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Resmed Airsense 10 behaves differently
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Resmed Airsense 10 behaves differently
I have been using a Resmed Airsense 10 with nasal pillows without a problem until the CPAP began behaving differently than it used to in 2 ways:

1. The CPAP sends a brief blast of increased pressure down my windpipe every 30 minutes or so, which startles me awake, and then keeps sending the brief blast every 30 minutes or so, making it impossible for me to fall asleep.
2. The autostart feature works at the beginning of the night, but if I get up after a couple of hours to go to the bathroom, when I go back to bed after answering the call of nature, autostart does not work and I have to unplug the machine and plug it in again for autostart to work.


Have any Airsense 10 users experienced anything similar to these? Are there solutions to what's happening?

Thank you!
-jim
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RE: Resmed Airsense 10 behaves differently
I know that several members have experienced problems with the SmartStart feature on the A10 series, me included. I don't recall anyone reporting the scenario that you described. You may wish to turn it off and see if roughing it (having to press the power button), corrects the problem.
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RE: Resmed Airsense 10 behaves differently
To give any idea what is happening we need to see data. We use Oscar software who’s is totally free at the top of the site.

As far as smart start - it causes a lot of problems and many people have stopped using it. It is MUCH easier to just use the on/off button on the top of the machine.
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RE: Resmed Airsense 10 behaves differently
Hi Jim, I have seen this rarely with the S10 Autoset machines…
If turning off SmartStart doesn’t improve the situation, then in some instances there are internal faults with control units or damage to pressure sensors, which can lead to this type of malfunction. What I used to do was make a simple manometer (if you google how to make a manometer there are many ways, and some are very simple to create and easy to use), and put the S10 in CPAP mode via the clinical settings, set the pressure to 10cm without ramp or EPR, and attach the machine to your manometer (it’s very helpful if you have space for at least a spike of pressure up to 20cm or more in terms of manometric redundancy in your manometer so it doesn’t spill over). Leave it on for at least 45mins, and observe for pressure spikes. If this happens, it’s likely confirming an issue with control boards or a damaged pressure sensor. Under these circumstances, I would return the item to ResMed for repair, if it’s under warranty, or inform the owner that it will cost them to have it repaired by ResMed if out of warranty. I’m not sure what the repairs situation is in the USA; I’m in Au.
I hope that helps, and best of luck Smile

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RE: Resmed Airsense 10 behaves differently
…I forgot to mention: this is also a good way to objectively check the accuracy of pressure delivery in any machine, as the calibration can wane over time in some sensors (most all brands), as well as aged control units.
For instance, I do an annual manometry on my AVAPS just to be sure what it tells me on the screen is not a fib Wink

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