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new CPAP machine
I got my first Cpap machine today (Respironics Dreamstation auto a-flex). is it a good machine?
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RE: new CPAP machine
(08-07-2019, 07:28 PM)buggy285 Wrote: I got my first Cpap machine today (Respironics Dreamstation auto a-flex). is it a good machine?

If you have plain vanilla obstructive sleep apnea, then yes - it's a good machine. Perhaps not as good as the equivalent Resmed AutoSet but it will definitely get the job done. Typically Philips machines respond a little slower than Resmed, so your minimum pressure may need to be set a bit higher.

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Don’t forget to order the Clinicians Manual for your new machine if you haven’t already done so.

https://www.apneaboard.com/adjust-cpap-p...tup-manual
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Thanks for the input. I will order the clinician manual.
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will OSCAR work over Bluetooth?
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No, OSCAR doesn't possess any communication capability.
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that kinda sucks... would be nice to be able to wirelessly read the data from my CPAP as it has built in Bluetooth. so far all ive been able to find that uses Bluetooth is DreamMapper.
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also how do I get my machine to show more information than just "therapy hours" on the "my info" screen?
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I haven't read the Clinicians Manual for the Dreamstation myself, but I wonder if it may have a setting that is described in the manual that can be changed to give the detail you're looking for.

The ResMed AirSense 10 has a setting that I learned about in the Clinicians Manual that makes it display a lot more information on the screen.
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im a bit cautious of using the clinician menu as its a new machine and i have to go through the compliance period for my insurance to cover the cost of the machine. the last thing I need is the DME, dr., or insurance to get upset over me changing settings. I will ask my dr. to adjust the setting when i go in for an appointment.
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