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HELP - Picking a Cheap CPAP to start with!
So I took a "take home" test from a local Sleep office. They said I had medium sleep apnea and should get a CPAP machine. My insurance won't cover any of it till I spend my $2000 deductible so that doesn't help. I am shopping around trying to find something I can get for a few hundred bucks - full setup. I don't want to spend a fortune in case I turn out not using it - I heard 50% of people quit.

Today I found these NEW machines that seemed affordable (free shipping). I heard that the face mask will be around $100 more.

Any of these jump out as good ones?

$199 -- apex-xt-fit-cpap-machine

$204 - curative-curasa-cpap-machine-eut-data

$229 - 3b-resmart-cpap-reslex

$319 - 3b-luna-cpap-heated-humidifier
(this one is a litle too much)
01-27-2016 11:45 AM
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RE: HELP - Picking a Cheap CPAP to start with!
(01-27-2016 11:45 AM)thcguy12 Wrote:  So I took a "take home" test from a local Sleep office. They said I had medium sleep apnea and should get a CPAP machine. My insurance won't cover any of it till I spend my $2000 deductible so that doesn't help. I am shopping around trying to find something I can get for a few hundred bucks - full setup. I don't want to spend a fortune in case I turn out not using it - I heard 50% of people quit.

Today I found these NEW machines that seemed affordable (free shipping). I heard that the face mask will be around $100 more.

Any of these jump out as good ones?

$199 -- apex-xt-fit-cpap-machine

$204 - curative-curasa-cpap-machine-eut-data

$229 - 3b-resmart-cpap-reslex

$319 - 3b-luna-cpap-heated-humidifier
(this one is a litle too much)


I couldn't recommend any of those machines. Here is a link that will help you with possible machines to choose or avoid.
http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...ne_Choices

The important thing here is if you are self paying, and I underatand high deductibles,
then be sure to get the best value for your dollars. I wouldn't get anything less than a data capable auto machine.

Check the Supplier list at top of this page. Supplier #2 has a good reputation and sells gently used and also new open box cpap's

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01-27-2016 12:17 PM
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RE: HELP - Picking a Cheap CPAP to start with!
My budget it about $400 including the mask and machine.

I went and looked at all the ones you suggest at that link - they are like $500, $600, $800, sometimes over $1000.

We don't have that kind of money in our budget - we struggle to make our bills and mortgage payments.

Need a cheap option.
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01-27-2016 12:22 PM
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RE: HELP - Picking a Cheap CPAP to start with!
Have you checked craigslist? YMMV but I have see some there.
PS. most people give up because they either don't really think they have a problem or they don't adjust their therapy to get comfortable with it. IMHO
If you are looking to get a machine and slap it on your face and it will all work like it's not there, well very few do that without some to lots of tweaking.
01-27-2016 12:29 PM
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RE: HELP - Picking a Cheap CPAP to start with!
(01-27-2016 12:22 PM)thcguy12 Wrote:  My budget it about $400 including the mask and machine.

It would be hard to get new in that price range, but check around.
Supplier #2 should have good machines in that range.
I know some buy from Craig's list, but I say "buyer beware." Take time to shop wisely.

http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-CPAP-Supplier-List

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RE: HELP - Picking a Cheap CPAP to start with!
Hi thcguy12,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Good luck to you in finding a machine and mask that you can afford and much success to you as you start your CPAP journey.
Hang in there for more responses to your post.

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01-27-2016 04:53 PM
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RE: HELP - Picking a Cheap CPAP to start with!
ASAA CPAP Assistance Program will send you a CPAP for a $100 donation. Not sure what you would get.

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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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01-27-2016 05:04 PM
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RE: HELP - Picking a Cheap CPAP to start with!
I just purchased a 'gently used' S9 AutoSet machine from Supplier #2 for less than $400. You may want to check their website again as their supply changes. My used machine works so much better than my old one, I am happy with my purchase so far.
01-27-2016 05:29 PM
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RE: HELP - Picking a Cheap CPAP to start with!
I found these two - any opinions or experience with them?

$150
[Craigslist link removed]

Quiet Respironics M Series Auto Cpap.
3 Years Old
Only 1062 hours!
Very Clean
Non smoker.
Comes with attached humidifier and water chamber and nasal mask.
Carrying case included.

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$400
[Craigslist link removed]
New Philips Dream Station (comes face mask, humidfier, hoses, etc)
Brand New - Only used it twice.

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RE: HELP - Picking a Cheap CPAP to start with!
series M is an older machine, and you will have issues with self-titration because of lack of data... the Dreamstation, if it is not the base CPAP model is a brand new model and a better choice.

http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...ne_Choices

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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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