, etc..

Breathing keeps you alive. And PAP helps keep you breathing!
04-20-2012 12:53 PM
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zimlich Offline

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Posts: 392
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: Respironics PR System One BiPap Auto SV Advanced
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed gel Nasal Mask
Humidifier: System One
CPAP Pressure: 8-20 ASV, 8 EPAP,PS 12
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I use the Quattro FFM when necessary

Sex: Female
Location: Norfolk, VA

Post: #5
RE: What brand of CPAP do you use?
I have had 2 Respironics and two ResMed- liked each of them equally.
04-20-2012 02:45 PM
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zonk Offline

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Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #6
RE: What brand of CPAP do you use?
Data efficacy is important and not all machines shows efficacy data. Only ResMed (S9 Elite & S9 AutoSet) report unintentional leak on the device.
ResMed
http://www.resmed.com/us/products/s9_ser...nc=dealers
Phillips Respironcis
http://respironicsremstars.respironics.com/
Fisher & Paykel Icon
http://www.fphcare.com/osa/cpap-solutions/icon-family.html
DeVilbiss IntelliPAP
http://www.devilbisshealthcare.com/produ...ap-devices
(This post was last modified: 04-22-2012 03:35 PM by zonk.)
04-20-2012 04:50 PM
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PollCat Offline
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Joined: Feb 2012

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: #7
RE: What brand of CPAP do you use?
Hey, no fair! I have two machines but the poll will only accept one option. Annoyed-and-disappointed

Over the years, I've had a Respironics, a couple of ResMeds, a Fisher & Paykel, and the AEIOmed. Apparently they have all worked well since I'm still here. Bigwink


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04-20-2012 11:37 PM
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cbramsey Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage FX
Humidifier: ResMed H5i with ClimateLine
CPAP Pressure: 6 - 12
CPAP Software: ResScan

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Sex: Male
Location: NC, USA

Post: #8
RE: What brand of CPAP do you use?
My present machine is a Respironics. Love it. Especially love how it saves my data for me.

My previous machine was a ResMed machine. Liked it as well. It was one of those that saved data to one of those Smart Cards. However, no one told me about that and how to use it so all that data was lost. *Sigh*

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04-22-2012 05:54 AM
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EyesWideOpen Offline

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Posts: 87
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Swift FX
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 6 - 14
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Ontario, Canada

Post: #9
RE: What brand of CPAP do you use?
I currently have a Respironics RemStar Auto M series. I have been using it every night for the last 5 years. It has changed my life for the better, and has been a reliable machine with one small exception of a leaking humidifier. Other than that it's been great. I am switching to a ResMed Autoset S9 next week. After much research I decided that I would give it a try. I hate rain-out in the tubing, (I guess that our bedroom is too cool) and I'm looking forward to the Climate Line tubing from ResMed. I am also looking forward to using the software, which until now I haven't used. I like the display features as well, not to mention the support from other forum members.
04-22-2012 06:36 AM
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Tom Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model:
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 12cm H20
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location:

Post: #10
RE: What brand of CPAP do you use?
I started with a Fisher & Paykel which was recommended by the sleep doctor.

Then switched to an S8 Auto and now an S9 Auto.
04-22-2012 06:48 AM
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