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How are the Resmed 10 Autoset and Resmed 10 Autoset for Her different?

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SirRobin +0 points · about 2 years ago Original Poster

Hi,

I know the Resmed 10 Autoset for Her has a A gender-specific algorithm. However, how would I know if not this algorithm is better for me as a man? Or gives the for her the option to choose between the regular algorithm and the one for women?

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Sierra +1 point · about 2 years ago Sleep Patron

There is no way to tell ahead of time if the For Her algorithm would be better for you or not. You would simply have to try it and see how it compares to the standard AutoSet mode, which is still an option on the For Her machine. There is no down side that I am aware of to the For Her version is does everything the standard AutoSet machine does plus it offers the ability to try the second mode. Oh, and it does have a different coloured case. The main limitation I see in the For Her mode is that it only responds to obstructive apnea up to 12 cm of pressure. So it would not be suitable for someone having apnea above 12 cm. From what I see from your pressures you are well below that, and it would not be a limitation to you. But again whether it will be better or worse than the standard mode would only be known by trying it. The big plus is that you have the extra mode available to you to try.

See pages 4, and then pages 6-7 for a description of the modes available and how the For Her mode is different.

AutoSet Technical Manual

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SirRobin +0 points · about 2 years ago Original Poster

Thank you, Sierra. If I understand the manual correctly, only when set to the "for her" mode the A10 for her limits to 12cm for apnea events, correct? If I were using the regular algorithm mode, then this limitation is not applicable, right?

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Sierra +0 points · about 2 years ago Sleep Patron

Yes, that is my interpretation too. You either set the machine to the AutoSet mode and it behave like a standard AutoSet machine, or you set it to AutoSet For Her, and it uses the special For Her algorithm. I recently discovered that there is another mode available on both machines, that is not described in the Clinical Manual. It is a response setting that can be set to normal or to soft. The soft setting is not the For Her algorithm, but only slows the pressure response to events.

If you want to do a deeper dive into how the For Her algorithm differs from the standard one here is a link to a paper written by ResMed. While it focuses on differences between men and women, I still think that men can have some of the same issues, and the mode may be beneficial to them too, if their pressure requirements are not too high. For example Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome can be an issue in men too, and this mode may provide benefits for UARS sufferers male of female.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Women: Specific Issues and Interventions

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