06-02-2012, 06:09 PM
I'm new to PAP and hoping it's as good to me as it has been to others here! I have a S9 Autoset, which seems like a great machine. I have a couple questions though.
1. When I got the machine the DME guy had it set to CPAP with a pressure of 9. I said what about Auto? He said oh no bla bla bla, telling me some story which I can't remember now about why thats only used if you don't titrate in the sleep lab or some such thing... I didn't believe it then nor do I now. When he got tired of me persisting he said well your prescription is for CPAP not APAP... I was so relieved to get the thing that I said fine and moved on. My question is should I pursue that with my sleep doctor? Do I need a different prescription?
2. SleepHead is awesome so far, very informative though as a newbie I'm having to guess what some of the graphs mean and what acceptable limits are. Is there any other documentation on that kind of stuff? The user manual doesn't explain all of that. I understand it is beyond the scope of the software. Lastly the time on the charts is not right it seems to be offset from local time by 3 hours my timezone is GMT -5 or -4 depending on time of year. I have the right time zone selected in my profile so I'm a little confused...
Thanks I'm learning a lot here!
1 - if your doc said CPAP, why'd they give you an APAP??
2 - no clue on that one. I got a dumb machine.
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Sounds to me like the DME got a deal on a quantity order of APAP and they just "lock it down" for CPAP users. You might be surprised what manufacturers do as incentives! I wouldn't sweat it. Of course I would probably take advantage of the situation and "unlock it" so that it is actually an APAP. But that's just me!
I'm probably the only one who has a machine that just may be dumber that Paula's machine!
Mine is just old from an era before all this memory card stuff!
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.
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