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Sierra

Sierra
Joined Jul 2018
Bio

CPAP: AirSense 10 AutoSet

Set to CPAP Fixed Mode

Pressure 11 cm

Ramp: Auto

Ramp Start: 9 cm

EPR: 2, Full Time

Mask: ResMed AirFit P10 Nasal Pillow

Canada

Sierra
Joined Jul 2018
Bio

CPAP: AirSense 10 AutoSet

Set to CPAP Fixed Mode

Pressure 11 cm

Ramp: Auto

Ramp Start: 9 cm

EPR: 2, Full Time

Mask: ResMed AirFit P10 Nasal Pillow

Canada

I should not paint all sleep clinics with the same brush, but many are really only in it to the point of selling a CPAP machine at a big markup. They pretend to offer follow up care, but really do not do much. Where I am if you get a "free" sleep study done and if you test positive for the need to use a CPAP they offer it at a cost of about $2500. Things have changes due to COVID and a microchip shortage but at the time the whole machine and mask kit could be bought on line for about $800. The difference is their markup.

The other little dirty secret of the industry is that the MyAir app sends very limited summary data over the air. If the clinic even looks at it, there is not much to see. However, AHI's over 5 should be raising red flags, and it sounds like it has not. MyAir is mainly intended for those who get their machine paid for by insurance or medicare on the condition that it is used a certain minimum amount. MyAir designed to measure that compliance, and not really to provide information on how the machine should be adjusted.

Approved clinics that sell ResMed machines should have a program called ResScan that produces similar report to OSCAR. The only way they can see the detailed data that you see with OSCAR is if you bring your SD card into the clinic and they download the data like you do with OSCAR and view it in ResScan. Only then can they see the details needed to evaluate what is going on and make good recommendations for adjustment. This takes time that they don't want to spend. Instead they want you to come in and do a sleep study which they can bill for.

Dirty secrets of the industry! But, I am sure some are much more responsible....