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ResMed S9 life expectancy
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RE: ResMed S9 life expectancy
I am on a fixed pressure, the supplier said even in my case, the S10 will do the same as the S9. Unless i go the auto route and play around with the auto settings it will be the same. The doctor says fixed pressure is working. Previously had overnight sleep tests yearly for about 6-7 years until the government changed the Australian medicare rules to save money, each time came back with fixed pressure. It was said i will have more events if not fixed pressure, but the auto option at some point sounds like an interesting option. Auto adjusted fixed pressure would be ideal for weight fluctuations, but it doesn't exist.
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RE: ResMed S9 life expectancy
My story=doc said the same thing.

I kept my machines a long time. First one for 9 years...when I replaced it I found the new one was quiet. The old one was very noisy.
The sleep doc only wanted proof I wore my mask with machine on for at least 4 hours a night Every night.

When I finally bought an apap machine last August after over 30 years of cpap I found the new machine was more comfortable to use on cpap settings.  After I listened and accepted the recommendations here I settled into apap use.  My treatment is much more successful.

Hope this helps.


edit:  I really feel much better using my apap with the settings recommended here.

I wish I had purchased my S10 sooner.  My thought---apap treatment is better for me than cpap treatment was.  I hope this observation helps you.  After all this gear isn't fun to wear. It should work as well as possible.
DaveL
Compliant for over 30 years

I'm just a cpap user like you. I don't give medical advice. I hope to learn from you, and share my experiences with you. 
Seek the advice of a physician before seeking treatment for medical conditions including sleep apnea. Sleep-well

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RE: ResMed S9 life expectancy
Auto CPAP need to be optimized for each user. Without question the machine will 'work' if set at 4-20, but it works sooo much better when optimized. We do occasionally see someone with 4-20 and it is 'optimized' for them, but that is very rare.
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RE: ResMed S9 life expectancy
Gideon when I started using my S10 as a cpap my numbers were worse than my old S9.

I switched with a lot to help here and reset it as an apap. Numbers were getting better. I had to learn to be patient. As much as I wanted them to be perfect and immediately it took a while.

Now my settings have been unchanged for a few months. I had an AHI of 0 last night!

So the "optimized" settings really work. I don't focus on the number as I used to. I watch sleep quality and how I feel.
DaveL
Compliant for over 30 years

I'm just a cpap user like you. I don't give medical advice. I hope to learn from you, and share my experiences with you. 
Seek the advice of a physician before seeking treatment for medical conditions including sleep apnea. Sleep-well

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