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What type of CPAP machine do you use?
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zonk Offline

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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

Post: #1
What type of CPAP machine do you use?
Does one type offer some advantage over the other
Please vote and make a further comment if you wish
All opinions are valid and valued
Thanks
03-21-2012 02:36 PM
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Gillean Offline

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Joined: Mar 2012

Machine: unsure
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model:
Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: unsure
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Male
Location:

Post: #2
RE: What type of CPAP machine do you use?
I started using a CPAP some 12 years ago...at the time they said I was right on the edge of having to go to a Bipap but I have never had issues... Not sure if it would make any difference.
03-21-2012 02:58 PM
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Ltmedic66 Offline

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Posts: 39
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: F&P Sleepstyle 604
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model:
Humidifier: Integrated in CPAP
CPAP Pressure: 11
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Male
Location:

Post: #3
RE: What type of CPAP machine do you use?
I have a straight CPAP, so I don't know if I would like APAP better. I do not like the pressure changes of ramp, so I suspect that I would not like APAP.
03-21-2012 05:39 PM
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zonk Offline

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Posts: 7,908
Joined: Feb 2012

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

Post: #4
RE: What type of CPAP machine do you use?
I have used my S9 in CPAP and AutoSet mode and prefer the AutoSet as the pressure adjust throughout the night breath by breath in any position whether sleeping on my side or back. It take the guess work out of having a single pressure all night as I don,t need the higher pressure all night and having the least amount of pressure is much more comfortable.
03-21-2012 06:11 PM
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mckevin32 Offline

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Posts: 63
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: Resmed S9
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Remed Swift FX
Humidifier: Resmed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 12.6
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Kansas, USA

Post: #5
RE: What type of CPAP machine do you use?
I was content with my CPAP until the doctor ordered an APAP for a home titration (I was questioning my pressure because I had begun to wake myself up snoring). In any case, the week with the APAP made me a believer. The pressure changes didn't bother me, and the generally lower pressure was much more tolerable. Unfortunately BCBS declined my request for an APAP, so I am currently considering purchasing one myself.
03-21-2012 06:25 PM
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cbramsey Offline

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Posts: 900
Joined: Mar 2012

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage FX
Humidifier: ResMed H5i with ClimateLine
CPAP Pressure: 6 - 12
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: Supreme Overlord of Web Darkness

Sex: Male
Location: NC, USA

Post: #6
RE: What type of CPAP machine do you use?
I started out using a regular CPAP when I was diagnosed with OSA in 2002. It was replaced with another regular CPAP in 2008.

In November, 2011, I went with the Philips Respironics APAP I have now. My sleep is much improved now because my APAP is SO much quieter than my previous machines.

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03-21-2012 07:12 PM
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Dreamcatcher Offline

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Posts: 899
Joined: Mar 2012

Machine: Resmed Autoset Spirit II with Quattro F/F & FX Masks
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model:
Humidifier: H4i
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 18 cmH20 (auto range)
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead Other Software

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Sex: Male
Location:

Post: #7
RE: What type of CPAP machine do you use?
Started with cpap but didnt like the feel of it so went back to apap
03-21-2012 07:52 PM
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The Happy Dreamer Offline

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Posts: 56
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto CPAP Machine with A-Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model:
Humidifier: PR System One Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 11.5 cm H20 - 20 cm H20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreViewer

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Sex: Male
Location: Southern Ohio

Post: #8
RE: What type of CPAP machine do you use?
I use a auto.
03-21-2012 08:06 PM
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PollCat Offline
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Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10
Humidifier: H5i Cleanable with ClimateLine
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 18
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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

Sex: Male
Location: Westfield, IN

Post: #9
RE: What type of CPAP machine do you use?
I used a straight CPAP machine for 15+ years. I now use the Autoset mainly for the reporting capabilities. I have not noticed a change in the quality or quantity of my sleep.


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INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
03-21-2012 08:12 PM
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Cutter Offline

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Posts: 324
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: ResMed S9 Elite
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Swift LT
Humidifier: Hi5
CPAP Pressure: 12
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Kansas

Post: #10
RE: What type of CPAP machine do you use?
I'm on my third CPAP. I can't believe how much they have improved over the last 10 years.

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03-21-2012 10:13 PM
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