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nhrata Offline

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Machine: S9 VPAP auto
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CPAP Software: ResScan

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Hello to all
09-13-2012 07:51 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

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Hello nhrata, WELCOME! to the forum.!

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09-13-2012 08:20 PM
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Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Swift II
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CPAP Pressure: 12.5 - 18.5 cmH20 (auto range)
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Illinois, USA

Post: #3
RE: Newbie to the forum
(09-13-2012 07:51 PM)nhrata Wrote:  Hello to all

Well, hello to you too, nhrata! Welcome to Apnea Board.

What brings you here? Just browsing? Need a question answered? Just felt like saying "howdy"?

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09-13-2012 09:32 PM
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nhrata Offline

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Machine: S9 VPAP auto
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Post: #4
RE: Newbie to the forum
Thanks. I'm a long time cpap user but new to auto vpap .
I do have a few questions . I keep running out of water
where do you guys start humidity and temp wise
09-14-2012 01:39 PM
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Machine: S9 Autoset
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Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
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CPAP Pressure: 14-20
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RE: Newbie to the forum
It varies from location to location and user to user.

You should be dumping out that water every morning and starting new each morning.

If you are running out at night despite that, turn the humidifier down a few notches. I have mine currently set on 4 and I can go about 3 nights before it runs dry (when I'm an idiot and forget to change the water).

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09-14-2012 03:25 PM
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zonk Offline

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Machine: A10 AutoSet
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Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #6
RE: Newbie to the forum
(09-14-2012 01:39 PM)nhrata Wrote:  Thanks. I'm a long time cpap user but new to auto vpap .
I do have a few questions . I keep running out of water
where do you guys start humidity and temp wise
How is the leak ... Usually mask leak and mouth leak can use more water
Your high set pressure can use more water as well
Chinstrap can help minimize mouth leak
Humidity is something personal preference, some need more than others and some don,t use at all.
If leak s under control and you need higher ... Keep a small bottle of water so you can top up during the night.
Climate Control on auto protects against rainout
09-14-2012 03:30 PM
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lonnieb Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Phillips ComfortGel Blue
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 7 - 13
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: Tennessee

Post: #7
RE: Newbie to the forum
Hello nhrata, WELCOME! to the forum.
we are so glad you joined us
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09-14-2012 07:13 PM
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mjbearit Offline

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Machine: REMstar Auto AFlex DS550
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: RESMed Swift FX
Humidifier: Heated humidifier - 2
CPAP Pressure: 12.5-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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Location: So Cal

Post: #8
RE: Newbie to the forum
Hello Nhrata and Welcome
We are usually pretty dry on the west coast. This year we have some unwelcome humidity, but I find that my machine set on "2" for humidity seems to work just fine for me. That is not to say that there are not times I don't wake up with a dry mouth and throat, because it happens sometimes. But I figure that those are probably time I am leaking a small amount of air out of my mouth. My leak is never that high, but even a small mouth leak can lead to a parched throat!

As always, YMMV! You do not have to agree or disagree, I am not a professional so my mental meanderings are simply recollections of things from my own life.

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09-14-2012 08:07 PM
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nhrata Offline

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Post: #9
RE: Newbie to the forum
I was looking at my leakage it was 70L/min range what is a target
my AHI for last night was .4
09-14-2012 08:26 PM
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Post: #10
RE: Newbie to the forum
(09-14-2012 08:26 PM)nhrata Wrote:  I was looking at my leakage it was 70L/min range what is a target
my AHI for last night was .4
The average leak is the leak been AT and BELOW for 95% of the time and higher for 5% of the time
It doesn't tell us how long stayed at 70 just that it got to 70 at some point. It could be just for short time while adjusting the mask or longer
You need to look at the ResScan software (which is recommended and available to download from here) leak graph to see whats going on.
ResMed define large leak ABOVE 24 L/min, anything above can affect the accuracy of the data and sleep quality.
09-14-2012 08:46 PM
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