Post Reply 
Trouble with resmed 10 but loved my 8
Author Message
puglady Offline

Members

Posts: 8
Joined: Apr 2016

Machine: resmed 8
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: unsure
Humidifier: unsure
CPAP Pressure: 10
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments:

Sex: Female
Location:

Post: #1
Trouble with resmed 10 but loved my 8
I have been a CPAP user for over 10 years. I have had a resmed 8 for a long time with no problems. Lots of great sleep. No sinus issues. But then it broke and my doctor gave me a Resmed 10. Now I am no stranger to CPAP therapy and I understand that it takes a while to get adjusted but I can't use this machine. It feels like I am breathing through mud. I have tried to adjust the humidity level and the tubing temp. and each night I immediately become so congested. It's like the Resmed 10 is causing problems instead of helping. Please help!!! The doctor thinks I am nuts but I am a pretty reasonable and patient person. Any one else have this problem? It's getting to the point that I may try to purchase and old resmed 8 if I can find one.
04-13-2016 07:05 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
justMongo Offline

Monitors

Posts: 3,853
Joined: Sep 2013

Machine: ResMed VPAP Auto (S9)
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 18 IPAPmax - 11 EPAPmin, PS=5
CPAP Software: Other Software

Other Comments: μολὼν λαβέ

Sex: Male
Location: Калифорния

Post: #2
RE: Trouble with resmed 10 but loved my 8
This is likely an issue with humidity. Your old S8 would have used an unheated tube.
Perhaps you should ditch the heated tube on the 10 series and manually set the humidifier.
Unless you live where it's very cold, the heated tube isn't needed.

If you are serious about buying an S8, Supplier #2 on the list (see "Supplier's" at top of page,) likely has a "like new" one that's inexpensive.
Personally, I like my S9. The 10 series seems to have a few bugs. In fact, they have the S8 Autoset unit, new for $379.00 USD. It can be set to straight CPAP mode.

I really think you can tweak the 10 series to work for you.
Given the limited information in your post, that's about as much advice as can be offered.

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
04-13-2016 07:28 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
FrankNichols Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 714
Joined: Mar 2016

Machine: AirSense 10 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed F10 and/or P10
Humidifier: Builtin
CPAP Pressure: 17-19
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead Other Software

Other Comments: I've figured out how to get my AHI down to 5, I quit sleeping!

Sex: Male
Location: Live Oak, Florida

Post: #3
Grin RE: Trouble with resmed 10 but loved my 8
(04-13-2016 07:28 AM)justMongo Wrote:  Given the limited information in your post, that's about as much advice as can be offered.

This is really a strange comment, since when do people on the internet need information to give advice on things? Smile

I am not a Medical professional and I don't play one on the internet.
Started CPAP Therapy April 5, 2016
I'd Rather Be Sleeping
(This post was last modified: 04-13-2016 08:00 AM by FrankNichols.)
04-13-2016 07:56 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
tmoody Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 175
Joined: Mar 2016

Machine: PR System 1 BPAP AutoSV
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Swift FX nose pillows
Humidifier: PR System 1 attached
CPAP Pressure: 8-25
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Philadelphia

Post: #4
RE: Trouble with resmed 10 but loved my 8
(04-13-2016 07:56 AM)FrankNichols Wrote:  This is really a strange comment, since when do people on the internet need information to give advice on things?

http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/images/smilies/oh-jeez.gif

Dielaughing
04-13-2016 08:00 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
justMongo Offline

Monitors

Posts: 3,853
Joined: Sep 2013

Machine: ResMed VPAP Auto (S9)
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 18 IPAPmax - 11 EPAPmin, PS=5
CPAP Software: Other Software

Other Comments: μολὼν λαβέ

Sex: Male
Location: Калифорния

Post: #5
RE: Trouble with resmed 10 but loved my 8
(04-13-2016 07:56 AM)FrankNichols Wrote:  
(04-13-2016 07:28 AM)justMongo Wrote:  Given the limited information in your post, that's about as much advice as can be offered.

This is really a strange comment, since when do people on the internet need information to give advice on things? Smile
I'm a really strange person!

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
04-13-2016 09:14 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
OpalRose Offline

Monitors

Posts: 3,181
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: #6
RE: Trouble with resmed 10 but loved my 8
(04-13-2016 07:05 AM)puglady Wrote:  I have been a CPAP user for over 10 years. I have had a resmed 8 for a long time with no problems. Lots of great sleep. No sinus issues. But then it broke and my doctor gave me a Resmed 10. Now I am no stranger to CPAP therapy and I understand that it takes a while to get adjusted but I can't use this machine. It feels like I am breathing through mud. I have tried to adjust the humidity level and the tubing temp. and each night I immediately become so congested. It's like the Resmed 10 is causing problems instead of helping. Please help!!! The doctor thinks I am nuts but I am a pretty reasonable and patient person. Any one else have this problem? It's getting to the point that I may try to purchase and old resmed 8 if I can find one.

Welcome to Apnew Board puglady,
Is your new machine set at the same pressure as the S8 was? I ask because you say it feels like breathing through mud...if pressure is set too low, you will feel starved for air.

Have you changed masks, along with new machine?

A lot of us have problems with congestion, but as justMongo suggested, it is likely to be a matter of adjusting your humidity levels.

There are also comfort settings on your newer machine to help you while exhaling.

A suggestion: order the Clinicians manual for your new Cpap. http://www.apneaboard.com/adjust-cpap-pr...tup-manual

OpalRose
04-13-2016 09:21 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
sdb7802 Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 199
Joined: Jan 2016

Machine: PR DreamStation Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10
Humidifier: built-in with heated hose
CPAP Pressure: 9.5-14 C-Flex 3
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Retired Electrical Engineer; began using cpap in 2001; FlashAir wifi card and FlashPAP app

Sex: Male
Location: Georgia, USA (The Margravate of Azilia)

Post: #7
RE: Trouble with resmed 10 but loved my 8
I've also had a tough time dealing with the A10 humidity settings.

This has helped me: google "1018807_humidair-vs-h5i_fact-sheet_usa_eng.pdf"

I know you are going from the S8 to the A10 but there may be some correlation.

Just my personal opinion. My posts are not medical advice or a statement of fact. Please consult a qualified physician or other qualified medical personnel. Please comply with all applicable laws, codes, regulations, and protocols.
04-13-2016 10:17 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
surferdude2 Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 1,077
Joined: Jul 2014

Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Mirage Quattro & Optilife
Humidifier: ResMed H5i @ #3 if nose breathing & #5 if mouth breathing
CPAP Pressure: 12 ~ 20 & 11 ~12 if nasal mask
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Late stage 2 emphysema

Sex: Male
Location: Mousetown, Southern Illinois

Post: #8
RE: Trouble with resmed 10 but loved my 8
It looks like the 10 series has nearly doubled the humidity level as the default mode when using a heated hose as vs. the S9 default without a heated hose. I wonder what the logic was for that increase?

Dude
(This post was last modified: 04-13-2016 10:58 AM by surferdude2.)
04-13-2016 10:44 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
justMongo Offline

Monitors

Posts: 3,853
Joined: Sep 2013

Machine: ResMed VPAP Auto (S9)
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 18 IPAPmax - 11 EPAPmin, PS=5
CPAP Software: Other Software

Other Comments: μολὼν λαβέ

Sex: Male
Location: Калифорния

Post: #9
RE: Trouble with resmed 10 but loved my 8
It is permissible to post that as a direct link, since it is to a manufacturer's website who does not sell to the public.
And, it is for educational purposes.
http://www.resmed.com/us/dam/documents/p...sa_eng.pdf

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
(This post was last modified: 04-13-2016 10:49 AM by justMongo.)
04-13-2016 10:48 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
PoolQ Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 986
Joined: Jul 2015

Machine: AirCurve 10 VAUTO
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Amara View
Humidifier: Integrated
CPAP Pressure: 6.2, 15, PS4.0
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Sillicon Valley

Post: #10
RE: Trouble with resmed 10 but loved my 8
They increased the humidity because many people needed it. This messes up anyone that does not need it and expects the auto setting to provide the same level as earlier machines did. Turn it to manual and adjust as required to get the level that works best for you.
04-13-2016 02:11 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  New User Having Trouble Staying Asleep and more SnoreGalore 9 524 12-06-2016 08:00 PM
Last Post: SnoreGalore
  Having trouble with new mask rich2905 9 436 09-03-2016 03:44 AM
Last Post: rich2905
  Trouble with P10 mattmill 17 710 08-04-2016 08:30 PM
Last Post: Mosquitobait
  Try adding aromatherapy to your treatment if you are new and having trouble nzbnate 17 854 07-20-2016 03:07 PM
Last Post: RedCoPete
  Trouble with Airsense 10 Autoset Kitchenchem 8 1,384 03-24-2016 02:57 PM
Last Post: Kitchenchem
  Help wanted. Trouble shooting A10 Blocked tube fault. Mark Douglas 0 441 12-11-2015 09:22 PM
Last Post: Mark Douglas
  New user having trouble accessing data from older Resmed machine Jcwbullseye 10 1,309 11-25-2015 05:46 PM
Last Post: Sleepster

Forum Jump:

Who's Online (Complete List)