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Posts: 256
Joined: May 2015

Machine: ResMed A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Other
Mask Make & Model: WISP, Nuance
Humidifier: Climate Hose and included humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 9
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: I alternate between WISP and fabric Nuance - like both!

Sex: Male
Location: Mebane, NC

Post: #1
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Hello All!

I was told by my wife that I had Apnea, and denied it for years. Finally got a sleep study last March, and yep, 67 Apneas per hour.
6weeks later, finally got to see the Dr. and am now waiting for my machine. I am getting a ResMed AirSEnse 10 Autoset, which, I gather, is a pretty decent machine. It's going to be set at 8 initially, (seems to me to defeat the purpose of an Auto machine) but that is what they want. My only experience so far with masks is the nasal pillow they gave me during my sleep study. Frankly, that thing HURT.

I'm an engineer. I like data and graphs and math, and my Dr. showed me all of that. So I am sold that the diagnosis is correct.

I am also not afraid of tinkering, and would love some recommendations on what software will work with my machine so I can get some better insights.

Lastly, for now, it is nice to find a community with the same problem I have, and I look forward to discussing how to get better with all of you.

Dave
05-14-2015 07:10 PM
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AlanE Offline

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Posts: 1,496
Joined: Mar 2015

Machine: ResMed AirSense 10 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P10 & Mirage Liberty backup
Humidifier: Built-in
CPAP Pressure: 10-14
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

Sex: Male
Location: Southwest Florida

Post: #2
RE: New Member Here
SleepyHead and ResScan. I use both. You'll probably like Sleepyhead a little better. It has better graphs.

I agree on the pillows. I was using those at titration. It did hurt. Being an armchair quarterback I know now it was just cinched too tight.

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Using FlashAir W-03 SD card in machine. Access through wifi with FlashPAP or Sleep Master utilities.

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05-14-2015 07:17 PM
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Mosquitobait Offline

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Posts: 746
Joined: Apr 2015

Machine: Resmed AirSense 10 For Her
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Airfit P10
Humidifier: integrated, Climate line tube
CPAP Pressure: 9-12
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: RLS and Bradycardia

Sex: Female
Location: Minneapolis

Post: #3
RE: New Member Here
I'm new too, waiting for my titration and to see the doc in early June. I found out today my dentist has a cpap (he said it took him about a week to get used to it).

Did the doc explain why he was starting you on straight pressure and not the auto? I'm just wondering what the thinking is.
05-14-2015 07:22 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: #4
RE: New Member Here
Hi parkerdt,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
A lot of people use SleepyHead software for their data-management. it works on Mac, Linux and Windows.
There is also another data-management software called ResScan which only works on Windows.
From what I read, SleepyHead is very user-friendly.
Hang in there for more answers to your post and much success to you as you start your CPAP journey.

trish6hundred
05-14-2015 07:23 PM
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parkerdt Offline

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Posts: 256
Joined: May 2015

Machine: ResMed A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Other
Mask Make & Model: WISP, Nuance
Humidifier: Climate Hose and included humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 9
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: I alternate between WISP and fabric Nuance - like both!

Sex: Male
Location: Mebane, NC

Post: #5
RE: New Member Here
Thanks! In the 6 weeks between my sleep study and my Dr. appointment, I did try and wear the nasal pillows some to get used to them. Even by themselves, no machine, after an hour my nose was really hurting. Played with the strap etc., but no joy. They did give me the pretty purple Ladies model, and medium pillows. Wonder if the male model would help, even though the purple one seemed not too tight?
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05-14-2015 07:24 PM
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parkerdt Offline

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Posts: 256
Joined: May 2015

Machine: ResMed A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Other
Mask Make & Model: WISP, Nuance
Humidifier: Climate Hose and included humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 9
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: I alternate between WISP and fabric Nuance - like both!

Sex: Male
Location: Mebane, NC

Post: #6
RE: New Member Here
Yes. 8 was the lowest pressure during my titration that I was able to maintain 0 events. They want me to do that for 90 days, and then review the data to set new upper/lower limits. I suppose this makes sense, but isn't an auto machine supposed to do this all for you?

Thanks all for the replies and welcomes!



(05-14-2015 07:22 PM)Mosquitobait Wrote:  I'm new too, waiting for my titration and to see the doc in early June. I found out today my dentist has a cpap (he said it took him about a week to get used to it).

Did the doc explain why he was starting you on straight pressure and not the auto? I'm just wondering what the thinking is.
05-14-2015 07:28 PM
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OMyMyOHellYes Offline

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Posts: 915
Joined: Mar 2013

Machine: Respironics 560 Auto
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage FX
Humidifier: Respironics System One (no heated hose)
CPAP Pressure: 08.0-15.0 cm/H2O
CPAP Software: EncoreBasic

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Sex: Male
Location: Texas

Post: #7
RE: New Member Here
Get Resscan and slooyhead. See which one you like better.

Also get the clinician manual for the S-10 if you have not already. Will give instructions to get to all the "secret" menus that only the enlightened are supposed to access......

OMMOHY
05-14-2015 07:39 PM
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AlanE Offline

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Posts: 1,496
Joined: Mar 2015

Machine: ResMed AirSense 10 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P10 & Mirage Liberty backup
Humidifier: Built-in
CPAP Pressure: 10-14
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

Sex: Male
Location: Southwest Florida

Post: #8
RE: New Member Here
(05-14-2015 07:39 PM)OMyMyOHellYes Wrote:  Get slooyhead.
Is that the upgraded version? Thinking-about

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Using FlashAir W-03 SD card in machine. Access through wifi with FlashPAP or Sleep Master utilities.

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05-14-2015 07:42 PM
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OMyMyOHellYes Offline

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Posts: 915
Joined: Mar 2013

Machine: Respironics 560 Auto
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage FX
Humidifier: Respironics System One (no heated hose)
CPAP Pressure: 08.0-15.0 cm/H2O
CPAP Software: EncoreBasic

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Sex: Male
Location: Texas

Post: #9
RE: New Member Here
Typo. Should have been Sloopyhead.
05-14-2015 07:51 PM
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Joined: Nov 2014

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Airfit P10 for Her
Humidifier: H5i humidifier with ClimateLine heated hose
CPAP Pressure: 8-15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: diabetes II, Thyroidectomized, Primary Immune Deficiency, and the list goes on :P

Sex: Female
Location: Oregon

Post: #10
RE: New Member Here
its the version that came out after slappyhead Bigwink

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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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05-14-2015 08:02 PM
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