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wocko1 Offline

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Machine: Philips Respironics Dreamstation Auto CPAP
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel SIMPLUS (Medium)
Humidifier: Dreamstation Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 5-20 cmH2O
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Australia

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Hey, I'm new here.
G'day all

I am kind of new to the CPAP scene, and was diagnosed with severe sleep apnoea after a sleep study, and the doctor prescribed me a C-PAP machine. I thought it would be a good idea to buy a good machine as opposed to a cheap machine.

I bought a Philips Dreamstation Auto with the optional heated tube, humidifier and cellular modem, though the chemist forgot to give me the modem. I'm currently getting used to the machine as I only had it for two days.

I used Sleepyhead and curiously I got an AHI < 4, which seemed strange to me. The machine is in Auto mode but I don't have the settings on hand. The doctor wants the machine switched to constant mode at 90% after a week in auto mode.

Any thoughts? Also how do people find the Dreamstation to use? I know lots use Resmed machines, and I heard Fisher & Paykel are meant to be big too.

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07-18-2016 11:08 PM
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PoolQ Online

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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: #2
RE: Hey, I'm new here.
most people set their pressures to -2 and + 2 from their 90% levels unless you are having machine caused centrals
07-18-2016 11:43 PM
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chill Online

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Posts: 864
Joined: Mar 2016

Machine: DreamStation X500
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Walk-in Mask Closet
Humidifier: DreamStation
CPAP Pressure: 13-16
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: CPAP True Believer

Sex: Male
Location: Vancouver, Canada

Post: #3
RE: Hey, I'm new here.
Welcome! I have the same setup that you do and really like it. I'd buy it again. Why do you find an AHI of < 4 strange? That means the machine is working for you. As for the change to a straight CPAP pressure, try it and see. Some people do better with a constant pressure (the changes in auto mode wake them up), some do better on auto.
07-18-2016 11:53 PM
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Ockrocket Offline

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Posts: 164
Joined: Jul 2016

Machine: Philips Dreamstation.
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Eson.
Humidifier: Philips Dreamstation.
CPAP Pressure: 7.0
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Windsor (near enough) NSW, Au.

Post: #4
RE: Hey, I'm new here.
Welcome to the forum.

I'm currently on test using a Philips Dreamstation, and using a F&P Eson nose mask.

I will be buying the identical setup if it is found I have to use a CPAP as part of my compliance to get my commercial driving licence reinstated and keep it current.

I'm more than happy with the unit...
07-19-2016 03:24 AM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Joined: May 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #5
RE: Hey, I'm new here.
Hi wocko1,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Hang in there for more answers to your questions and much success to you with your CPAP therapy.

trish6hundred
07-19-2016 04:31 AM
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pupcamper Online

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Posts: 406
Joined: Nov 2015

Machine: PR DreamStation CPAP Pro
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 Pillows; Quatro Air FFM
Humidifier: DreamStation Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10.5 cmH2O; no ramp; no C-Flex
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncorePro

Other Comments: Lung cancer survivor since 11/2004; CPAP since 11/2015

Sex: Male
Location: Van Buren, Arkansas, USA.

Post: #6
RE: Hey, I'm new here.
Hello wocko1. Welcome to the forum.

You have a great machine. I have the DreamStationCPAP Pro. The only complaint I have with it is it's a straight CPAP machine instead of an auto.

"....respiration,—a troublesome practice, but one which custom has rendered necessary to our easy existence...." Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens- 1837

I use FlashPAP to load data from a FlashAir III wifi sd card in my machine to my computer and display it with SleepyHead .
robysue's Beginner's Guide to SleepyHead
07-19-2016 04:39 AM
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wocko1 Offline

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Joined: Jul 2016

Machine: Philips Respironics Dreamstation Auto CPAP
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel SIMPLUS (Medium)
Humidifier: Dreamstation Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 5-20 cmH2O
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #7
RE: Hey, I'm new here.
I actually decided to buy the top of the line one, since if it's going to save my life, why skimp? So far, I think I haven't been as tired after two days, though I have woken up about once during the night, probably because I'm adjusting.

I have also decided to get a Toshiba AirFlash 3 card so I could download the data without having to pop out the card. I'm also supposed to be getting the cellular modem this weekend.

Here is the information I got out of SleepyHead


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07-19-2016 06:18 AM
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stephennic Offline

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Joined: Jun 2016

Machine: Trialling a Dreamstation auto and fixed
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Philips Amara View
Humidifier: dreamstation
CPAP Pressure: 9 cm
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Male
Location: australia

Post: #8
RE: Hey, I'm new here.
I am from Australia too, renting a dreamstation at the moment, tried the airsense 10 I found it a little quieter but harder to breath on even with expiration relief on. Still trying to adjust the slight noise of the motor on the dreamstation. I am a very light sleeper so I havent fully decided yet. Cheers Steve
07-19-2016 06:55 AM
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DeepBreathing Offline
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Joined: Sep 2013

Machine: Resmed S9 VPAP Adapt
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: Resmed H5i
CPAP Pressure: EPAP: 9 - 15 PS: 3 - 10
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Perth, Western Australia

Post: #9
RE: Hey, I'm new here.
G'day Wocko. Those results look excellent for a brand new user. Give it a week or so and see how things are trending before you make any changes.

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07-19-2016 06:56 AM
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stephennic Offline

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Joined: Jun 2016

Machine: Trialling a Dreamstation auto and fixed
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Philips Amara View
Humidifier: dreamstation
CPAP Pressure: 9 cm
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Male
Location: australia

Post: #10
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(07-19-2016 06:55 AM)stephennic Wrote:  I am from Australia too, renting a dreamstation at the moment, tried the airsense 10 I found it a little quieter but harder to breath on even with expiration relief on. Still trying to adjust the slight noise of the motor on the dreamstation. I am a very light sleeper so I havent fully decided yet. Cheers Steve

I forgot to add I did get 4 - 5 hours last night on it but it took to 2pm before getting to sleep. Cheers Steve
07-19-2016 06:57 AM
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