(12-14-2015, 12:47 PM)cate1898 Wrote: Not related to your actual question, but why did you switch from PRS1 to A10? Any thoughts pros/cons on differences?
My Philips machine started getting pretty noisy.
I should say that I travel a lot for work, and the rigors of travel are more than likely the cause of the reduced life span of that machine.
So I started looking around for a new machine, and I wanted the newest machine available. I was wanting to future proof my purchase as much as possible.
When I looked at the offerings from both ResMed and Philips I found the AirSense to be much more attractive for a variety of reasons. There was already SleepyHead support for the AirSense, not the DreamStation. The DreamStation was so new that there were not many with significant experience with them yet. And there were design features in the Philips that made me leery, like the shape of the air intake port.
After using the new machine for more than a month, I can say I now like the way ResMed works better than the Philips. It's not a huge difference in any one aspect, it's more a lot of little things.
I like the way that when I shut down the AirSense, it blows air through the stystem to dry it out. I like having an "Auto" setting for the humidity. I like the configuration of the machine, the way the hose is attached to the back with a swivel. I like the fact that access to the SD card and air filter is much easier.
I also have reason to believe that ResMed's algorithm works better, at least for me. I've got data on 35 nights with the new machine, and my average AHI is 0.12. Of those 35 nights, 16 I had an AHI of 0.
Now granted, I already had my pressures dialed in by using the Philips machine for a year. ButI still like the AirSense better.