Post Reply 
When did all of this get so complicated?
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
When did all of this get so complicated?
This forum is terrific as I felt so alone with my troublesome resmed 10. Like I said before I loved my resmed 8 and all I had to do for years was turn it on. Now with the resmed 10, you have to adjust the humidity and the heat in the hose and use a nasal spray or strips. It shouldn't have to be so hard. My question is: what about other machines such as resperonics? Has anyone out there had better luck with a different company CPAP other than resmed? So many of the posts have so many problems with the resmed 10 that it seems like a lost cause.
04-18-2016 08:37 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
trish6hundred Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 6,424
Joined: May 2012

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: #2
RE: When did all of this get so complicated?
Hi puglady,
I know what you mean, change is so hard and I'm sorry to hear that things are going so rough for you with your new machine. Once you get the humidity set, you shouldn't have to keep re-adjusting it. Are you having trouble with your humidifier?
Hang in there for more responses to your post and while it is discouraging, don't give up.

trish6hundred
04-18-2016 08:53 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
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: #3
RE: When did all of this get so complicated?
Trish,
Problem is that I use no humidity on my resmed 8 and I like the air cold but the resmed 10 only has hot air and when I turn the humidity off, it still seems like I am breathing through mud. The air is not clean and clear like with the resmed 8. I have tried every setting on the resmed 10 and each setting is thick, humid hot air. Do you think my machine could be broken?
04-18-2016 09:09 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
robysue Online
Wiki Editor
Advisory Members

Posts: 1,216
Joined: Oct 2013

Machine: PR Dreamstation BiPAP Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Swift FX
Humidifier: PR Dreamstation humidfier
CPAP Pressure: min EPAP = 4; max IPAP = 9;
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic EncorePro

Other Comments: Papping since September 2010

Sex: Female
Location: Buffalo, NY

Post: #4
RE: When did all of this get so complicated?
(04-18-2016 09:09 PM)puglady Wrote:  Trish,
Problem is that I use no humidity on my resmed 8 and I like the air cold but the resmed 10 only has hot air and when I turn the humidity off, it still seems like I am breathing through mud. The air is not clean and clear like with the resmed 8. I have tried every setting on the resmed 10 and each setting is thick, humid hot air. Do you think my machine could be broken?

Are you using a heated hose with the resmed 10? If so, try switching to an unheated hose.

Also make sure the humidifier is completely off. And don't put any water in it.

Questions about SleepyHead?
See my Guide to SleepyHead
04-18-2016 10:07 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
chill Online

Advisory Members

Posts: 842
Joined: Mar 2016

Machine: DreamStation X500
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Walk-in Mask Closet
Humidifier: DreamStation
CPAP Pressure: 13-16
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: CPAP True Believer

Sex: Male
Location: Vancouver, Canada

Post: #5
RE: When did all of this get so complicated?
Fill the tank with water, freeze it, and use with the humidifier turned off?
04-18-2016 10:43 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
DeepBreathing Offline
Wiki Editor
Moderators

Posts: 2,291
Joined: Sep 2013

Machine: Resmed S9 VPAP Adapt
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: Resmed H5i
CPAP Pressure: EPAP: 9 - 15 PS: 3 - 10
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Perth, Western Australia

Post: #6
RE: When did all of this get so complicated?
You can remove the humidifier completely and replace it with a blanking plate. Google "Side Cover for AirSense 10". And replace your heated hose with a standard one. Problem solved! Smile

DeepBreathing
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com


Bed

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.
04-19-2016 12:02 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: When did all of this get so complicated?
Re: unheated hose

On the A10 just turn the hose temp to off.

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.
04-19-2016 01:15 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
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: #8
RE: When did all of this get so complicated?
What mask are you using? I use a P10 and it can feel a little stuffy because of the diffuser vents.

Also some EPR might help. You could start with 3 and back it down as you adjust to it.

Like you, I prefer a cool mist rather than the warm mist the A10 puts out. Even if the heater is off, the air is not cool enough.

I've ordered a cheap ultrasonic cool mist humidifier and I plan to pipe its output into the A10 intake.

If that doesn't work, I'm going to install a humidity/temp sensor in my mask and find out what's really going on.

I'll let you know how it goes.

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.
04-19-2016 02:48 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
OMyMyOHellYes Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 913
Joined: Mar 2013

Machine: Respironics 560 Auto
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage FX
Humidifier: Respironics System One (no heated hose)
CPAP Pressure: 08.0-15.0 cm/H2O
CPAP Software: EncoreBasic

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Texas

Post: #9
RE: When did all of this get so complicated?
(04-18-2016 08:37 PM)puglady Wrote:  Has anyone out there had better luck with a different company CPAP other than resmed? So many of the posts have so many problems with the resmed 10 that it seems like a lost cause.

Yes. Yes! YES! OH GOD! YEEEEEEESSSSS!!!!!!!!!! (imitation of hot young pre-plastic surgery Meg Ryan)

I have pretty much totally ditched my Resmed machines in favor of the Respironics. I used the S-8 for many year (6) and acquired a new in box S-8 Autoset II from Supplier #2 at a really good price - they may still have them. Other than that, I currently eschew ResMed machines.

In my opinion ResMed sees how far they can go to inconvenience their customers.

OMMOHY
04-19-2016 03:48 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
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: #10
RE: When did all of this get so complicated?
Uh oh, this is sounding like a Chevy vs Ford, or Apple vs PC discussion starting up - ResMed vs Respironics Smile


Time to put some popcorn on and sit back to enjoy the show 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: 04-19-2016 03:53 PM by FrankNichols.)
04-19-2016 03:52 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Forum Jump:

Who's Online (Complete List)