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Machine: Resmed Aircurve 10 Vauto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: Resmed Climateline
CPAP Pressure: Auto Bilevel 18/9, PS 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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Post: #11
RE: Introduction and advice
Nothing wrong per-se, but is it your intention to have EPR only during ramp? There are 3-EPR setting available in the menu: Off / Ramp Only /Full Time. If you'd like EPR to be on all night, you should change the setting to Full Time.

Smartstart, automatically starts the machine when you put on the mask and exhale. It can be a nice feature to enable as it will start the machine when you mask up, and doesn't require a button push. The Smartstart also stops the machine automatically when you remove the mask.

You can manually control humidity levels. Climate control can be set to Auto / Manual / Patient. When set to Auto, Climate Control prevents rainout by maintaining 80% relative humidity in the delivered air. If Climate Control is set to Manual, Humidity Level and Heated Tube temperature can be set independently. You might find a manual setting more comfortable.

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11-30-2015 10:51 AM
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Machine: ResMed S9 Auto Set
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit F10
Humidifier: ResMed H5i, with heated hose
CPAP Pressure: unsure
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: UK, sunny south coast.

Post: #12
RE: Introduction and advice
Thanks for your help.
Have set EPR to full time.

I run with the climate control set to 5%, though I have been told that this is nothing to do with RH figures which I am used to working with.
Anything above the 5% figure and I start to get rainout.

Trouble is that if I mess with too many settings at the same time I will not be sure what has given me a better or worse result.
(This post was last modified: 12-01-2015 11:34 AM by Phill.)
12-01-2015 11:31 AM
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CHanlon Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Activa LT
Humidifier: ResMed Hi5
CPAP Pressure: 12 -20
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Ontario, Canada

Post: #13
RE: Introduction and advice
Just a note about your Max pressure...

It's probably not the max pressure that's waking you up - if you never need 18, 19, 20, the machine will never go there. If you never need pressure above 15 the machine won't go there. And if you start to rouse, and, like me, at that point your need diminishes, the pressure will go down.

Most likely what was rousing you was the EPR setting, probably in concert with a rise in pressure. You're not used to breathing against airflow at X cm H2O, so it rouses you. Turning EPR on full time reduces your exhalation, and shouldn't cause so much disturbance.
12-03-2015 12:52 PM
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Phill Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 Auto Set
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit F10
Humidifier: ResMed H5i, with heated hose
CPAP Pressure: unsure
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: UK, sunny south coast.

Post: #14
RE: Introduction and advice
I have put the max pressure back up to 20, EPR on constant gave a good result first night, my sleep was disturbed for other reasons last night, hoping tonight is better.

May be getting somewhere.Thanks
(This post was last modified: 12-03-2015 04:35 PM by Phill.)
12-03-2015 04:34 PM
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