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Posts: 1
Joined: Mar 2015

Machine: resmed
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: resmed airfit
Humidifier: resmed
CPAP Pressure: 9 to14
CPAP Software: ResScan

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Sex: Male

Post: #1
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Have been using res med 10 for about four weeks.had to tighten mask more than what therapist said to to stop most leaks.air pressure different every time I wake up.wondering how long it takes to get to a point where you are caught up on rest from years of sleep deprivation.also would like to at numbers,a events etc.thanks for any replays in advance.
03-16-2015 12:53 PM
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Posts: 1,405
Joined: Oct 2014

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Other
Mask Make & Model: P-10 / F&P Simplus / DreamWear
Humidifier: H5i w/Climateline
CPAP Pressure: 8 - EPR 3
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: CMS-50F & 50IW

Sex: Male
Location: Georgia

Post: #2
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Welcome to the forum, eezel!

I see that you have ResScan listed. The most current version of ResScan is 5.3. If you're having problems with it here is a link to instructions:

Additionally you may wish to consider Sleepyhead. SH is a free software that will provide much more sleep information than ResScan. You can also have both ResScan and Sleepyhead on the same computer. Here is a link to Sleepyhead. You will need the version for the AS10.


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03-16-2015 02:01 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Posts: 6,630
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: #3
RE: new to forum
Hi eezel,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Sometimes it can take quite a while to notice improvements but just stick with it, it does get better.
Hang in there for more responses to your post and much success to you with your CPAP therapy.

03-16-2015 03:04 PM
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zonk Offline

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Posts: 7,946
Joined: Feb 2012

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: #4
RE: new to forum
Hi eezel
I assume you're using Airsense 10 AutoSet as you profile shows ... CPAP pressure 9 - 14 which indicate machine on "AutoSet" mode and the machine adjust pressure between these two numbers (minimum pressure and maximum pressure)

Have you received the clinical manual, if not, its available via email

For Setup Instructions with pictures, click here:

The clinical manual is important document, going to show you the features (Ramp, EPR, climate control if using heated hose, etc ...) of the machine and how to use them and adjust them to your preference. Its important to set "Essentials" in "Option Menu" to "PLUS" so sleep report on the LCD shows efficacy data (AHI, leak, etc..), you'll NOT get this information if "Essentials" set to "ON"

Don't be afraid to trial different masks, many of us try a number of masks and different types which also includes nasal and nasal pillows masks which re less cumbersome than full face masks
Mask shouldn't too tight or too loose, comfortable and good seal is essential for effective treatment

As for how long ... its all depend on your attitude and persistence to make the therapy work for you

I don't believe its measured by "how long might take" after all we have been sleep deprived for so many years , there is a lot of healing and repairs to be done

Everyone is different, for me snoring and morning headache gone in the first week, as got use to sleeping with my PAP, my sleep improved and started to feel better
Even now after more than 4 years on PAP, I can still notice improvement day after day

Best of luck
03-16-2015 04:44 PM
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