Post Reply 
I'm new to your forum
Author Message
Joseph Archibald Offline

New Members

Posts: 2
Joined: Dec 2013

Machine: Resmed S9 Autopap
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: activa
Humidifier: Resmed
CPAP Pressure: 10-14
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location:

Post: #1
I'm new to your forum
I just wanted to drop a note to you all. I have used CPAP/Autopaps since August of 1999, so i can give you 14 years of horror stories. Also my wife and daughter are Sleep Techs. In the past 14 yrs I have been lucky enough to be able to beta test interfaces for most of the major manufactures (0ver 40 interfaces in all). I ran the AWAKE group at Chester County Hospital in Pa. for 5 years.
You have a great site here. I used to be a chat host with the old [[ Auto Word Filter: links to DME-owned sites not allowed ]] site which is now pretty much gone. I was away for 2 years and checked into your sight today. I want to thank the supplier of the RESCAN program as I have just gotten an S9 Autopap which I've used for the past 2 weeks. I have a collection of CPAPs and Autopaps. My autopaps Are an old Autoset T (still in working order), an S8 Autopap which I used up until 8 weeks ago and of course my new S9. My Cpaps are older Resmed and Respironics units.
Tonight I will be testing either Aloha or the Pilairo nasal pillows. I have been using an Activa nasal mask for the past 4-5 yrs. I'll have to look thru my files but at one point i had a list of all the interfaces I tested, when I find it I'll post it on the board here.
Keep up the good work. Thanks
12-16-2013 03:39 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
zonk Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 7,908
Joined: Feb 2012

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: #2
RE: I'm new to your forum
(12-16-2013 03:39 PM)Joseph Archibald Wrote:  I have just gotten an S9 Autopap which I've used for the past 2 weeks.
Hi Joseph Archibald and welcome
FYI, your S9 Autopap is either AutoSet or Escape Auto
Model name printed next to on/off button

S9 AutoSet is full data capable machine, Escape Auto is not
S9 Specifications guide and comparison chart
http://www.resmed.com/us/products/s9_ser...nc=dealers
12-16-2013 03:49 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
trish6hundred Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 6,430
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: #3
RE: I'm new to your forum
Hi Joseph,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Hang in there for more responses to your post.

trish6hundred
12-16-2013 04:02 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
Tez62 Offline

Monitors

Posts: 837
Joined: Feb 2013

Machine: Resmed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: Resmed
CPAP Pressure: 5-15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Post: #4
RE: I'm new to your forum
Welcome Joseph Archibald, I'm sure you have seen a lot of changes over the 14 years hopefully for the better. There are two lots of software you can use which are free to download, ResScan and Sleepyhead, even though I have both I prefer the look of Sleeyhead and usually just stick with that.
12-16-2013 05:16 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
Peter_C Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 1,308
Joined: Sep 2013

Machine: System One DS960HS
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Mirage Quattro "MED"
Humidifier: Attached
CPAP Pressure: Auto mode-script is:15/3/3
CPAP Software: EncoreBasic Other Software

Other Comments: Severe obstructive sleep apnea 1999/Just got an ASV machine

Sex: Male
Location: Akron, Ohio USA

Post: #5
RE: I'm new to your forum
Hiho neighbor~! 12+ years here (can't seem to remember my beginning date exactly). Just that there was no 'forums' or data-capable machines back then, and what they used to set my CPAP looked like an old SU carb balancer Smile

I've only recently decided to actually learn about what has helped greatly at improving my daily life - I was found to have OSA after my resting heart rate got stuck at 122 and couldn't be brought lower. Fast forward to now, off most of the heart meds (except Bystolic) and resting HR is now around 75.

*I* am not a DOCTOR or any type of Health Care Professional. My thoughts/suggestions/ideas are strictly only my opinions.

"Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you. Jesus Christ and the American Soldier. One died for your Soul, the other for your Freedom."
12-17-2013 12:51 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
Joseph Archibald Offline

New Members

Posts: 2
Joined: Dec 2013

Machine: Resmed S9 Autopap
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: activa
Humidifier: Resmed
CPAP Pressure: 10-14
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location:

Post: #6
RE: I'm new to your forum
My machine is an Autoset EPR. Last night I tried out the Pilairo nasal pillows, very nice interface. I'll use the Pilairo again tonight and and do a download and check on the leakage of this interface.
12-17-2013 04:00 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
zonk Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 7,908
Joined: Feb 2012

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: #7
RE: I'm new to your forum
(12-17-2013 04:00 PM)Joseph Archibald Wrote:  My machine is an Autoset EPR. Last night I tried out the Pilairo nasal pillows, very nice interface. I'll use the Pilairo again tonight and and do a download and check on the leakage of this interface.
Also the LCD sleep report would give you a quick review of the data ... leak, pressure, AHI. Unlike other machines report total leak, S9 subtract mask vents leak rate (intentional leak) from total leak and report net unintentional leak (mask plus mouth leaks).
Leak at or below 24 L/m (below leak graph red line) is an acceptable leak . The mask fit feature allows you to test mask fit prior treatment ... green happy face indicate good fit, red sad face is not

Edit: Whenever you change mask type you need also to change mask setting on the machine to match mask type, for example Full Face for full face mask as shown in the link below but might be slight difference as non-Resmed masks have different intentional leak rates than Resmed masks
http://www.resmed.com/assets/documents/s...sa_eng.pdf
(This post was last modified: 12-17-2013 04:55 PM by zonk.)
12-17-2013 04:20 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  Help - Am I on the correct Forum?? Dagswe21 22 820 11-15-2016 07:01 AM
Last Post: Dagswe21
  New to the forum. Question about face sweat Erato05 13 571 09-24-2016 01:54 PM
Last Post: 0rangebear
  New to this forum bugo 4 414 07-14-2016 06:38 AM
Last Post: trish6hundred
  Newbie to forum and Sleep Apnea afwife4 11 971 07-07-2016 07:31 PM
Last Post: Snowleopard28
  New to CPAP and Forum SylviaT 10 770 06-03-2016 10:17 AM
Last Post: AndyB
  New to the forum LordOChaos 13 847 06-02-2016 09:33 AM
Last Post: Sleeprider
  New to forum - Huge AHI numbers! BigMike 22 1,515 05-15-2016 06:23 PM
Last Post: PaytonA

Forum Jump:

Who's Online (Complete List)