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Resmed S10 Airsense vs. Respironics Dream Station
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RE: Resmed S10 Airsense vs. Respironics Dream Station
AHI was over 12 last night? Sad

I feel much better this morning (and on therapy), but this high AHI reading has me concerned.
11-21-2015 09:12 AM
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RE: Resmed S10 Airsense vs. Respironics Dream Station
Without knowing the breakdown of the AHI events, it's really tough to advise on this.

I was at Rivertowne brewery here in Murrysville last night and had a long conversation with one of the Respironics employees in town. He is an I.T. specialist and writes the programming for the DreamMapper and other software. I explained the frustration with the limited information available on that consumer software from the patient perspective. He is aware of Sleepyhead but did not seem very familiar with it. Just an interesting conversation, that further pointed out to me that in their minds the custormer is the DME and physician community, not the patient.

You should know we have forwarded data from the Dream Station machines to the developer of SH, and hopefully a patch to make it useable to you will be available soon.

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11-21-2015 09:25 AM
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Post: #73
RE: Resmed S10 Airsense vs. Respironics Dream Station
I entered this thread hoping to find comparisons between the new Respironics machine and the Resmed...

Oh well, I guess that's the way these threads go. A lot like conversations at a party, just enjoy where they take you.

WTF, when I started therapy I was convinced that I needed a full face mask. Before I started therapy I used to breath through my mouth a lot. But then I discovered that a nasal pillow mask worked well for me, I was really breathing through my mouth in large part because of my untreated apnea.

I think you're on a great trajectory getting used to sleeping with your machine. But I would suggest that after a time, once you're really comfortable with sleeping with CPAP, that you give nasal masks a try. You might be pleasantly surprised. I know I was. Even tough I was completely convinced that they would never work for me, they work fantastically!

They fix almost all of the ills that are caused by having to wear a mask covering more than half your face.

Like I said, keep going the way you're going now, but try a nasal mask after a while. What have you got to lose?
11-21-2015 11:14 AM
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Eureka!!!! We found a new Retired_Guy!! Oh-jeez Big Grin
11-21-2015 12:55 PM
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(11-21-2015 12:55 PM)PaytonA Wrote:  Eureka!!!! We found a new Retired_Guy!! Oh-jeez Big Grin

Is that good or bad?
11-21-2015 04:56 PM
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RE: Resmed S10 Airsense vs. Respironics Dream Station
(11-21-2015 11:14 AM)nelamvr6 Wrote:  when I started therapy I was convinced that I needed a full face mask. Before I started therapy I used to breath through my mouth a lot. But then I discovered that a nasal pillow mask worked well for me, I was really breathing through my mouth in large part because of my untreated apnea.

Nasal pillows expose the nasal passageway to a higher pressure that inflates them. It can make all the difference to a mouth-breather.

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11-21-2015 07:16 PM
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RE: Resmed S10 Airsense vs. Respironics Dream Station
(11-21-2015 07:16 PM)Sleepster Wrote:  
(11-21-2015 11:14 AM)nelamvr6 Wrote:  when I started therapy I was convinced that I needed a full face mask. Before I started therapy I used to breath through my mouth a lot. But then I discovered that a nasal pillow mask worked well for me, I was really breathing through my mouth in large part because of my untreated apnea.

Nasal pillows expose the nasal passageway to a higher pressure that inflates them. It can make all the difference to a mouth-breather.

I was thoroughly convinced that I could never use a nasal mask, until I tried one.

I only suggest that WTF try one.
11-21-2015 07:28 PM
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RE: Resmed S10 Airsense vs. Respironics Dream Station
(11-21-2015 07:28 PM)nelamvr6 Wrote:  
(11-21-2015 07:16 PM)Sleepster Wrote:  
(11-21-2015 11:14 AM)nelamvr6 Wrote:  when I started therapy I was convinced that I needed a full face mask. Before I started therapy I used to breath through my mouth a lot. But then I discovered that a nasal pillow mask worked well for me, I was really breathing through my mouth in large part because of my untreated apnea.

Nasal pillows expose the nasal passageway to a higher pressure that inflates them. It can make all the difference to a mouth-breather.

I was thoroughly convinced that I could never use a nasal mask, until I tried one.

I only suggest that WTF try one.

My DME says that my insurance will send me a new mask every 3 months. Since I started my therapy on Halloween, early February I will inquire about a nasal mask.

Something more to get used to, heh.
11-21-2015 08:01 PM
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(11-21-2015 04:56 PM)nelamvr6 Wrote:  
(11-21-2015 12:55 PM)PaytonA Wrote:  Eureka!!!! We found a new Retired_Guy!! Oh-jeez Big Grin

Is that good or bad?

Actually that would be quite good!
11-21-2015 08:07 PM
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(11-21-2015 08:07 PM)PaytonA Wrote:  
(11-21-2015 04:56 PM)nelamvr6 Wrote:  
(11-21-2015 12:55 PM)PaytonA Wrote:  Eureka!!!! We found a new Retired_Guy!! Oh-jeez Big Grin

Is that good or bad?

Actually that would be quite good!

I'm sorry I never had the pleasure. Is he still a member?
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