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cpdaniel Offline

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Joined: Nov 2015

Machine: Resmed AirCurve 10 VAuto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P SimPlus
Humidifier: Built-in
CPAP Pressure: IPAP: 9-17, PS: 4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Untreated AHI: 58. Undiagnosed years: 20+

Sex: Male
Location: Central California, USA

Post: #1
New BiPAP User
Hello forum!

I'm a recently diagnosed patient with severe OSA - while the diagnosis was recent, I suspect that I've been suffering for at least 20 years.

I just got my machine today - sadly, I'm 3,000 miles away from it, so my first night of non-trial use will be Wednesday night - wish me luck!

I'm a software nerd and data nut, so I'm totally onboard with SleepyHead and ResScan - I can't wait to start looking at my data and zeroing in on what my settings really ought to be. My current settings are based on 4 in-home, 7-night studies over the past year, the most recent of which was completed just a couple weeks ago.

I'm sure I'll have questions over time -I've read hundreds of posts on this and other online support forums, but there's nothing like getting started to really see where the gaps in one's knowledge lie!
11-23-2015 09:00 PM
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OpalRose Offline

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Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto 560 with A Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 For Her
Humidifier: REMStar heated humidifier with heated hose
CPAP Pressure: Auto Cpap 10-13 AFLEX 1
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Started CPAP Therapy October 23, 2014

Sex: Female
Location: Northeast Ohio, USA

Post: #2
RE: New BiPAP User
Welcome to the forum cpdaniel!
Let us know how your first night goes. Smile

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11-23-2015 09:19 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Posts: 6,449
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: New BiPAP User
Hi cpdaniel,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Good luck with your new machine.
Hang in there for more responses to your post and much success to you as you continue your CPAP therapy.

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11-23-2015 10:19 PM
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PaytonA Offline
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Joined: Dec 2013

Machine: ResMed S9 VPAP Auto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: H5i(distilled-top up)
CPAP Pressure: VAuto MinE14.0 MaxI 20.6 PS4.0
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Orange County,California

Post: #4
RE: New BiPAP User
You got a great machine. The mask is the same one that I started with after the nasal mask that allowed me to mouth leak. I was never able to get that mask to work for me. I hope you have much better luck and that could well be. Masks are such a personal thing and as we like to say,"Everybody is different".

Best Regards,

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11-23-2015 10:26 PM
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cate1898 Offline

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Joined: Aug 2015

Machine: PR System One 560BT Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P10's/backup-DreamWear
Humidifier: PR attached
CPAP Pressure: 8.5 - 13. A-Flex 3
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Began CPAP Therapy Sept. 11, 2015. Hx Hypertension, Post Graves Disease, chronic migraines.

Sex: Female
Location: Southern Ontario//SW Florida

Post: #5
RE: New BiPAP User
Welcome to ApneaBoard cpdaniel! Glad you found us.

Sounds like one day we may be looking to you for help with SH!! Good luck starting therapy!

APNEABOARD - A great place to be if you're a hosehead!! Rolleyes

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11-24-2015 08:12 AM
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Sleeprider Online
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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

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Where they make Respironics

Post: #6
RE: New BiPAP User
I think you'll enjoy the bilevel experience. Good luck.

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11-24-2015 10:11 AM
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cpdaniel Offline

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Joined: Nov 2015

Machine: Resmed AirCurve 10 VAuto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P SimPlus
Humidifier: Built-in
CPAP Pressure: IPAP: 9-17, PS: 4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Untreated AHI: 58. Undiagnosed years: 20+

Sex: Male
Location: Central California, USA

Post: #7
RE: New BiPAP User
(11-24-2015 10:11 AM)Sleeprider Wrote:  I think you'll enjoy the bilevel experience. Good luck.

The last couple nights of my last in-home sleep study, which was with a BiPAP, I loved it - really hated giving it back and the having to wait weeks before I had a machine of my own. But, that's the past now - tonight beings the real journey.
11-25-2015 09:27 AM
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cpdaniel Offline

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Posts: 61
Joined: Nov 2015

Machine: Resmed AirCurve 10 VAuto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P SimPlus
Humidifier: Built-in
CPAP Pressure: IPAP: 9-17, PS: 4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Untreated AHI: 58. Undiagnosed years: 20+

Sex: Male
Location: Central California, USA

Post: #8
RE: New BiPAP User
(11-24-2015 08:12 AM)cate1898 Wrote:  Welcome to ApneaBoard cpdaniel! Glad you found us.

Sounds like one day we may be looking to you for help with SH!! Good luck starting therapy!

Entirely possible! I've been a software developer for over 30 years, with much of that Windows C++ programming. If nothing else, I'll definitely run on the "bleeding edge" of new versions, as I intend to load data into both SH and ResScan, at least to start with, so I can tolerate using a less-stable version of SH.

One of the things I might look into eventually, is loading a bunch of sleep data into a business intelligence or machine learning system to see what kind of correlations might be discovered. But, first things first - and the first thing is to get better, uninterrupted sleep every as many nights as possible!
(This post was last modified: 11-25-2015 09:31 AM by cpdaniel.)
11-25-2015 09:30 AM
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Baine Offline

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Joined: Sep 2014

Machine: SOMNOvent auto-S
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: biPAP 11/15
CPAP Software: Other Software

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Sex: Male
Location: Ingolstadt / Germany

Post: #9
RE: New BiPAP User
I got also my biPAP machine today, but still cannot use because it has to be properly set up overnight in the lab. Had a CPAP machine but the therapy pressure needs exceed 12 cmH2O, hence the doc proposed the change towards biPAP.
11-25-2015 05:07 PM
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cpdaniel Offline

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Posts: 61
Joined: Nov 2015

Machine: Resmed AirCurve 10 VAuto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P SimPlus
Humidifier: Built-in
CPAP Pressure: IPAP: 9-17, PS: 4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Untreated AHI: 58. Undiagnosed years: 20+

Sex: Male
Location: Central California, USA

Post: #10
RE: New BiPAP User
(11-23-2015 09:00 PM)cpdaniel Wrote:  I just got my machine today - sadly, I'm 3,000 miles away from it, so my first night of non-trial use will be Wednesday night - wish me luck!

Night number one is in the can Smile. Not bad for a first night, I think. Didn't manage to get too much sleep, but when I was asleep, my AHI was <2, which is better than on any of my sleep studies.

Just a few OAs - the machine registered some CAs too, but I know that most (or all) of these occurred when I was awake, or transitioning in/out of sleep. Pressure got pretty high (hit the configured upper limit of 20), but was 13.7 average for the night.

Looking at the data in both SleepyHead and ResScan - both are nice programs, easy to use. I'll keep using both until a clear winner arises.
11-26-2015 11:07 AM
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