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should I buy CPAP machine from Snore MD or online

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bamby +0 points · 11 days ago Original Poster

I just got diagnosed with sleep apnea and need to buy CPAP machine Snore MD did all the tests for me but their price is $2700 including lifetime support Online I can buy for $1350 Do I really need need their support? Is it worth it paying extra money?

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PJK +0 points · 11 days ago

Its not worth it in my experience . RESMED has an online APP thats very helpful and you can purchase a RESMED Air sense 10 Autoset for less than $ 1,000 if you look carefully .Mask and tubing included . There are several forums where you can get help - like this one and - CPAP talk etc . Sleepyhead and so on . I do not know Snore but an attempt was made to rip me off 5 years ago when I first bought a CPAP - 2 k at that time . . I refused and went it alone for the most part and have self learned ever since . Many sites are available . With RESMED they now offer an APP which has a lot of info and a Forum " My Air " . Both very good and you can chart your progress on line as the Air Sense 10 auto is wifi capable . Sends your data to laptop each morning . If you need to see an expert for advice you can book a one at a time appointment with a service provider in your area . Look on line in your area . Good luck .

PJK

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bamby +0 points · 10 days ago Original Poster

thank you, this is helpful

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PJK +0 points · 10 days ago

The real experts are found on CPAPtalk . I'd recommend that you seek out as much help from them as you can . They are a team of several with literally decades of experience . They know the equipment and all the details of use and the mechanics -extremely helpful . Before you go any further ask your initial purchase question of " Pugsy " . Send your initial forum question to " Help Pugsy " He is the YODA of the sleep apnea world and I would consider any advice from him of exceptional value .

Good luck - its worth it to stick with getting the best info you can - and everyone seems ( needs ) are a bit different in terms of the tech , settings , and approach. .For the first 5 years of CPAP I did not do this and have suffered ( truly incapacitating ) consequences of not paying attention to the best and optimal use of CPAP I could make . 4 years of torture on a full face mask before going to a nasal pillow and a host of other failures too long to mention . Don't let that happen to you . It takes time to be on Forums and talk lines , but winnow out all the info that you can that fits your circumstances . Spend the money if you can reasonably see that the cost is likely to be of value- base on replies you get from others !

CPSAP Talk seems the best site of all for this valuable info and provides an OSCAR APP free . With MYAIR , RESMED , these two are a powerful set of tools . I have been to sleep physicians and sleep Registered Sleep analysts - neither have helped me . Thats not to say they may not for you . But the meter is always running and some are better than others . You have to " do your own yoga " :)

Good luck .

PJK

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bamby +0 points · 10 days ago Original Poster

thank you I downloaded on my iPhone Resmed free App, its a great tool to use

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Sierra +0 points · 5 days ago Sleep Innovater

The ResMed AirSense A10 Auto set is an excellent machine. You should get it on line for around $800 in the US. The Dreamstation Auto is also very good and may be less.

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