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Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

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Sex: Male
Location: Australia

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(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
CPAP
AutoSet
AutoSet for Her

From the clinical manual - available via Email, scroll down to section three
http://www.apneaboard.com/adjust-cpap-pr...tup-manual

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
07-18-2015 06:02 PM
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Machine: resmed S9 VPAP Auto
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Wisp and Silicone Head gear
Humidifier: resmed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 18/8
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Post: #12
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and you might want to consider staying away from Apria and I heard Lincare runs a close race with Apria.
07-18-2015 06:34 PM
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Machine: REMstar System One with Autoflex
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Quattro AirFit F10
Humidifier: yes typical setting = 4
CPAP Pressure: 5-13 Autotritrating CPAP
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: CMS-50F Plus oximeter /w SPO2 Assistant software. Avowed mouth-breather switching to nose-breathing

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Location: US

Post: #13
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I was told that once I used the mask, anytime in the first 30 days I could come back and try another. I never did, but at least they offered.

QAL

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You'll note I am listed as an Advisory Member. I am honored to be listed as such. See the fine print - Advisory Members as a group provide advice and suggestions to Apnea Board administrators and staff concerning Apnea Board operation and administrative policies. Membership in the Advisory Member group should not be understood as in any way implying medical expertise or qualification for advising Sleep Apnea patients concerning their treatment.
07-18-2015 11:20 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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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: #14
RE: New member - hello
Hi Dagmar,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
My fitting was done at the sleep lab where I had my 2 studies. The first one, I didn't get to sleep in time to be fitted with a mask or CPAP machine. But, at the second study, I was fitted with a Respironics Comfort jell nasal mask.
Much success to you on your CPAP journey.

trish6hundred
07-19-2015 09:24 AM
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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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Location: Orange County,California

Post: #15
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(07-18-2015 06:02 PM)zonk Wrote:   Treats apneas up to 12 cm H2O and continues to respond to flow limitation and snore up to 20 cm H2O.

Zonk,

Could that have been a typo? That sounds like the exact way that the S8 auto responded because it could not distinguish between OAs and CAs. I would think that the Autoset for Her would respond to all OAs and not respond to CAs all the way to 20 cm/H2O.

This is just me wondering out loud.

Best Regards,

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07-19-2015 12:25 PM
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Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto 560
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: PR Nuance Pro
Humidifier: PR System One Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 15.3 cm H2O (Auto 5 to 20)
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic Other Software

Other Comments: Other Software: SleepMapper | Modem: SleepMapper Module | FFM: PR Amara View

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Location: South Central Kentucky

Post: #16
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Welcome

Regards;
Lex Cool
07-19-2015 01:22 PM
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Mask Make & Model: Airfit P10 for Her
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CPAP Pressure: 8-15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Post: #17
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welcome! Sorry you have apnea, glad you found our ragtag bunch and all the information we have in our trove

هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه
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

هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه
07-19-2015 04:13 PM
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zonk Offline

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CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

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Location: Australia

Post: #18
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(07-19-2015 12:25 PM)PaytonA Wrote:  Could that have been a typo?
No typo. I think, ResMed engineers come to conclusion that girls are different than boys and need to treated softly softly as they're more susceptible to arousal events. Some boys said, they like the "AutoSet for Her" mode gentle pressure increases algorithm
It does seem to have appeal among boys too
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Post: #19
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Wow. Not treating apneas above 12 cm is like taking two giant steps back. I would think they could simply make the response gentler, which it looks like they have done when below 12cm. To me that is truly strange.

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07-19-2015 07:22 PM
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Post: #20
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Thanks for the encouragement everyone! I'll post an update and more questions once I have taken the next step. My DME will be MedEuip (by my choice), University of Michigan. They don't have a great website but they should be fine. And, I like the fact that they provide an Autoset machine regardless of order. With the info. I've already found here I think I'll know what questions to ask and have an idea of what I want to try.

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07-20-2015 02:55 PM
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