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What type of CPAP machine do you use?
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TheDreamer Offline

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Posts: 86
Joined: Mar 2012

Machine: Intellipap Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: RespCare Bravo II
Humidifier: F&P HC150
CPAP Pressure: 7.5-15
CPAP Software: EncoreViewer Other Software

Other Comments: RLS, Essential Tremor, Narcolepsy/Cataplexy

Sex: Male
Location: Manhattan, KS

Post: #11
RE: What type of CPAP machine do you use?
I got a CPAP when I started, and it serves me well. But, then I was shopping for a new machine where I would have to pay for the whole thing out of pocket...I opted to get an APAP....since the price was right and I wanted to get as much as I could out of my money this time around.

My current insurance only pays 80% of up to $1000 of DME. When I had first started, the insurance was paying 90% of up to $5000. (so it was okay that the DME charged insurance $2500 for the CPAP....but I got the APAP online just a bit over $500.)

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03-22-2012 08:00 AM
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b360155 Offline

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Posts: 265
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Quattro FX & Quattro Air
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 11.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: CMS50-D Plus Pulse Oximeter!

Sex: Male
Location: North Richland Hills, TX

Post: #12
RE: What type of CPAP machine do you use?
S9 Autoset, but most of the time I just use it in CPAP mode with a setting of 10, which is what I was prescribed. My Rx was for a CPAP machine but I think the DME gave me the Autoset by mistake. I alternate sometimes between straight CPAP at 10 and APAP with minimum of 9 and maximum of 12 and don't really notice any difference in my sleeping comfort experience or my data results.

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03-22-2012 02:16 PM
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Jenny Offline

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Posts: 70
Joined: Mar 2012

Machine: none
Mask Type: Oral
Mask Make & Model:
Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: none
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: Somnodent dental appliance

Sex: Female
Location: Virginia

Post: #13
RE: What type of CPAP machine do you use?
It is too early to tell yet, but I just switched from APAP to CPAP with C-flex. On APAP, my latest AHI = 3.6 and I felt bad in the morning. On CPAP, my AHI = 0 and I felt good today.
03-22-2012 10:04 PM
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Netskier Offline

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Posts: 125
Joined: Mar 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 Autoset, Mirage Quattro Full-Face Mask, Slimline tube.
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model:
Humidifier: H5i, but not being used.
CPAP Pressure: 6-13 cm H20; Ramp OFF.
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Currently studying Reversal of Aging.

Sex: Male
Location: Los Angeles South Bay, about 20 min South of Downtown LA.

Post: #14
RE: What type of CPAP machine do you use?
(03-21-2012 05:39 PM)Ltmedic66 Wrote:  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.

I turned off my Ramp completely, and set my initial pressure to five, so it is very gentle and very comfortable, and I just rely on the autoset algorithm to do its thing. A low pressure setting of five is surely more comfortable than any therapeutic CPAP pressure, at least more comfortable than any CPAP pressure that I have read about here.

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03-25-2012 04:23 PM
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Tom Offline

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Joined: Mar 2012

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model:
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 12cm H20
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location:

Post: #15
RE: What type of CPAP machine do you use?
I have an APAP machine but I been running it in CPAP most of the time. I had to buy my own machine and the difference in price was not that much.

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03-25-2012 05:56 PM
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