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Machine: Airsense 10
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
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Humidifier: Airsense 10
CPAP Pressure: 14
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: near the Alamo!

Post: #11
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I have updated my profile to show the correct CPAP machine - sorry for the confusion.

I don't have a have a computer with me this short trip.
03-26-2015 03:46 PM
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archangle Offline
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Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Swift FX
Humidifier: ResMed S9 H5i
CPAP Pressure: 16-20
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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Location: USA

Post: #12
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(03-26-2015 03:13 PM)cwo4uscgret Wrote:  Arch angle I have a Resmed Air sense 10; I reset the pressure to 15 and for 5?4 hours the incidents dropped to 6.2 an hour but for the next 2 hours it climbed up again to 80+.

Are you saying the SD card in this machine has new useful data?

Yes, the AirSense 10 machines record useful data.

Look on the bottom right of the front panel of your A10 machine. What does it say below "AirSense 10?" There should be a second word below "Airsense 10."

Get the free SleepyHead software here.
Useful links.
Click here for information on the main alternative to CPAP.
If it's midnight and a DME tells you it's dark outside, go and check it yourself.
03-26-2015 04:14 PM
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cwo4uscgret Offline

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Machine: Airsense 10
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
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Humidifier: Airsense 10
CPAP Pressure: 14
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: near the Alamo!

Post: #13
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Out and about shopping will check when I get back to the apartment.
03-26-2015 04:40 PM
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cwo4uscgret Offline

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Machine: Airsense 10
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CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: near the Alamo!

Post: #14
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archangle - my machine is an Airsense 10 Autoset. From all I read it automatically adjusts for the altitude with a limit of 8,500'. My current location puts me at 8,379'!

We are only here for 2 weeks so I didn't bring a laptop - I don't have an SD card to I-Pad reader but may try to visit an Apple Store tomorrow for one.....
03-26-2015 06:26 PM
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Machine: Resmed A10 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F20 (newest Resmed ffm)
Humidifier: Included, ClimateLine tubing
CPAP Pressure: 13-15, EPR:0
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: I.T. Project Manager. Started CPAP therapy March 16, 2015. Untreated AHI 39.

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Location: TN

Post: #15
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(03-25-2015 03:09 PM)worn_out_in_lebanon Wrote:  This article says no pressure change is needed:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2864887/


Pressure sensor-equipped devices maintained delivered pressure throughout the altitudes simulated in the present study.

http://journal.publications.chestnet.org...FSource=13


(03-26-2015 06:26 PM)cwo4uscgret Wrote:  From all I read it automatically adjusts for the altitude with a limit of 8,500'. My current location puts me at 8,379'!


(03-25-2015 02:45 PM)cwo4uscgret Wrote:  I bumped the settings to 16.0 from 13.0


Sounds like you probably need to go back to 13.0 if that is where you had it before your trip.

Did you change it right away, or only after you had already tried it at 13 in Bogota and had problems?
03-26-2015 06:40 PM
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Machine: ResMed VPAP Auto (S9)
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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: #16
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(03-26-2015 03:32 PM)worn_out_in_lebanon Wrote:  I had been going by the info in the profile: Remstar Plus Domestic
Just recently cwo4uscgret said it's an Airsense...
It should auto correct.
But the user manual lists 8500 feet as the upper limit for the operating range.
So justMongo your point may still be valid even though it's just 160 feet out of range...

Probably OK. There is always design margin. If it's spec'ed to 8500 feet, it will go higher.

I wonder what a Retired Chief Warrant Officer of the US Coast Guard is doing in Bogata'.

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03-26-2015 06:53 PM
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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: #17
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(03-26-2015 06:26 PM)cwo4uscgret Wrote:  archangle - my machine is an Airsense 10 Autoset.
Hi wo4uscgret
Awesome, same machine as mine. You can set the machine on "CPAP" mode so it deliver a fixed pressure all night (except Ramp period) or on "AutoSet" mode, in this mode, the machine have some leeway so it deliver and adjust the pressure as it see fit in response to events between two set pressures (minimum and maximum pressures). The "AutoSet can distinguish between obstructive and central apnea but only respond to obstructive apnea and not to central apnea if detected

It does help if you reply to "retired_guy" question: "What is the makeup of your incidents Chief? OA vs CA primarily" ....
so we know what are we dealing with here

If you scroll down the "Sleep Report" , you'll see last night results (providing period set to "1 Day" ...
"hours using the machine, leak, AHI, Total AI, Central AI"

The software can be very useful to see whats going on but for me the above information is all I need
03-26-2015 06:59 PM
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cwo4uscgret Offline

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Machine: Airsense 10
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CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: near the Alamo!

Post: #18
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Mongo certainly not doing what they say the DEA has been doing...

If you must know otalre here for the baptism of our newest granddaughter. Being totally retired has its advantages!
03-26-2015 08:20 PM
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Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Quattro
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CPAP Pressure: 18 IPAPmax - 11 EPAPmin, PS=5
CPAP Software: Other Software

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Sex: Male
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Post: #19
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(03-26-2015 08:20 PM)cwo4uscgret Wrote:  Mongo certainly not doing what they say the DEA has been doing...

If you must know otalre here for the baptism of our newest granddaughter. Being totally retired has its advantages!

I didn't think the former.
Congrats on the granddaughter.

Semper Paratus, CWO

Kindest Regards,

Mongo

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03-26-2015 08:55 PM
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Machine: Airsense 10
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
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CPAP Pressure: 14
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: near the Alamo!

Post: #20
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Readings at 0430 this morning when I had to wake up were: Usage 6.6 hrs, Eph 20.1, Mask Seal OK, Leak 0L/min, AHI 20.1, Total AI 20.1, Cent AI 20. Machine is set at 15 cm H2O; previous machine set at 13 cmH2O; sleep study recommended 14 cm. I reset the old machine to 15 and felt like I was getting better quality sleep.

Tonight I will copy the cumulative data.
03-27-2015 02:18 PM
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