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what would be the best machine to get, and where?
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JimZZZ Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: ResMed H5i (not using)
CPAP Pressure: 9 - 14
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: CareFusion PureSom Ultra Chinstrap

Sex: Male
Location: Western North Carolina

Post: #11
RE: what would be the best machine to get, and where?
I am fairly new at CPAP and am only experienced with the ResMed S9 AutoSet but I can confirm that this device is working fine for me. I have struggled with masks and chin straps but have no problems with the S9.
03-18-2014 05:56 AM
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readyforsleep Offline

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Posts: 233
Joined: Mar 2014

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for her
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Swift FX for her
Humidifier: attached
CPAP Pressure: 14.6-17.4
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Female
Location: Lawrenceburg, Indiana

Post: #12
RE: what would be the best machine to get, and where?
Zonk -

Thank-you. That was helpful. I have it narrowed to 2: Res Med S9 AutoSet and PRS1 Auto 560. I wish I could do a trial run for 30 days...

2010 sleep study 63 AHI, 2014 3.0
03-18-2014 11:32 AM
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skram Offline

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Joined: Jan 2014

Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Pilairo Q.
Humidifier: ResMed S9 Series H5i
CPAP Pressure: 5-20
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada

Post: #13
RE: what would be the best machine to get, and where?
Stan - are there any sleep centres (like "The Snore Shop") in BC? Here in Nova Scotia, they offer free at home sleep study and then for $100, they set you up with a machine for a 30 day trial in which you try out the machine and various masks.
(I think the other sleep centres do the same thing - some are associated with VitalAire or Medigas as well).
At the end of the trial, you can buy the machine or walk away. I have insurance through my employer that paid for the machine, but if you don't have insurance, you will know what you need for machine, mask and pressure settings and could then buy from a cheaper source. (There is an online Canadian supplier cpapclinic whose prices seem better than from the local shops).

Zonk - are you in the US or Canada - if in Cda, you may want to check to see if you can get a trial run.
03-18-2014 12:27 PM
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readyforsleep Offline

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Posts: 233
Joined: Mar 2014

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for her
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Swift FX for her
Humidifier: attached
CPAP Pressure: 14.6-17.4
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Female
Location: Lawrenceburg, Indiana

Post: #14
RE: what would be the best machine to get, and where?
Skram - Bingo! Thank you. I called my provider, actually got someone on the phone and they are going to let me borrow a machine so I can get some data for my doctors appointment on the 11th! Amazing. This forum is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!

2010 sleep study 63 AHI, 2014 3.0
03-18-2014 12:51 PM
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skram Offline

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Posts: 61
Joined: Jan 2014

Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Pilairo Q.
Humidifier: ResMed S9 Series H5i
CPAP Pressure: 5-20
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada

Post: #15
RE: what would be the best machine to get, and where?
readyforsleep - you are welcome! I've received great info from the forum, so glad to be able to help out.
03-18-2014 02:06 PM
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