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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.

Cheers
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most people set their pressures to -2 and + 2 from their 90% levels unless you are having machine caused centrals
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#3
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.
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#4
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...
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#5
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
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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.
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#7
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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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
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#9
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, 06:55 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
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