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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: #1

How do I use Optiistart? Went into Clinical Menu and turned it on, but this does not show up in regular menu. So do I assume it is working? Do I need to change my bottom pressure number down to give it room to work. I am currently set at 8.5 to 15 range.
The 90% number runs between 9 and 10.
AHI runs from .4 to 3.0.
I think it is a neat feature available on the PR System One, and would like to see
what machine does compared with my current settings.
Thanks again!

01-26-2015 10:18 AM
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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

Sex: Male
Location: US

Post: #2
optistart works within the bounds you supply. Since I had optistart turned on, it changed my start from 6.0 to 6.5 after about 8 days of use (my setting is 6.0 to 13.5). I saw that it did start for about 5 days at 6.5, and it shifted back to 6.0. It has done that twice in about a month now. It is back at 6.0. My 90% pressure is anywhere from 6.8 to 8.4 cmH2o, so it does not home in on the 90% value.

I don't know if sleepyhead detects or displays the optistart current value. But I was able to see when it changed, and confirmed in EncoreBasic which does report OptiStart.

good luck,

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01-26-2015 12:42 PM
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