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Results so far, 1 week in; 50/50
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Route67 Offline

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Machine: S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed
Humidifier: Resmed
CPAP Pressure: Auto
CPAP Software: SleepyHead Other Software

Other Comments: On CPAP for 2 years, still can't sleep. Edit; make that 4 years now, still can't sleep.

Sex: Male
Location: New Hampshire, USA

Post: #1
Results so far, 1 week in; 50/50
Hi All, and thanks once again to everyone who helped to advise me in getting the Resmed 9 Auto CPAP; it came in the mail last wednesday along with a very nice nasal mask and I have used it every night since.

Results so far? Mixed, to be honest. Wed and Thurs were very hard, Friday also......saturday and sunday night were the best yet as far as getting used to sleeping with the mask on and falling asleep quickly, but I am still waking up with bloodshot eyes and not feeling completely rested.

My nocturia problem, which was "severe" before, as in getting up 5 or 6 times per night to pee, seems to be down to 2 now; still too much because you always dread trying to go back to sleep with the mask on, and indeed it takes about 30 mins each time. Ugghhhh.

I am trying, and to be honest I think I am further along after 5 nights than many people are; my brother and many others just plain quit by this time, and even for myself during my trial period I was only successful about 10% of the time in getting a decent sleep. But now I'm very determined to get used to the mask and get the benefits from the CPAP, I just hope I can get at least ONE full night's sleep soon without feeling like a blob in the morning.....THEN I will know it's really working!

Looking forward to joining all you sound sleepers soon Smile
08-27-2012 03:40 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #2
RE: Results so far, 1 week in; 50/50
Hi Route67, That's GREAT, just keep on keepin' on with it. GREAT RESOLVE.!

trish6hundred
08-27-2012 03:45 PM
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Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Swift FX
Humidifier: ResMed S9 H5i
CPAP Pressure: 16-20
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Happy PAPper

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: USA

Post: #3
RE: Results so far, 1 week in; 50/50
Welcome. Please fill in your profile with machine type and pressure. Do you have the AutoSet machine? If so, the SleepyHead software may help.

Get the free SleepyHead software here.
Useful links.
Click here for information on the main alternative to CPAP.
If it's midnight and a DME tells you it's dark outside, go and check it yourself.
08-27-2012 04:36 PM
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Machine: S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility Type; chronic sarcasm

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: western NC, USA

Post: #4
RE: Results so far, 1 week in; 50/50
Excellent! Keep at it. Really, it is worth it.

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INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
08-27-2012 04:41 PM
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zonk Offline

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Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #5
RE: Results so far, 1 week in; 50/50
Congrats on the new machine

S9 setup video and how to get the clinician manual
http://www.apneaboard.com/resmed-s9-cpap-setup

How to obtain the ResScan and SH software
http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...n-3-16-SP1
08-27-2012 04:44 PM
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Route67 Offline

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Posts: 68
Joined: Aug 2012

Machine: S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed
Humidifier: Resmed
CPAP Pressure: Auto
CPAP Software: SleepyHead Other Software

Other Comments: On CPAP for 2 years, still can't sleep. Edit; make that 4 years now, still can't sleep.

Sex: Male
Location: New Hampshire, USA

Post: #6
RE: Results so far, 1 week in; 50/50
Thanks everyone, and Thanks Paula, you were the first one to recommend the model I ended up getting. I got it from the distributors page here, slightly used, and with mask included it was still only $640, shipping included.

Yes, my machine is AutoSet.......thanks for the tips and I will fill in my profile now.

This forum is excellent, by the way.....thanks to everyone who posts here, it would be easy to just go ahead and leave here once you started sleeping soundly, but you stick around to answer questions and provide help for others, which is very much appreciated.
08-27-2012 06:12 PM
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PaulaO2 Offline
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Machine: S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility Type; chronic sarcasm

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: western NC, USA

Post: #7
RE: Results so far, 1 week in; 50/50
Fingers crossed and the truck don't die, I'm going to be getting an S9 Autoset next month. Secondwind now sells them without the humidifier which puts the price within range.

You know how Real Life goes, as soon as you have enough money set aside for something, something else needs it more. Dog gets sick, truck needs brakes...

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INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
08-27-2012 06:39 PM
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Machine: REMstar Auto AFlex DS550
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: RESMed Swift FX
Humidifier: Heated humidifier - 2
CPAP Pressure: 12.5-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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Sex: Male
Location: So Cal

Post: #8
RE: Results so far, 1 week in; 50/50
We can't just leave because we are sleeping good, it is far too much fun to give Paula a hard time! Smile J/K!
Paula, I hope everything works out for you to be able to get what you want! The difference between a brick and a data-capable APAP is night and day! You will be so happy! You might even improve your therapy with an Auto! That would be great! You know I've already been down that road and I hope that you are as happy with your new addition to the household as I am! I just love the pitter-patter of little feet! LOL! Before you buy it without the humidifier though, make sure you can save up and get a humidifier by itself down the road. If you can't get a humidifier to go with it later, you may want to wait....just a thought. I know it is hard to do but no regrets!

As always, YMMV! You do not have to agree or disagree, I am not a professional so my mental meanderings are simply recollections of things from my own life.

PRS1 - Auto - A-Flex x2 - 12.50 - 20 - Humid x2 - Swift FX
08-27-2012 07:37 PM
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Machine: ResMed AirCurve10 VAuto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: HumidAir and SlimLine Hose
CPAP Pressure: MaxI 13.6 | MinE 5.2 | PS 4.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Diagnosed Nov 2011. Conquered aerophagia.

Sex: Male
Location: Houston, Texas

Post: #9
RE: Results so far, 1 week in; 50/50
(08-27-2012 06:39 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote:  Fingers crossed and the truck don't die, I'm going to be getting an S9 Autoset next month. Secondwind now sells them without the humidifier which puts the price within range.

The old PRS1 model 50 series APAP is on sale now from Supplier #1 for $595. Comes with a humidifier and works great with SleepyHead software.

I'm just sayin'.

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08-27-2012 07:47 PM
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PaulaO2 Offline
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Machine: S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility Type; chronic sarcasm

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: western NC, USA

Post: #10
RE: Results so far, 1 week in; 50/50
The reason I will be sticking to the S9 is because I already have the Escape with the humidifier. I can just use it with the Autoset.

I kept going back and forth on which one to get - S9 vs PSR1. It is a big money investment! My mind was made up when I saw they will sell them without the humidifier and that brings the cost to within the budget.

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INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
08-27-2012 08:05 PM
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