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Machine: F&P Icon Premo
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Eson
Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: 6
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: York Region, Ontario

Post: #31
RE: Need Help Deciding Which Machine Please...
I'm curious as to why no one has recomended the Icon from Fisher and Paykel? I get decent data from it with Sleepyhead and it has worked very well for me.
02-16-2015 11:02 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

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Post: #32
RE: Need Help Deciding Which Machine Please...
(02-16-2015 11:02 AM)hypopneaking Wrote:  I'm curious as to why no one has recomended the Icon from Fisher and Paykel? I get decent data from it with Sleepyhead and it has worked very well for me.

I think there's less familiarity with it. Tell us about it.

Does it give you full flow rate diagrams? Detect CA vs. OA?

I think it uses a proprietary "smart stick" data card, but the card plugs into USB ports, and isn't that expensive.

I think it's hard to get the official F&P software, but if the latest SleepyHead works well with it, that sort of changes the equation.

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02-16-2015 11:27 AM
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hypopneaking Offline

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Posts: 2
Joined: Feb 2015

Machine: F&P Icon Premo
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Eson
Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: 6
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: York Region, Ontario

Post: #33
RE: Need Help Deciding Which Machine Please...
What I like about the Icon: small footprint, humidifier built into the top, heated tubing. On sleepyhead, I'm not sure if it differentiates CA from OA. There is no flow or volume waveforms either.
02-17-2015 06:36 AM
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Posts: 3,163
Joined: Feb 2012

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: #34
RE: Need Help Deciding Which Machine Please...
(02-17-2015 06:36 AM)hypopneaking Wrote:  What I like about the Icon: small footprint, humidifier built into the top, heated tubing. On sleepyhead, I'm not sure if it differentiates CA from OA. There is no flow or volume waveforms either.

Thanks for the info. Personally, I find the flow information very useful when trying to figure out problems. OA vs. CA is important to me, too.

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.
02-17-2015 11:33 AM
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swaziman Offline

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Machine: Resmed Airsense 10 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed F10
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CPAP Pressure: 8 -12
CPAP Software: ResScan

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Post: #35
RE: Need Help Deciding Which Machine Please...
As there is no large financial assistance for buying a CPAP machine here in Australia, I was able to source a second hand low use machine, funnily enough on eBay. It was cheap and I have been very happy with it.

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02-18-2015 02:17 AM
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