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Machine: ResMed S9 elite
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Sleep apnea 1982
Sleep clinics don't like em, only two since diagnosed, I have survived around two machines, that had no filters,no humidifiers just a hose and a mask for over 37 yrs. I don't remember my settings seem like number 15 was involved. I recently bought a new machine ResMed9 humidifier H5i, lovin the humidifier and thought the machine would pick up my number automatically and everything would be good. Almost seventy years,and afraid for it to get dark because I know I got to face that machine. Sorry this wasn't a good idea.
08-26-2015 05:38 PM
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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
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CPAP Pressure: 8-15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: diabetes II, Thyroidectomized, Primary Immune Deficiency, and the list goes on :P

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Location: Oregon

Post: #2
RE: Sleep apnea 1982
Resmed S9...... Autoset??? or what? Respironics is another brand of machine. We need to know Smile

If it is an Autoset, then default setting is 4 to 20. that is too wide, and starts out at a pressure that would leave you feeling smothered. You will need to give information and be willing to poke buttons, but if you are, and if you give the correct info we can help you get it set more comfortably.

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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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08-26-2015 05:48 PM
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CPAP Pressure: 8-10
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Location: Northern California

Post: #3
RE: Sleep apnea 1982
(08-26-2015 05:38 PM)Am I Wrote:  Sleep clinics don't like em, only two since diagnosed, I have survived around two machines, that had no filters,no humidifiers just a hose and a mask for over 37 yrs. I don't remember my settings seem like number 15 was involved. I recently bought a new machine ResMed9 humidifier H5i, lovin the humidifier and thought the machine would pick up my number automatically and everything would be good. Almost seventy years,and afraid for it to get dark because I know I got to face that machine. Sorry this wasn't a good idea.

Can you please rewrite your message more clearly for us -- it isn't clear what you're trying to describe ("thought the machine would pick up my number automatically..."), or what particular problem(s) you're having with the new machine, and what specific question(s) do you have for us? In order for us to help you troubleshoot we also need to know the correct name (make and model) of your machine -- if it is a ResMed S9 then the model name will be right by the Start/Stop button -- like Escape, Elite, Escape Auto, Autoset, VPAP............
08-26-2015 06:25 PM
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CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #4
RE: Sleep apnea 1982
Hi Am I,
WELCOME! to the forum.
What is it you are asking? It isn’t clear what you need, please help us so we can help you.

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08-26-2015 07:53 PM
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me50 Offline

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RE: Sleep apnea 1982
It would also be helpful if you download sleepy head and take a look at what is going on each time you are sleeping. That may give you some clues. If you aren't sure how to download and interpret the data, let us know and we can help with that.
08-26-2015 10:41 PM
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CPAP Pressure: 10 - 18
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: CPAP-ing since 1995; Type 2 Diabetes; Chronic Asthma; Gout

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Post: #6
RE: Sleep apnea 1982
Am I, we are here and more than willing/able to help you adjust to your new machine. But we need more information.


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08-26-2015 10:51 PM
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Post: #7
RE: Sleep apnea 1982
(08-26-2015 05:38 PM)Am I Wrote:  Sleep clinics don't like em, only two since diagnosed, I have survived around two machines, that had no filters,no humidifiers just a hose and a mask for over 37 yrs. I don't remember my settings seem like number 15 was involved. I recently bought a new machine ResMed9 humidifier H5i, lovin the humidifier and thought the machine would pick up my number automatically and everything would be good. Almost seventy years,and afraid for it to get dark because I know I got to face that machine. Sorry this wasn't a good idea.


As other have said; we need a little more information.
Which machine are you using? A ResMed and Resprionics are two different machines.

Not sure, but from your post, it would seem you replaced your machine. When was the last Sleep Test, and what pressure were you using prior to buying a new machine. Did a doctor give you a script with a pressure range on it?

Who did you buy your machine from? They should have helped you set it up, with a pressure recommended by your doctor. No machine will automatically pick up your
pressure, it must be set to a range or a straight CPAP if that is the case.

I know it seems that I am asking a lot of questions, but will need more information to be able to help you with your machine.

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08-27-2015 06:07 AM
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Am I Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 elite
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Humidifier: H5i
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CPAP Software: Not using software

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RE: Sleep apnea 1982
I will try this again, took the survey, resmed élite S9 Rx only. Resmed H5i.

I don't read and comprehend to good, so not sure what or how to set up.
Thanks
08-30-2015 07:15 PM
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kaiasgram Offline

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Mask Make & Model: Aloha
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CPAP Pressure: 8-10
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: Northern California

Post: #9
RE: Sleep apnea 1982
(08-30-2015 07:15 PM)Am I Wrote:  I will try this again, took the survey, resmed élite S9 Rx only. Resmed H5i.

I don't read and comprehend to good, so not sure what or how to set up.
Thanks

Since reading/comprehension is a problem I'm hoping I can post this link for you. It's a short video tutorial on how to view all the settings on the S9 Elite: https://vimeo.com/18804483
08-30-2015 08:05 PM
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Post: #10
RE: Sleep apnea 1982
(08-30-2015 07:15 PM)Am I Wrote:  I will try this again, took the survey, resmed élite S9 Rx only. Resmed H5i.

I don't read and comprehend to good, so not sure what or how to set up.
Thanks

S9 Elite is fixed pressure machine, blow a constant fixed pressure all night long except during Ramp time

What is the pressure prescribed on the RX, you can check the pressure and other setting on the machine following the instruction and the video in this link (same video as kaiasgram posted)
[Image: s9-pic1.jpg]
http://www.apneaboard.com/resmed-s9-cpap-setup

You can also ask for the clinical manual 'ResMed S9 Elite' available via email, scroll down to section three
http://www.apneaboard.com/adjust-cpap-pr...tup-manual

One important thing, 'Sleep Quality' should be set to 'On' (not Usage) from the clinical menu, so the machine display efficacy data on the LCD sleep report, otherwise if set to 'Usage' ... ony display hours using the machine
08-30-2015 08:21 PM
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