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Shopping for my first machine/mask
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I live in Israel and am new to the apnea world. I had 48 events in 1 hour.

I am hoping this corrects the brain fog and tiredness I have been experiencing for a few years.

I have a choice of 2 machines here

the Weinnman Somnobalance, which is a German machine that I really cant find anything about

and the BMC resmarr auto

Both are smart cpaps and look good.

Does anyone have any experience with either machine?

Also I need to look at some masks. I think the mask is probably a bigger issue. I will research here, but any input/advicce is greatly appreciated



regards,

Larry
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#2
Welcome larrygreg, the masks are a personnel thing, normally if you are a mouth breather you would go with a full face mask if you can tolerate them, if you are a nose breather try a nasal mask or nasal prongs. You may need to try a number of different types or brands until you get the right one. In my view the mask is just as important as the CPAP itself as you need something that is comfortable.
With the CPAP's try to get one that is auto adjust and data capable so you can take your treatment into your own hands.

Good luck and keep us updated.
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#3
Know nothing about those machines. But if smart machines and autos you should be good. Mask is 75 percent of the battle.

I do know you will be amazed at the difference once you start getting treated in the way you feel. Good luck
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#4
G'day Larry, welcome to Apnea Board.

There is some discussion about the Weinmann here: http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...Obalance-e

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(01-02-2015, 12:28 AM)larrygreg Wrote: I have a choice of 2 machines here

the Weinnman Somnobalance, which is a German machine that I really cant find anything about

and the BMC resmarr auto
First of all, why these two machines?
What happen to ResMed and Phillips Respironcis Coffee

The clinical manuals for both machines available via email http://www.apneaboard.com/adjust-cpap-pr...tup-manual
Section three: Other Manuals
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#6
Hi larrygreg,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
I've heard of those machines but don't know anything about them.
Hang in there for more responses to your post and much success to you as you shop for masks and machines.
trish6hundred
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(01-02-2015, 12:28 AM)larrygreg Wrote: I live in Israel and am new to the apnea world...

I have a choice of 2 machines here

the Weinnman Somnobalance, which is a German machine that I really cant find anything about

and the BMC resmarr auto

Hi larrygreg,

The thread on the Weinnman Somnobalance auto-CPAP model was very interesting. Maybe you can ask whether your doctor would be able to sell you the professional software needed to see the detailed data (waveforms)?

Or, maybe you can investigate whether you can get pre-authorization to buy a model online which is supported by the free SleepyHead software, and then get reimbursed (at least partially).

Recommendations on what to look for when buying a machine:
http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...ne_Choices

Take care and good luck!
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