I am also looking at CPAP machines. In particular this one:
PR System One REMstar Pro CPAP & Heated Humidifier DS460HS
I have reviewed your list of machines not to get, and this one does not seem to be on the list. I have an older PR System One which works fine, but does not collect any data. It is the 251P series. I am only getting a new machine so I can get data. Does this make sense?
Based on what I am reading here, the only way to get on top of my sleep is to go into the doctor with data. Otherwise how can he help me?
2010 sleep study 63 AHI, 2014 3.0
I live in B.C. and have asked around about Gov programs to help pay for machines, there does not seem to be any
looking at 2 machines
S9 AutoSet $950 CAD (H5i Included).
PR System One REMstar 60 Auto Machine $850 CAD (Humidifier Included).
leaning to the S9 right now, the climate control for the humidifier seems like it may be a cool thing
I have no idea about any of this
have a over night stay at a sleep clinic coming up but not sure when, on the 10th of next month is the first appointment for that doc. if they do the over night they will tell me then I hope
I am guessing the S9 will handle any problems I may have, so no matter what the doc says the S9 will fill the bill, that is my guess and hope. info if I am wrong would be a god sent seeing as I hope to buy tomorrow.
looking at the soft fabric mask, looks nice, any help or advice on masks would be of great help as well.
looking into things further
New, Open Box ResMed S9 VPAP Auto w/ Heated Humidifier $1049.00 USD
New, Open Box ResMed S9 VPAP S w/ Heated Humidifier $925.00 USD
not sure what one would be the best to get, rule of thumb is pay the bucks and get the good stuff. not sure if that applies here as one can waste money real easy when you have no idea what your doing.
not looking for doc type info, just what you guys think and know on the subject
I agree entirely with SleepWrangler. This is one field where paying top dollar doesn't automatically get the "best" machine. Each of us is different and there are several different types of apnea (obstructive, central, mixed, complex). Jumping in and buying a machine without proper diagnosis might end up costing more for a machine that's not optimum for your condition. Get the tests done first then talk with your doctor about which is the optimum machine for you.
Even after the tests, I'd be inclined to rent a machine for a while and see how it goes. Some machines which are notionally similar actually have very different effects on individuals. For example I have tried both the Philips BiPAP ASV and the ResMed VPAP Adapt - on paper they are very similar, but the ResMed was far more comfortable and effective for me. Other people have found the opposite.
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