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What used machine should I buy?
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What used machine should I buy?
Hello,

I was recently diagnosed with mild to moderate sleep apnea via an at home test through Lofta.  My results are:

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (G47.33) - Mild to Moderate based on pAHI=10.8, pRDI=24.2 and O2 nadir of 81%.

Not interested going through insurance hassle, as I have a high deductible plan. I am looking at purchasing a used machine, trying to stay under $500. Here is what I am finding on FB marketplace. 

Resmed Curve 10 ASV Bilevel 
Remed Airsense 11 autoset

Would really appreciate any advice you can offer on what purchase would make the most sense based on my test results.  Thank you.
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RE: What used machine should I buy?
Unless you were diagnosed with Central Sleep Apnea, the ASV would not be appropriate for you.

I would look for an Airsense 10 or 11 Autoset.  If you have a copy of your sleep study, post it here. This way you can receive more targeted advice.

Things to consider:
Do you know how many hours are on the A11?  Not just user hours, but also machine/blower hours.  

Was this machine used in a dust free, smoke free and animal free environment?
OpalRose
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RE: What used machine should I buy?
(03-18-2023, 07:26 AM)OpalRose Wrote: Unless you were diagnosed with Central Sleep Apnea, the ASV would not be appropriate for you.

I would look for an Airsense 10 or 11 Autoset.  If you have a copy of your sleep study, post it here.  This way you can receive more targeted advice.

Things to consider:
Do you know how many hours are on the A11?  Not just user hours, but also machine/blower hours.  

Was this machine used in a dust free, smoke free and animal free environment?

Thanks OpalRose.  I appreciate your response, I dis not considering some of these things.  I did include the readings from my sleep study in my post - is there any additional information that would be helpful?
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RE: What used machine should I buy?
What was the breakdown of the AHI.... Obstructives, hypopnea, Reras, clear airway events?

Note that most all sleep studies give a diagnosis of "Obstructive Sleep Apnea (G47.33)"

How long (minutes) were your O2 levels at 81%?
OpalRose
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OSCAR Chart Organization
How to Attach Images and Files.
OSCAR - The Guide
Soft Cervical Collar
Optimizing therapy
OSCAR supported machines
Mask Primer



INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE.  ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA.  INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
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RE: What used machine should I buy?
Opal - I just messaged you a link to my sleep study. Unfortunately,there was no breakdown of the AHI, but it did include a breakdown of O2 levels.
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RE: What used machine should I buy?
With your diagnosis of mild SA, you should do well with an AirSense 10 or 11. It may be hard to find one in your price range, but sometimes they're out there. Just be wary of some of the things I posted above. A private seller should have no issue with taking a photo of the screen to show you the blower hours.
OpalRose
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_______________________
OSCAR Chart Organization
How to Attach Images and Files.
OSCAR - The Guide
Soft Cervical Collar
Optimizing therapy
OSCAR supported machines
Mask Primer



INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE.  ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA.  INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
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RE: What used machine should I buy?
Thank you!
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RE: What used machine should I buy?
thereforeiwi;
 If You haven't found a machine, There are 3 for sale on the other major cpap talk site ..  
AS 11 $700.00   AS 11 $500.00   AS 10 $400.00 These prices are rounded up to the 
nearest hundred dollars ..
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