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Problems with AirFit P10 Nasal Pillows (+ResMed AirSense 10)
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Machine: Resmed Airsense 10 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Eson
Humidifier: Airsense
CPAP Pressure: 9 -15
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead Other Software

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Post: #11
RE: Problems with AirFit P10 Nasal Pillows (+ResMed AirSense 10)
I use smart start all the time, but I do use a nasal mask so I'm guessing like others have said with your low pressures it may not respond with the small openings of the pillows. Works great with the nasal mask I've only had It not want to shut off twice, but it's not that hard to push the button off.
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02-26-2015 05:45 PM
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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: ResMed
CPAP Pressure: 10.6/14, EPR 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Post: #12
RE: Problems with AirFit P10 Nasal Pillows (+ResMed AirSense 10)
My computer does "smartstart" and "smartstop" too. It works great except for when it doesn't. Like starting up in the middle of the night, or smartstopping and going catatonic. I discovered this really cute little button I could simply push when I want my computer to start, and push again when I want it to stop. It works great. I think it's a great invention. I wish they had a really cute little button like that on the cpap machines......... Wouldn't that be smart?
02-26-2015 05:57 PM
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PaytonA Online
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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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Post: #13
RE: Problems with AirFit P10 Nasal Pillows (+ResMed AirSense 10)
Maybe we should suggest that to Resmed. Big Grin
02-26-2015 11:16 PM
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Zorki1c Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Swift FX
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 6
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: Pacific Northwest United States

Post: #14
RE: Problems with AirFit P10 Nasal Pillows (+ResMed AirSense 10)
Agree. I used a medium pillow with the Swift FX but have had the best results with the large P10 pillow. I started with the medium but it didn't feel like I was getting enough air so I switched and my data improved greatly.


(02-07-2015 11:47 AM)PaulaO2 Wrote:  The general rule of thumb with the P10 mask size is to use one up from the one that feels best in order to get the best seal.

I'm wondering if the diffuser of the P10 is confusing the machine which is why it is not until you remove it from the frame that it finally turns off. Regardless, I prefer to turn the machine off. It is quieter and immediate.

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02-28-2015 01:30 PM
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Machine: RemStar S10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: N10
Humidifier: S10
CPAP Pressure: 5 : 20
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Post: #15
RE: Problems with AirFit P10 Nasal Pillows (+ResMed AirSense 10)
I am also using Resmed S10 AutoSet, I had been using the full mask Quattro Air and I noticed fluctuation in my AHI from 4 to 0.8 while I used it for over a month. I decided to us the N10 Nasal Pillows and my AHI has dropped between 2.5 to 1 while I have been using it (One week now). However, since I changed from the Full Face mask to the Nasal pillows I also noticed that now the S10 does not shut-off automatically when I remove the Nasal Pillows. I did not have this problem while using the Full Face. Using the Full Face my pressure setting was 4 to 20 and EPR 3 and the ramp time 10. When I changed to the Nasal Pillows I had to change Start Pressure to 5 as using 4 did not get me enough air as I have a medium deviated septum. I use the N10 medium and it barely fits well, later I would like to try the large size. I lowered the ramp time to 5 and while using 5 to 20 pressure, I notice that pressure throughout the night goes between 6 to 9.5 but I feel better than while using full mask and lesser dry mouth problems, so far no major leak issues.

Nonetheless, I am also frustrated I have to manually shut off S10 when I remove the mask, even when I disconnect the N10 hose from the main hose, the unit stays on.
01-03-2016 08:36 PM
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PaytonA Online
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Machine: ResMed S9 VPAP Auto
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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: #16
RE: Problems with AirFit P10 Nasal Pillows (+ResMed AirSense 10)
If I remember correctly, somewhere in the documentation Resmed says that the auto on and off does not work with the nasal pillows. I also think that I remember that it works for some members and hopefully they will weigh in.

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01-04-2016 10:23 AM
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