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REsmed S9 vs Resmed S10

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SleepyJules +0 points · about 1 month ago Original Poster

I currently use a Resmed S9 CPAP machine. I'm thinking of changing to a Resmed S10 Autoset. Does anyone know whether it is worthwhile changing? I like the idea of the pressure changing according to your breathing pattern but don't know effective the S10 is.

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Sierra +0 points · about 1 month ago Sleep Innovater

I have the ResMed AirSense A10 AutoSet. I started out in Auto mode, and after I found out what pressure works best for me, I switched it to fixed pressure mode. My wife has a S9 and still runs it in Auto mode. I think for people who have significant central apnea a fixed pressure may work better than an auto pressure machine. The auto pressure can get carried away and take the pressure too high which causes even more central apnea. I suffer from central apnea, but my wife does not.

The one nice feature of the A10 is the AutoRamp. It holds a fixed pressure until you go to sleep instead of actually ramping it up slowly for a fixed length of time.

Not sure where you are, but in Canada ResMed just increased prices drastically. The price of an A10 has gone from about $800 to $1200. Not sure about the price change in the US. It used to be after exchange the US prices were more than in Canada.

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SleepyJules +0 points · about 1 month ago Original Poster

Thank you very much for your reply - most enlightening! I think I'll stay with my S9. I recently lost my excess weight and felt so much better I stopped using the CPAP some months ago. However the lethargy and bad morning headaches came back plus I started having dreadful night tremors, so I'm back on the CPAP. I lowered the setting to 14 and sleeping comfortably again. My only complaint I often wake up with bad stomach pains from swallowed air. Any words of wisdom for that. I live in Cape Town SA by the way.

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Sierra +0 points · about 1 month ago Sleep Innovater

One issue with the AirSense CPAP is that it does not capture detailed data on the SD card. The Elite model does, and the AutoSet does. If you had detailed data on the card I would suggest using SleepyHead to determine if your pressure is OK. With no detailed data about all you can do is keep reducing the pressure until AHI becomes unacceptable.

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