(07-18-2015, 04:50 PM)Dagmar Wrote: The DME company I plan on using provides ResMed Airsense 10 Autoset machines even with a plain CPAP order. My machine will be set for me in CPAP mode with a pressure of 10. But, I plan on changing it to Auto shortly after I get it.AirSesne 10 AutoSet for Her provide 3 modes of therapy
AutoSet for Her
From the clinical manual - available via Email, scroll down to section three
AutoSet for Her mode is based on key aspects of ResMed’s AutoSet algorithm and delivers therapeutic responses tailored to the characteristics of female OSA patients.
The AutoSet for Her is similar to ResMed’s AutoSet algorithm with the following modifications:
Reduced rate of pressure increments designed to help prevent arousals.
Slower pressure decays.
Treats apneas up to 12 cm H2O and continues to respond to flow limitation and snore up to 20 cm H2O.
Minimum pressure (Min. Pressure) that adjusts according to the frequency of apneas:
If two apneas occur within a minute, the pressure reached in response to the second apnea will become the new minimum treatment pressure until the next treatment session.
As for masks ... I've been using Activa LT nasal mask for a number years with good results, also "Ruby" chinstrap worn over the mask
Chinstrap is more like a bicycle training wheels -
in time might be not needed but I use it anyway for comfort like a baby using a dummy and a reminder
You're lucky, DME provide 30 days mask trials - not available around here, everything is pricey