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robysue Offline
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Posts: 1,225
Joined: Oct 2013

Machine: PR Dreamstation BiPAP Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Swift FX
Humidifier: PR Dreamstation humidfier
CPAP Pressure: min EPAP = 4; max IPAP = 9;
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic EncorePro

Other Comments: Papping since September 2010

Sex: Female
Location: Buffalo, NY

Post: #11
RE: NEW S10 USER
Unsoundsleeper,

Here's my two cents:

1) Sure, it's worth exploring Auto mode. Set the min pressure high enough where you don't feel like you're suffocating when you're trying to get to sleep. Given that you've been using straight 15cm for several years, it's very reasonable to leave the max pressure at 20 to see where the machine wants to take the pressure.

2) If you wind up not liking Auto mode because the varying pressure tends to wake you up, you can always switch back to straight CPAP once you have a couple of weeks worth of APAP data. The beauty of owning an APAP is that it can be run in either mode. And you can use the APAP data to figure out a good starting value for straight CPAP if you decide to switch back to straight CPAP.

3) Since you've been sleeping comfortably for years and years with your old REMstar while NOT using Flex, I'd say turn EPR OFF. My guess is that since you might just find the pressure changes caused by EPR to be annoying and distracting since you are used to a fixed pressure blowing at you throughout the entire inhale/exhale breath cycle. And annoying and distracting things make it harder to get to sleep.

4) You say you're looking forward to trying a heated hose. Heated hoses presume that you are using the heated humidifier. It's well worth trying, but if you soon feel like you're trying to get to sleep in a swamp, then consider going back to a regular unheated hose and turning the humidifier down or off.

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03-30-2016 03:05 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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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: #12
RE: NEW S10 USER
Hi Unsoundsleeper,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Good luck to you with your new machine and much success to you as you continue your CPAP therapy.

trish6hundred
03-30-2016 07:41 PM
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Unsoundsleeper Offline

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Posts: 11
Joined: Mar 2016

Machine: RESMED S10 AUTOSET
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: RESMED P10
Humidifier: RESMED S10
CPAP Pressure: 15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
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Post: #13
RE: NEW S10 USER
Thanks everyone.

One more question. I see some machine had bad seals that caused noise. Are those seals user replaceable or will the machine have to be sent in if I get a noisy one?
03-30-2016 08:16 PM
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eseedhouse Offline

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Posts: 878
Joined: Dec 2014

Machine: ResMed Airsense 10 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: SimPlus
Humidifier: ResMed
CPAP Pressure: 7-10
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Also on supplemental O2 at 3L/min. while sleeping.

Sex: Male
Location: Victoria, British Columbia

Post: #14
RE: NEW S10 USER
(03-30-2016 12:41 PM)FrankNichols Wrote:  The issue seems to be no sleep study for years. So, why not try 4-20.

In my experience this is a very bad idea. The machine struggles to cope with such a wide range and tends to top out at a higher pressure than I need and stay there. Narrowing the range in my case to 11-16 prevents it from flat topping at the top end, which it did when I ran it wide open.

A lot of DME's set you up with the range wide open (or so I have heard) and I think it's a bad idea and makes it harder to use the machine properly and results in failure to get good PAP therapy..

Ed Seedhouse
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I am neither a Doctor, nor any other kind of medical professional.

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03-30-2016 08:35 PM
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jxyzobrien Offline

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Posts: 56
Joined: Mar 2016

Machine: resmed s9 series
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: full mask
Humidifier: unsure
CPAP Pressure: 15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: heart checked out ok, lung capacity weaker

Sex: Male
Location: clearwater florida

Post: #15
RE: NEW S10 USER
first night disaster
resmed series 9 machine

Positive airway pressure device

h5i with humidifier

I have the full mask. Mask was too tight fixed that. There is tremendous
air pressure. No leakage on mask. But is it normal for air to come out thru
the tubing connected to the hose.

I can not stand the air pressure. My lungs actually hurt. Is the air
pressure too high. Did i just need the nose breathing mask.
I think i was hyperventilating and breathing hard because of too high
air pressure.

I was told 10% of people use full mask.

I went thru cpap test at hospital.

Struggling any help is appreciated. Something is very wrong.
03-31-2016 07:33 AM
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FrankNichols Offline

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Joined: Mar 2016

Machine: AirSense 10 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed F10 and/or P10
Humidifier: Builtin
CPAP Pressure: 17-19
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead Other Software

Other Comments: I've figured out how to get my AHI down to 5, I quit sleeping!

Sex: Male
Location: Live Oak, Florida

Post: #16
RE: NEW S10 USER
ow does the air pressure feel compared to the air pressure during your sleep study in the hospital?

I am not a Medical professional and I don't play one on the internet.
Started CPAP Therapy April 5, 2016
I'd Rather Be Sleeping
03-31-2016 07:36 AM
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