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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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#12
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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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.
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#14
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)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.

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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!
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