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jbtuggers Offline

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Joined: Apr 2012

Machine: resmed s 9 autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: resmed quattro
Humidifier: don't use
CPAP Pressure: 11.5 - 15.5
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Male
Location: nj

Post: #1
cpap or auto
I have a resmed s9 autoset and would like to know what the difference is setting the machine on cpap or auto. My pressure is 13 I set it on auto and really don't see any difference.
08-25-2012 05:33 AM
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EyesWideOpen Offline

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Posts: 87
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Swift FX
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 6 - 14
CPAP Software: ResScan

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Sex: Male
Location: Ontario, Canada

Post: #2
RE: cpap or auto
When using the S9 in auto mode you must specify a range of pressures. For example with 13 being your prescribed setting, you might want to set a minimum of 8, and a maximum of 15 and the machine will select the correct pressure to minimize your apneas. This provides you with the ability to be treated with the smallest amount of pressure that will still get the job done. If you gain or loose weight, the machine will adjust to you.

Good luck!
08-25-2012 06:44 AM
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jbtuggers Offline

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Posts: 13
Joined: Apr 2012

Machine: resmed s 9 autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: resmed quattro
Humidifier: don't use
CPAP Pressure: 11.5 - 15.5
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: nj

Post: #3
RE: cpap or auto
Thank you for quick reply.
08-25-2012 08:37 AM
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lonnieb Offline

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Posts: 113
Joined: Jul 2012

Machine: ResMed S9
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Phillips ComfortGel Blue
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 7 - 13
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: I intend to live forever. So far, so good:Steven Wright

Sex: Male
Location: Tennessee

Post: #4
RE: cpap or auto
I also have a autoset S9 it was set to CPAP pressure of 7 it stayed that way till i joined this forum and learned how to set my machine after seting it on autoset i starting feeling a lot better in the mornings I played with it a bit and now have it set 4-14 I may run the 4 up to 5 in a few weeks but doing good for now.You have to take it slow and let the machine do it job.It is runing around the high 10"s to low 11"s most time and seems to be coming down a little each few weeks.
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(This post was last modified: 08-25-2012 01:19 PM by lonnieb.)
08-25-2012 01:16 PM
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PaulaO2 Offline
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Posts: 8,065
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility Type; chronic sarcasm

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: western NC, USA

Post: #5
RE: cpap or auto
Yes, whatever changes you choose to do, it is important that you do it slowly. It takes a while for a trend to be evident. A single night's reading is just that and is not indicative of how your treatment is doing. Our usual suggestion is to make a change, wait two weeks, observe the data, and, if necessary, make the next change. Keep a log of what you change and when. Consider also keeping a sleep journal.

And just to make sure, do you have the Autoset or the Escape Auto? You do not want anything with Escape in the name. Don't be an idiot like me.

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08-25-2012 01:27 PM
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Bexxaann Offline

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Joined: Aug 2012

Machine: Philips-Respironics PR System One
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model:
Humidifier: X2
CPAP Pressure: 8-13 auto
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: Pilairo nasal pillows

Sex: Female
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Post: #6
RE: cpap or auto
I just changed to auto 8-13 and feel like I'm getting better sleep. I was on CPAP 11 for two years. Thanks to this board I found out my machine was auto capable and decided to give it a try. I like the idea of keeping a journal or log! I don't know why I didn't think of that myself. Thanks for the great ideas.
08-27-2012 12:23 PM
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lonnieb Offline

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Posts: 113
Joined: Jul 2012

Machine: ResMed S9
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Phillips ComfortGel Blue
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 7 - 13
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: I intend to live forever. So far, so good:Steven Wright

Sex: Male
Location: Tennessee

Post: #7
RE: cpap or auto
Bexxaann wrots
I just changed to auto 8-13 and feel like I'm getting better sleep. I was on CPAP 11 for two years. Thanks to this board I found out my machine was auto capable and decided to give it a try. I like the idea of keeping a journal or log! I don't know why I didn't think of that myself. Thanks for the great ideas


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08-27-2012 12:41 PM
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