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Bonk123 Offline

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Machine: DreamStation Auto CPAP
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: None
Humidifier: None
CPAP Pressure: None
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: United Kingdom

Post: #1
Which machine?
Hi guys, I was recently diagnosed with sleep apnea and I want to be able to make a decision on buying a machine quickly.

The following machines are available for me to pick:
1. SleepCube AutoAdjust Plus APAP
2. Philips Respironics DreamStation Auto CPAP
3. F&P Icon Auto CPAP with humidifier
4. REMstar System One 60 Auto CPAP
5. DeVilbiss Blue Auto Plust Auto PAP

There are some features that I definetly feel I need:
1) Humidifier (in built or can be added to later).
2) Very good data recording and viewing.
-I want to be able to view the data, ME, I don't want to have to take my data to a 3rd party to have it checked.
-Data should be viewable on PC, software shouldn't cost much if at all.

I also have a BEARD- the beard stays! What suggestions for masks would there be for a beardy man like me? I'm leaning towards nasal pillows, are the masks interchangable with different machines or proprietary? Do tubes or hoses come seperately or is this something I should ask the supplier (which I'll do in the morning).

In case you're interested and if it helps, the supplier I'm looking at is Intus Healthcare, the website "EU PAP" which can be Googled.

Please save me from making hard decisions, I need your brains as mine is sleeping all the time XD
06-01-2016 06:55 PM
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justMongo Offline

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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

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Sex: Male
Location: Калифорния

Post: #2
RE: Which machine?
Of the machines on your list, I'd put #2 as first choice; and #4 as second choice.
Sleepyhead works well with both machines -- it's free -- written by a hosehead.
Hoses are usually priced extra; but all standard hoses have a 22mm coupler on the mask end.
Masks can be mixed and matched -- ResMed mask on PR machine if you like.

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06-01-2016 07:29 PM
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Luvmyzzz Offline

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Posts: 82
Joined: Mar 2016

Machine: ResMed Airsense 10 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Philips Wisp
Humidifier: Built In
CPAP Pressure: 9-13
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: First diagnosed with essential hypertension @ age 25 (precursor to CHF)

Sex: Female
Location: This side of the MilkyWay

Post: #3
RE: Which machine?
Hi Bonk123,
Mongo has given you good suggestions (I would follow him) He has given me good suggestions that I am very thankful for!

:sleepwell:

Hi Bonk123,
Mongo has given you good suggestions (I would follow him) He has given me good suggestions that I am very thankful for!

I enjoy being with a group who like to share their "Hosehead" experiences, to remind me I am not alone.
(This post was last modified: 06-01-2016 10:53 PM by Luvmyzzz.)
06-01-2016 10:51 PM
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sdb7802 Offline

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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: #4
RE: Which machine?
I really like the DreamStation.

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06-01-2016 11:40 PM
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zonk Offline

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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: #5
RE: Which machine?
(06-01-2016 06:55 PM)Bonk123 Wrote:  In case you're interested and if it helps, the supplier I'm looking at is Intus Healthcare, the website "EU PAP" which can be Googled.
I looked them up and noted some prices:
DreamStation Auto CPAP Machine £699.00
DreamStation Heated Humidifier £189.00
[Please note that this Heated Hose is not included as standard and is an optional extra that can be added to your order here]

System One REMstar 60 Auto CPAP System £499.00
System One REMstar 60 Heated Humidifier £150.00
System One REMstar 60 Heated Humidifier with Heated Hose £299.00

ICON Auto CPAP Machine with Humidifier £785.00
(not sure whether the heated hose is included or optional extra)

SleepCube AutoAdjust Plus Auto-CPAP £495.00
SleepCube Heated Humidifier £150.00

DeVilbiss Blue Auto Plus Automatic CPAP Machine £795.00
DeVilbiss Blue Standard Heated Humidifier £199.00
DeVilbiss Blue PulseDose Heated Humidifier £299.00

They don't sell ResMed machines, I assume ResMed machines aren't sold in UK and only available through NHS

If I've to pick one, I choose System One REMstar 60 Auto CPAP System with the heated hose option
06-02-2016 02:37 AM
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trish6hundred Offline

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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: #6
RE: Which machine?
Hi Bonk123,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Much success to you as you start your CPAP journey and hang in there for more responses to your post.

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06-02-2016 05:31 PM
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Joined: Dec 2014

Machine: Resmed Aircurve 10 Vauto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: Resmed Climateline
CPAP Pressure: Auto Bilevel 18/9, PS 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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Sex: Male
Location: Where they make Respironics

Post: #7
RE: Which machine?
The Dreamstation Auto and PRS1 60 series Auto are both the same manufacturer. There are minor upgrades with the new Dreamstation series, but nothing that would be worth the £300 difference. You may also want to check out Supplier #2 on the supplier list as they ship internationally and have significantly lower prices. That would allow you to also consider the Resmed Airsense 10 Autoset.

Both the above machines provide full efficacy data and are easy to use and setup. I'd try to make nasal pillows work. i also have beard and mustache and have had good success with the Resmed Airfit P10 pillows.

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06-02-2016 08:41 PM
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