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RE: Full face mask vs nasal pillows - advice needed
(06-14-2012 05:23 AM)johns019 Wrote:  So it doesn't have to be a bi level machine to ease the exhale?

Bi-level machines can ease the exhale to just about any level you want to set. EPR on a CPAP or APAP can only ease it by 1, 2, or 3. I think those numbers are in centimeters of water, but I've never seen that stated officially anywhere.

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06-14-2012 05:40 PM
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RE: Full face mask vs nasal pillows - advice needed
(06-14-2012 07:30 AM)EyesWideOpen Wrote:  Then I tried a nasal pillow, even though I knew that I was a mouth breather. As it turns out, once I started getting enough air through my nose, and the snoring was taken care of, I stopped opening my mouth.

Did you, or do you, have to wear a chin strap?

Quote:I still get a little congestion and I use a nasal gel on the end of a cotton swab and run that around inside my nose before bed, to cut down on the dryness caused by the rushing air.

What do you use as a nasal gel? I use HPA Lanolin.

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06-14-2012 05:43 PM
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RE: Full face mask vs nasal pillows - advice needed
I talked to the resp. therapist today - she said that they are planning to set me up with a BiPap Respironics System One.
I'll be researching that this weekend Smile
06-14-2012 05:51 PM
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RE: Full face mask vs nasal pillows - advice needed
(06-14-2012 05:51 PM)johns019 Wrote:  I talked to the resp. therapist today - she said that they are planning to set me up with a BiPap Respironics System One.
I'll be researching that this weekend Smile

Make sure you get the BiPAP Pro. The BiPAP Plus is a brick, meaning it won't record the data you need to evaluate the effectiveness of your therapy.

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06-14-2012 05:58 PM
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(06-14-2012 05:58 PM)Sleepster Wrote:  
(06-14-2012 05:51 PM)johns019 Wrote:  I talked to the resp. therapist today - she said that they are planning to set me up with a BiPap Respironics System One.
I'll be researching that this weekend Smile

Make sure you get the BiPAP Pro. The BiPAP Plus is a brick, meaning it won't record the data you need to evaluate the effectiveness of your therapy.

I only see BiPAP S/T and BiPAP autoSV Advanced.
Maybe I need to look into their site more.
06-14-2012 06:18 PM
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(06-14-2012 06:18 PM)johns019 Wrote:  I only see BiPAP S/T and BiPAP autoSV Advanced.
Maybe I need to look into their site more.

For some reason, they do make it hard to compare the vast array of different machines they make. I guess they want to appear mysterious.

Look at the Philips Respironics System One line.

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(06-14-2012 06:18 PM)johns019 Wrote:  I only see BiPAP S/T and BiPAP autoSV Advanced.
Maybe I need to look into their site more.

There is a PRS1 BiPAP PRO, BiPAP Auto, BiPAP S/T, and a BiPAP autoSV Advanced.

I don't see anything about a BiPAP PLUS in the System One line, but there might be one. There was an M series, but perhaps they didn't continue PLUS in the PRS1 bilevel line.

There is a BiPAP AVAPS that looks like the System One machines, but they may not use the System One name for AVAPS.

I presume the BiPAP PRO collects good data, and the Plus, if it exists, doesn't.

Get the free SleepyHead software here.
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Doesn't look there is BIPAP Plus - just BiPAP Pro and BiPAP Auto
http://bipaps.respironics.com/

BiPAP S/T
http://bipapst.respironics.com/

BiPAP autoSV Advanced — System One
http://www.healthcare.philips.com/main/h...efault.wpd
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(06-14-2012 08:58 PM)archangle Wrote:  I presume the BiPAP PRO collects good data, and the Plus, if it exists, doesn't.

I guess the Plus doesn't exist. My mistake.

I have the Pro and it does collect good data.

The Auto is only a little bit more expensive. Sometimes I wish I would've gotten that one instead.

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Thanks again for all the help - this has become my most visited website Wink
I'll ask if I can get the Auto, but I imagine the insurance company gets the final say.
I also see that Respironics (apparantly the company my sleep study facility deals with) sells the comfortlite 2 nasal pillow mask.
Going to be researching that compared to the Resmed Swift FX.
06-15-2012 08:11 AM
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