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new cpap machine
Need to make a decision about which machine I will purchase in the next couple of days. Lucky to have two insurances so not hindered by cost. I am a MAC user but have access to (Yuk Window 10). My current machine is a Resperonics system 1 that I have had for 5 years using a Mirage Activa LT cushion. I backpack quite frequently and am forced to use a dental appliance which does not provide the necessary sleep. I have another 540 kilometer walk coming up and want to carry the new machine with me.
I have narrowed it down to the ResMed Airsense 10 Auto or Respironics Dreamstation Auto. My primary concern is weight so I am leaning to Dreamstation (24 oz vs 44 oz). No need for battery due to power source every night. However, I would like to start using SleepHead but I know it has not been developed for MAC. The physician mentioned that I might be better off with the Dreamstation because the AirSense 10 uses a different algorithm and I am doing well on the respironics (AHI= 1.8). Open to all opinions, feelings and general discussion. Hard for me to believe some information by physicians do to other vested interest.
01-14-2016 11:42 PM
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Post: #2
RE: new cpap machine
(01-14-2016 11:42 PM)larricka Wrote:  However, I would like to start using SleepHead but I know it has not been developed for MAC.

Actually it does run on Mac, at least recent versions of that OS. You'll need to be able to read the SD card, though.

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01-14-2016 11:59 PM
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larricka Offline

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CPAP Software: EncorePro

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Post: #3
RE: new cpap machine
Thanks. that will help me decide. I have a Mac Book Pro with the latest software that comes with a port for the SD card.
01-15-2016 12:06 AM
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Post: #4
RE: new cpap machine
Hi larricka,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
I don’t think SleepyHead works with the Dream Station yet. Hang in there for more responses to your post and much success to you as you continue your CPAP therapy.

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01-15-2016 12:46 AM
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Post: #5
RE: new cpap machine
(01-14-2016 11:42 PM)larricka Wrote:  Open to all opinions, feelings and general discussion.
Not sure about 24 oz, from Dream user manual, page 26 ...
Weight (Device with power supply): Approximately 1.33 kg (2.94 lbs)

As for the algorithm, different manufactures uses different algorithm but that doesn't mean PR is better than ResMed or vice versa, otherwise if one copy something from the other, they would be sued
I've been using ResMed machines for the last 5 years, first S9 AutoSet and now A10 AutoSet, never had a problem with either ...
happy camper Smile

For now Sleepyhead doesn't support Dream machine, but this seem to support it but not sure if does works with Mac
http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...-Available
01-15-2016 03:10 AM
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Post: #6
RE: new cpap machine
The Dreamstation like all Philips Respironics machines is uses a 12 volt power supply which makes it not only lighter, but compatible with most battery systems. Resmed units are 24 volt, and will require an adapter to operate at 12 volts. It will work, but it is less efficient on battery power and does require a fairly expensive converter.

Software is an issue because Sleepyhead does not yet work with Dreamstation machines. Data can currently be read in Encore Pro, but that is not a real fun program on a Mac, although it will work with parallels. No problem with PRS1 machines, and we hope the Dreamstation will be compatible pretty soon.

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01-15-2016 12:43 PM
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larricka Offline

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Post: #7
RE: new cpap machine
Just downloaded and installed Encore Pro 2.17.8 and have decided to order the Respironics Dream Station. I will submit my data and keep the forum advised. It was a coin flip.
01-15-2016 03:22 PM
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larricka Offline

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CPAP Pressure: 10-17
CPAP Software: EncorePro

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Sex: Male
Location: Reno, NV

Post: #8
RE: new cpap machine
Received new dream station yesterday and used the product last night for the first time. AHI was 1.2. Installed Encore Pro 2 and viewed my limited data online with little success. At one time I believe one of the cpap forums had a video or instructions on how to view/use and understand the meaning of the data for the encore pro 2 software but I can't find it anywhere. Little help please. I can't even seem to be able to change my user profile at this forum to show the updated equipment. Yikes (even Kevin can do that).

Overall after one day use I found the equipment very quiet, easy to use, and much easier to sleep....
02-10-2016 02:20 PM
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larricka Offline

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Machine: Respironics DreamStation
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Mask Make & Model: Amara View & Mirage Activa LT
Humidifier: yes
CPAP Pressure: 10-17
CPAP Software: EncorePro

Other Comments: Type 2 Diabetics

Sex: Male
Location: Reno, NV

Post: #9
RE: new cpap machine
Has a MAC version of SleepyHead been developed or has it been released?
03-01-2016 08:27 PM
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Post: #10
RE: new cpap machine
(03-01-2016 08:27 PM)larricka Wrote:  Has a MAC version of SleepyHead been developed or has it been released?

Yes, go to the official download page here:

http://www.sleepfiles.com/SH2/

Scroll down and choose either the OpenGL or BrokenGL dmg file for Mac OSX.

Below that box are instructions on whether to choose the OpenGL or BrokenGL versions for Mac.

EDIT: I forgot that you're getting a DreamStation machine... oops!
The current 0.9.8-1-testing version of SleepyHead doesn't support the DreamStations, but I think JediMark will be working on producing a dmg install file once he finalizes the new version (soon, most likely). The download page will be updated once JediMark has the new release available for the public.

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