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larrygreg Offline

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Machine: Weinmann Somnobalance
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: resmed
Humidifier: Weinmann
CPAP Pressure: 3.5 - 5
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Male
Location: Jerusalem Israel

Post: #1
Shopping for my first machine/mask
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
01-02-2015 12:28 AM
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Tez62 Offline

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Joined: Feb 2013

Machine: Resmed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: Resmed
CPAP Pressure: 5-15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Post: #2
RE: Shopping for my first machine/mask
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.
01-02-2015 12:48 AM
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Ghost1958 Offline

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Joined: Aug 2014

Machine: PRS1 Series Sixty Auto Aflex
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Eson
Humidifier: PRS1 with Heated Hose
CPAP Pressure: 10.5 min 16 max
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Moderate to Severe SA Obstructive. Rapid O2 desat off the machine.

Sex: Male
Location: KY

Post: #3
RE: Shopping for my first machine/mask
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
01-02-2015 12:53 AM
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DeepBreathing Offline
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Joined: Sep 2013

Machine: Resmed S9 VPAP Adapt
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: Resmed H5i
CPAP Pressure: EPAP: 9 - 15 PS: 3 - 10
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Perth, Western Australia

Post: #4
RE: Shopping for my first machine/mask
G'day Larry, welcome to Apnea Board.

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

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01-02-2015 02:24 AM
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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

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RE: Shopping for my first machine/mask
(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
01-02-2015 02:29 AM
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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: #6
RE: Shopping for my first machine/mask
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
01-02-2015 10:03 AM
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Machine: S9 VPAP Adapt (USA Model# 36007, not better 36037 or 36067)
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F10 or SimPlus w/ 2Liners. MirageQuatro & Gecko gel pad
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 15 EPAP, PS 5-10
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: Marfan Syndrome, chronic bradycardia, occasional Cheyne-Stokes Respiration

Sex: Male
Location: California, USA

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RE: Shopping for my first machine/mask
(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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