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Ginny Edmundson replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"As of now I no longer have to use a chin strap.  I am anxious about the sleep study.  Wondering if I will be able to sleep WITHOUT the CPAP….even thought I hate it it is a part of every night now and is what I am used to.  "
Sunday
Clueless in Redwood Shores replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"I had it on the same outpatient basis.  Much pain, no long term gain.  I did not have the annual repetition - that might or might not have made the difference. "
Sunday
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"glad to hear it, Richard.  Keep us posted."
Apr 13
Mary Z left a comment for richard graham
"Glad to hear it's working, Richard."
Apr 11
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"The chin strap is helping. Been having better sleep. Thanks Ginny and Mary for your help"
Apr 11
Ginny Edmundson replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"Thanks, Mary~  Fingers are crossed.  My pressure is one point lower than when I began (7) and AHI is some lower (7 day average).  I am anxious about sleep study as I have not slept without CPAP in 2.5 years!   "
Apr 6
Mary Z replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"Good job, Ginny Hope the sleep study shows some good results."
Apr 6
Ginny Edmundson replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"Last procedure done!  This time he gave me meds to take before so less anxiety while waiting!  For the first time I was able to eat normal food on the way home after the procedure.  No pain after 12 hours.  If it only works.…"
Apr 5
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"Some folks run their humidifiers in passover mode- not turning on the heat just letting the air blow over the water.  That would not give any heat though. "
Apr 5
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"Interesting, I actually feel a little better when I don't use the humidifier, but the humidifier helps with sinuses. The cold air stuff's me up. Gonna try running heat and a nasal spray"
Apr 4
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"Good luck with it- let us know how you do, Richard."
Apr 4
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"I just picked up a new chin strap and will use it with my ultra mirage."
Apr 4
richard graham posted a discussion

nasal sprays

Just wanting some suggestions for some good nasal sprays to dry up sinusus. Thank you
Apr 3
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"Thanks Mary"
Apr 3
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"I have both.  I use the chin strap with my Wisp and I also have a FFM if I choose to use that one. I'm a mouth breather.  I find nasal masks are easier to fit without leaks"
Apr 3
Mary Z replied to Mary Z's discussion Using comfort features
"Nasacort is now available without a prescription.  I personally use Afrin on the rare nights I need it for being stuffed up."
Apr 3
richard graham replied to Mary Z's discussion Using comfort features
"Mary, do you recommend a good nasal spray?"
Apr 2
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"Wondering if mouth breathers do better with FFM"
Apr 2
richard graham posted a discussion

mouth breathing

I'm a mouth breather, and am wondering weather to get a chin strap or affm
Apr 2
richard graham replied to Mary Z's discussion Using comfort features
"I've been thinking about trying a nasal spray. Thanks that's useful info."
Apr 2

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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