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Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto 560 with A Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 For Her
Humidifier: REMStar heated humidifier with heated hose
CPAP Pressure: Auto Cpap 10-13 AFLEX 1
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Started CPAP Therapy October 23, 2014

Sex: Female
Location: Northeast Ohio, USA

Post: #11
RE: need advice please
In your original post, she was perscribed a pressure range of 5 to 15?
You have to actually set those pressure ranges on your machine. When you find the machine you want, someone here can guide you or help to set up proper settings.
The clinicians manual can be requested for whatever machine you purchase. See top of page.

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09-07-2015 09:11 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Posts: 6,452
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: #12
RE: need advice please
Hi rokky,
If your wife tried the AirFit N10, I know they are loud because I have one. I like it for the fit and the headgear but, it is very loud, when your pressure rises. I don’t know if the AirFit F10 is loud, but I’m about to find out.
Here is a link to help you with which CPAP machines to buy and which ones to avoid: http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...ne_Choices
Hang in there for more responses to your post and much success to your wife as she starts her CPAP journey.
Oh by the way, WELCOME! to the forum.!

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(This post was last modified: 09-07-2015 09:35 PM by trish6hundred.)
09-07-2015 09:18 PM
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rokky Offline

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Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: none
Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: none
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Post: #13
RE: need advice please
Thanks for the warm welcome.

That link you gave me is exactly what I needed! Thanks. I was leaning towards Devilbiss for a minute or two ... whew! There is a good deal on a "S9 for her" I'm leaning towards. She will have the final say of course but I'm sure pink will sell it ... lol.

The wife tried the Airfit F10 and it was the most quiet out of the three she tried. I could hardly hear her breath. The other 2 were quite annoying.
09-07-2015 10:02 PM
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Sleeprider Online
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Posts: 3,395
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: #14
RE: need advice please
The auto machines are quite intelligent, and use sensors, together with a program to adjust pressure based on detection of flow limitations, snores and breathing volume changes. They work best when the minimum pressure is set closer to the required therapeutic pressure. Maximum pressure is not so critical as long as it is high enough to treat the obstructive apneas in any body position or sleep stage. The prescription is very good, and is a reasonable range that she will probably narrow as time goes on. It provides for your needed supplies for life.

Good luck in finding a good deal and please don't hesitate to have your wife join here. Success is improved with support and information like what she will received here.

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09-08-2015 09:15 AM
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rokky Offline

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Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: none
Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: none
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Post: #15
RE: need advice please
(09-08-2015 09:15 AM)Sleeprider Wrote:  The auto machines are quite intelligent, and use sensors, together with a program to adjust pressure based on detection of flow limitations, snores and breathing volume changes. They work best when the minimum pressure is set closer to the required therapeutic pressure. Maximum pressure is not so critical as long as it is high enough to treat the obstructive apneas in any body position or sleep stage. The prescription is very good, and is a reasonable range that she will probably narrow as time goes on. It provides for your needed supplies for life.

Good luck in finding a good deal and please don't hesitate to have your wife join here. Success is improved with support and information like what she will received here.

Thanks so much Sleeprider and everyone else who has given advice and info.

I'll try to get the wife interested in the forum. Right now she is disgusted with the apnea thing and having to wear a mask at night. If it wasn't for me, she would have kept ignoring it.

The good news is: I found a decent deal on a Remstar auto 60 series with a heated hose and tap water tank. We decided to stay with the same machine she trialed on as it worked well for her.

It's been a busy time for me. Crash course on sleep apnea and hardware. The help here is invaluable and I'm sure to be back asking more questions.

Thanks again for all your support.
09-09-2015 11:46 AM
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Posts: 85
Joined: Aug 2014

Machine: Resmart CPAP
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Drive Medical Comfort Fit Deluxe
Humidifier: Resmart
CPAP Pressure: 10.5 cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: No downloadable software available for Resmart. Partial data available via icodeconnect.com

Sex: Male
Location: Central Florida

Post: #16
RE: need advice please
Hi Rocky,

You are getting sound advice in your replies so far. From experience I recommend that you stick with a known brand CPAP. I accepted a machine that is not in the mainstream (out of lack of knowledge) and have real doubts about it. If you need to make a decision and need help this forum will produce quick responses and a day of delay, if it comes to that, would be well spent.

Also, if you haven't already, make sure you get a hard copy or an electronic copy of the complete sleep study including recommendations. Good luck!
09-09-2015 01:52 PM
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