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Resmed S10 AirSense - Anyone have one? Any feedback?

Hi All,I've just ordered a new Resmed S10 AirSense, and I was wondering if anyone here has used one?Any information or input would be appreciated!See More
Sep 29
Andy replied to Andy's discussion Resmed S8 AutoSet II - No Longer Collecting Data??
"Hi All, Well, I went to the sleep doc today, and he ordered a new S10 for me! I still don't know why my S8 is not tracking data anymore. Anyone have any ideas?"
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liz4cps commented on liz4cps's group Prince William Co, VA support group
"Just found they have a Facebook for the REMedy event, 1st Class Sleep REMedy Wellness Health Fair."
Sep 25
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"Reminder: REMedy event is this Saturday, 10 am to 2pm.  Topics include: Nutrition and Weight Management with Sarah Kelly, Registered Nutritionist/Dietitian Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Apnea with Drs. Rena Vakay & Lara…"
Sep 25
Kay Day left a comment for Kay Day
"September 1, 2014 My apologies to Sleep Guide for not participating in a long time. In January 2012 I started classes at the local community college (my husband is an instructor there, and my tuition is refunded when my grades are above a C. My…"
Sep 1
Mary Z posted a discussion

Sleep apnea increases risk of osteoporosis

Sleep apnea/osteoporosis study finds “increased” health riskA recently published study may have found a connection between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and osteoporosis, marking yet another health…See More
Aug 23
Mary Z replied to ZolliStar's discussion Non-invasion approach that can relieve mild sleep apnea
"Hi ZolliStar, I've heard before that speech therapy, or singing lessons can help sleep apnea.  The problem at that time was there was no way to determine which exercises help.  Getting research done, rather than anecdotal would be…"
Jul 28
ZolliStar posted a discussion

Non-invasion approach that can relieve mild sleep apnea

Some people report that singing -- singing! -- really helps their sleep apnea. Dr. Stephen Park said that myology (which are exercises to strengthen muscles around the inside of one's mouth area) helps some. I think singing would be better.  If you read all the FAQs on this (click below), I think you'll agree that it makes sense for some. Maybe you.http://www.singingforsnorers.com/index.htmSee More
Jul 28
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Jul 20
liz4cps commented on liz4cps's group Prince William Co, VA support group
"I talked to Kimberlie at the Novant Sleep lab last week (at Prince William Hospital) and she said they would not be holding any meetings this year but are planning to start holding meetings again next year.  I'll let you know when we have…"
Jul 14
richard graham posted a status
"I just have mask called the Wisp. Hope it works. Anybody have experience with it. I have an ultra mirage nasal mask and get leaks at brid"
Jul 9
Andy posted a discussion

Resmed S8 AutoSet II - No Longer Collecting Data??

Hi All,First off, my apologies for not checking in for a long time.I've been using my Resmed S8 AutoSet II for almost 3 years! I feel great, have lost almost 30 lbs, am no longer sleepy during the day, sleep through the night, and have my short-term memory back.Yay!I've told my doctors that I'm the "poster child" for Sleep Apnea and CPAPs! It's been, and continues to be, such an amazing experience that I want everyone to know!Everything has been going well in CPAP-land, but in the last few…See More
Jul 7
hifay replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"What type of chin straps?"
Jul 6
Ginny Edmundson replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"No real improvement in sleep study.  Just not having to use cervical neck color.  What a bummer. Surgeon wants another sleep study in about a month or so (home one) Not sure if will do or not. "
Jun 22
Mary Z replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"Ginny, how are you doing after the tongue procedure?"
Jun 22
Mary Z posted a discussion

AHI finally under five.

I have been on CPAP since March 2008 and had a good AHI when I started therapy (under 5).Then my AHI started getting worse- for a while it stayed in the 20's, then we got it to the high teens.  Nothing we did would help.  My doctor said it was due to the meds I take.  For a couple of years I just tolerated the high AHI.  I did another sleep study and changed to an ASV machine.  For two years I still had a AHI around 11-13.  Then all of a sudden - a month ago I noticed my AHI was running five or…See More
Jun 22
ZolliStar replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"FWIW, I've been alternating between my mouth device and my APAP. I haven't used humidity at all when I use the APAP -- and don't miss it, either. "
Jun 14
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"I still use humidity but less of it. It seems to be working OK.."
Jun 14
ZolliStar replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"I rarely use the humidifier. I think it's less necessary during the summer when there is humidity.   I also switch between my mouth device and the APAP.  I like each for different reasons. Not sure with which I sleep better, though.…"
May 21

Respironics PR SystemOne APAPs and BPAPs Problems

Anyone using a PR S1 PAP that is stopping and starting during the night all on its own despite AutoOn and Auto Off being turned off??

Anyone using EncorePro v.2 or higher w/their PR S1 who is having breaks in the Wave Form graphs indicating the possible self-stopping/self-starting problem?

 

 

There's been discussion of this sef-stopping/self-starting at cpaptalk.com and other wave form pages posted as well.

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Hi Judy, Do you have any power fluctuations? Are you using a surge protector or ups?Things like the heating system kicking on can cause spikes in supply voltage.How many hours are on your machine? Good Sleep,Chris
I experienced the same problem late last year. One night it turned off for 4 hours and another for 1 hour, I returned it to the supplier and it was replaced with a new machine. There have been discussions about this on another forum and the problem seems to be with machines bought in early 2010.
I had a machine swapped out very promptly earlier this month when it started making noise in sympathy with my breathing pattern.  The DME explained that this had been the precursor to an unspecified more serious problem and that Respironics had made revisions  to the newer machines to address this.

On the PR S1 BPAP Auto that stopped and wouldn't start again: 1266.8 hrs. About 5 months of use.

 

On the PR S1 current loaner that is stopping and starting on its own: 352.2 hrs. About 44 nights of use.

Not on a surge protector. IF the d*mn thing is so sensitive that the furnace kicking on and off blows its mind it isn't worth a d*mn anyway. My husband is an electrician, a darn good one, he wired this house, the furnace is less than 5 years old.

 

And - interesting Clueless - because both of these BPAP Autos have been very quiet - usually - but both have also had their "noisy" periods - in sympathy w/my breathing.

 

When I get my beloved VPAP Auto back and return this loaner I will be sure to mention these issues to them. Its their BPAP Auto, they can then do w/it whatever they want.

 

By the way - did anyone read about the PR S1 Anniversary Edition PR S1 PAPs???

 

http://http://blog.thecpappeople.com/blog/2010/11/16/philips-respir...

chris h said:

Hi Judy, Do you have any power fluctuations? Are you using a surge protector or ups?Things like the heating system kicking on can cause spikes in supply voltage.How many hours are on your machine? Good Sleep,Chris
Hi Judy, Your husband being an electrician may have a voltage meter that tracks highs and lows in supply voltage. I had a neighbor that had an arc welder that other stuff that caused supply fluctuations and havock with my electronics. Your machines do not have a huge amount of time on them . Just trying to narrow down what caused failures. Good Sleep, Chris

Judy said:

On the PR S1 BPAP Auto that stopped and wouldn't start again: 1266.8 hrs. About 5 months of use.

 

On the PR S1 current loaner that is stopping and starting on its own: 352.2 hrs. About 44 nights of use.

Not on a surge protector. IF the d*mn thing is so sensitive that the furnace kicking on and off blows its mind it isn't worth a d*mn anyway. My husband is an electrician, a darn good one, he wired this house, the furnace is less than 5 years old.

 

And - interesting Clueless - because both of these BPAP Autos have been very quiet - usually - but both have also had their "noisy" periods - in sympathy w/my breathing.

 

When I get my beloved VPAP Auto back and return this loaner I will be sure to mention these issues to them. Its their BPAP Auto, they can then do w/it whatever they want.

 

By the way - did anyone read about the PR S1 Anniversary Edition PR S1 PAPs???

 

http://http://blog.thecpappeople.com/blog/2010/11/16/philips-respir...

 

chris h said:

Hi Judy, Do you have any power fluctuations? Are you using a surge protector or ups?Things like the heating system kicking on can cause spikes in supply voltage.How many hours are on your machine? Good Sleep,Chris

Thanks, Chris. I've mentioned it to him and he is mumbling but checking things out now. I doubt it is any neighbor's equipment tho. *wicked grin*. We're sitting on 10 acres w/a good buffer between homes.

 

I'm not the only one having these problems and others have had theirs replaced by Respironics so I'm putting my money on their being faulty machines despite the odds against TWO of them ending up in my bedroom. It obviously is not an unknown problem w/the S1s but also not a particularily prevalent problem since there are a lot of S1s out there very much loved by their owners/users. Pooh happens. Even to the best of us.

While he is at it ask him to look at house ground conections  , I have seen corroded clamps make poor conection ,(that at a glance looked fine) Two machine failures could be just your luck but if something is flakey and machine fails again you can tell the company you know its their stuff not yours. "My hubby an electrician verified it.....so their : ) " Tell your hubby thanks for looking, Good Sleep, Chris

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