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NWREALTR Offline

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Machine: ResMed Aircurve VAUTO
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: Aircurve
CPAP Pressure: 11- 17 BiPAP
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: USA Washington State

Post: #1
Old & New
Hi, I'm new to the forum but not to CPAP. My first machine was a Resmed S8 Elite. in 2007 a couple of months after the sleep study the insurance company signed off on the "equipment" and it was mine.
I was naive and the machine was helping a LOT so I bought my mask parts and other stuff when needed and life was good. Fast forward to late 2015 and after 10500 used hrs the rainouts started so I disconnected the humidifier and just used the machine. Got dry-mouth so bad I'd wake up with my tongue stuck to the roof of my mouth so I quit using the machine. A week ago I purchased a used Resmed S9 less than 500hrs and like My question is how do I know I'm on the right therapy path?
I tried to load a SH screenshot but it says I used my quota Huhsign Dont-know
07-06-2016 01:48 AM
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OpalRose Offline

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Joined: Nov 2014

Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto 560 with A Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 For Her
Humidifier: REMStar heated humidifier with heated hose
CPAP Pressure: Auto Cpap 10-13 AFLEX 1
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Started CPAP Therapy October 23, 2014

Sex: Female
Location: Northeast Ohio, USA

Post: #2
RE: Old & New
Hi NWREALR,
Welcome to Apnea Board!

First off, install the free SleepyHead software.
http://sleepyhead.jedimark.net/

Then order the Clinicians Manual for your S9.
http://www.apneaboard.com/adjust-cpap-pr...tup-manual

After you have your manual, go into the providers menu and change your minimum pressure to 6.
Leaving it at 4 will cause you to feel air starved. Leave the max pressure alone for now until you can check SleepyHead data.

After a few days of data, post a screenshot here. You need 4 posts under your belt to do so.
Use an outside source like Imgur to upload info. We can take a look at your data. An AHI under 5 is considered treated, but most of us feel better if lower.

OpalRose
(This post was last modified: 07-06-2016 07:37 PM by OpalRose.)
07-06-2016 06:23 AM
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NWREALTR Offline

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Joined: Jun 2016

Machine: ResMed Aircurve VAUTO
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: Aircurve
CPAP Pressure: 11- 17 BiPAP
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: USA Washington State

Post: #3
RE: Old & New
I have about a week of SHead data and tried to load the night of the 4th screenshot. I will check out IMGUR and see if I can get the data to post.
07-06-2016 02:53 PM
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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: #4
RE: Old & New
Hi NWREALTR,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
It's good to hear that you are restarting CPAP therapy and that you got a different machine.
Hang in there for more responses to your post and much success to you as you restart your CPAP journey.

trish6hundred
07-06-2016 02:53 PM
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Machine: ResMed S9 VPAP Auto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: H5i(distilled-top up)
CPAP Pressure: VAuto MinE14.0 MaxI 20.6 PS4.0
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: Orange County,California

Post: #5
RE: Old & New
What is your model of S9. Is it an elite, autoset, etc.?
07-06-2016 06:36 PM
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NWREALTR Offline

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Posts: 9
Joined: Jun 2016

Machine: ResMed Aircurve VAUTO
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: Aircurve
CPAP Pressure: 11- 17 BiPAP
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: USA Washington State

Post: #6
RE: Old & New
It is an Autoset
07-06-2016 06:46 PM
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Machine: ResMed S9 VPAP Auto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: H5i(distilled-top up)
CPAP Pressure: VAuto MinE14.0 MaxI 20.6 PS4.0
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: Orange County,California

Post: #7
RE: Old & New
It would be a good idea to put S9 Autoset in your profile to avoid a lot of people asking the same question.
07-06-2016 08:09 PM
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NWREALTR Offline

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Posts: 9
Joined: Jun 2016

Machine: ResMed Aircurve VAUTO
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: Aircurve
CPAP Pressure: 11- 17 BiPAP
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: USA Washington State

Post: #8
RE: Old & New
Thanks I'm compliant
07-06-2016 10:49 PM
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NWREALTR Offline

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Posts: 9
Joined: Jun 2016

Machine: ResMed Aircurve VAUTO
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: Aircurve
CPAP Pressure: 11- 17 BiPAP
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: USA Washington State

Post: #9
RE: Old & New
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Last nights results
07-06-2016 11:11 PM
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Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto 560 with A Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 For Her
Humidifier: REMStar heated humidifier with heated hose
CPAP Pressure: Auto Cpap 10-13 AFLEX 1
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Started CPAP Therapy October 23, 2014

Sex: Female
Location: Northeast Ohio, USA

Post: #10
RE: Old & New
Hi NWREALTR,
It looks like you had a couple mask leaks. You may want to try mask liners to help with that.
Also, be sure your not over tightening the straps.

Your data doesn't look bad, but the minimum start pressure of 4 is too low. Your profile says 6-20, so you maybe changed it which is good. Try that for awhile, but I think you may need a slightly higher pressure, possibly 7 or 8.

I doubt you need to keep the max pressure at 20. Bring it down to 15.
Of course, this is one night, so watch your events. Would like to see the hypopneas and Obstructives come down, and a little higher minimum pressure may take care of that.

OpalRose
(This post was last modified: 07-07-2016 06:23 AM by OpalRose.)
07-07-2016 06:22 AM
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