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#1
I have taken two tests at home one on the finger.
one on the finger and chest both said that i have apnea.
how ever they said i need to come in for a $1400.00 over night study
after spending $200.00 for the first and $450.00 for the second.

my ? is i have a friend that just got a new cpap and gave me his old one that is set at 11 i just don't know if i should try it and see if it helps or save up for the overnight test. I'm just tired of being tired all the time. And money is an issue.
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#2
Give us the make and model of the machine and people here can help you set it up. You most likely don't need another study unless you have a sleep issue that a straight or auto xpap can't treat.
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#3
It is a resmed elite humidaire
thank you
the mask that i have covers you nose
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#4
Hi utahhandyman,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Much success to you as you continue your CPAP therapy and hang in there for more responses to your post.
trish6hundred
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#5
(03-30-2016, 09:00 PM)utahhandyman Wrote: It is a resmed elite humidaire
thank you
the mask that i have covers you nose


look on the back, or bottom for the label, and on that will be a model, or REF number (depending on age).

also look on the mask for any words or letters printed on it anywhere.
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#6
resmed s8 elite

mask resmed activecell
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#7
(03-30-2016, 06:42 PM)utahhandyman Wrote: I have taken two tests at home one on the finger.
one on the finger and chest both said that i have apnea.
how ever they said i need to come in for a $1400.00 over night study
after spending $200.00 for the first and $450.00 for the second.

my ? is i have a friend that just got a new cpap and gave me his old one that is set at 11 i just don't know if i should try it and see if it helps or save up for the overnight test. I'm just tired of being tired all the time. And money is an issue.


What were the results of the two overnight tests? Did they give you your AHI readings? You have a right to the results of those tests...post some information here so we can advise.

Also, your friends S8 is an older machine and may not serve you well at all.

The reason they would want you to do an overnight test is to titrate you for the optimum pressure. You don't need to go that route with another study.

If you can get a doctor to write a script for an Auto Cpap, that would be your best avenue. Many people use an auto Cpap to titrate themselves without doing another study.

You have already spent over 600.00 on testing. You can purchase an open box new auto machine or a low hour used machine at Supplier #2 for that amount.
See supplier list at top of page.
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#8
The S8 collects limited data; and requires a special card and reader to view the data in software. Rendering the S8 near useless in tracking therapy.
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#9
thank you for the help
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#10
Could another reason they want a full sleep study is to satisfy health insurance requirements? Seem to recall that's what I was told. I didn't qualify in my first test some years ago--I honestly only slept a few hours and wondered how anyone could they way they have you hooked up. This despite the insistence of my wife who insisted I had an issue. Gave it another try and tried to avoid another formal sleep study--they mentioned the home tests but also said they have some issues with insurance and those.
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