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Hi there! New cpap user here...
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Machine: ResMed AirCurve10 VAuto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: HumidAir and SlimLine Hose
CPAP Pressure: MaxI 13.6 | MinE 5.2 | PS 4.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Diagnosed Nov 2011. Conquered aerophagia.

Sex: Male
Location: Houston, Texas

Post: #11
RE: Hi there! New cpap user here...
(02-21-2013 10:04 PM)Tigerlily Wrote:  On the top of the machine - Philips Respironics REMstar System One
Nothing on the sides, front or back
On the bottom - REF 150P

Now, is that P for Pro or Plus? Laugh-a-lot

I think it's neither. Someone else may be able to verify, but I think this is the new PRS1 brick -- a machine that records only the number of hours used.

(02-21-2013 10:14 PM)Tigerlily Wrote:  I was thinking my diagnosis would be severe, or at minimum, moderate. I was shocked it was mild because I had a LOT of symptoms!! I was told and read that you can have "mild" osa and have a lot of bad symptoms. Or you may have severe osa and not have many symptoms at all. I find that a bit puzzling!

Sleep apnea affects different people in different ways. The human body is amazing in its ability to adapt. Some people can adapt to the sleep deprivation better than others. Certainly people react to it differently. Some people are the type who can fall asleep anywhere anytime and when they get sleep-deprived they just get sleepy and fall asleep repeatedly throughout the day. Others have trouble falling asleep and just spend all day grumpy and irritable when sleep-deprived.

The distinctions of mild, moderate and severe are used by medical professionals. They have to classify things so they can do research on them. One thing we know is that if you have an AHI of 5 you're awakening, on average, once every 12 minutes. That's gonna interfere with the quality of your sleep and therefore the quality of your life. It will lead to heart disease. It will kill you!

An AHI of 5 is at the low end of mild.

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02-22-2013 12:01 AM
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Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Swift FX
Humidifier: ResMed S9 H5i
CPAP Pressure: 16-20
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Happy PAPper

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: USA

Post: #12
RE: Hi there! New cpap user here...
(02-21-2013 10:04 PM)Tigerlily Wrote:  On the top of the machine - Philips Respironics REMstar System One
Nothing on the sides, front or back
On the bottom - REF 150P

Now, is that P for Pro or Plus? Laugh-a-lot

That's the "DS150". It's even worse than the "plus" model, since it doesn't do "FLEX," in addition to not detecting AHI, leaks, and recording airflow.

Get the free SleepyHead software here.
Useful links.
Click here for information on the main alternative to CPAP.
If it's midnight and a DME tells you it's dark outside, go and check it yourself.
(This post was last modified: 02-22-2013 01:40 AM by archangle.)
02-22-2013 01:31 AM
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Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #13
RE: Hi there! New cpap user here...
(02-21-2013 10:04 PM)Tigerlily Wrote:  Here's what I found:

On the top of the machine - Philips Respironics REMstar System One
Nothing on the sides, front or back
On the bottom - REF 150P

Now, is that P for Pro or Plus? Laugh-a-lot
PRS1 150 (50 series) standard basic machine, no data other than hours used and no Flex (exhalation pressure relief)
http://flexfamily.respironics.com

if wanted to go on-line and get new machine to use with your humidifier
you want either PRS1 Pro (450)or PRS1 Auto (550)
the Auto is better value for money, can be used as CPAP or APAP (two machines in one)

the best price have seen Supplier #2
http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-CPAP-Supplier-List

SleepyHead software is available from here, support 50 series machines there is a patch to work with 60 series machines

PRS1 setup: http://www.apneaboard.com/pr-system-one-...structions

the manual is available via email, scroll down to section three
http://www.apneaboard.com/adjust-cpap-pr...tup-manual
02-22-2013 02:49 AM
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Tigerlily Offline

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Joined: Feb 2013

Machine: PR System One REMstar DS150 CPAP Machine
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: TrueBlue Gel Nasal CPAP Mask with Headgear
Humidifier: PR System One Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 7
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: Diagnosed January 2013 -New to cpap - searching for my best mask and looking to buy a machine online

Sex: Female
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Post: #14
RE: Hi there! New cpap user here...
Thank you! I am definitely going to upgrade because I want to monitor more info!

~ Tigerlily ~
02-22-2013 03:00 AM
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