Last Saturday my S8 died. Machine is still alive but no air. My insurance doesn't cover DME so I'm on my own. To the rescue, my sister in law has (had) two Respironics BiPAP S/T machines that her husband doesn't use. I looked up the info on my S8, and set up the bipap as close to the S8 as I could. Set the bipap to cpap mode and I'm good until I can get a new sleep study done and provided my sleep clinic will work with me and the bipap.
I've been cpaping for 1 month short of 6 years. Tried the full mask first but hated it. Tried the mouth/nose pillowsn next. Hated that even more. At first i liked it and had no problems, then started having problems with the pillows sliding out of my nose and waking me up, kinda defeats the purpose of cpap, lol. Went back to my full mask, and despite having to pop one side loose to scratch my nose, finally got used to it. Didn't realise how much so until my S8 broke. Couldn't get to sleep, couldn't stay asleep, and worst of all, the snoring was back with a vengeance! Where palette meets throat was so sore, I could barely swallow.
So, misfortune and fortune being what they are, for the foreseeable future, it's going to be a bipap instead of a cpap. Will miss the auto-titrating, but what can I say...
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It's great to hear that you were able to get a different machine.
Good luck to you and much success as you continue your CPAP therapy.