gurneet wrote:Hi All,
I have been diagnosed with sleep apnea and the doctor recommended to have a CPAP with humidifier. I have zeroed down on Resmed's S9 Auto Escape model, however someone told me the latest model is of inferior quality as compared to the Resmed's previous model S8 etc. Would like to get the feedback from the user who have been using the S9 model for past couple of years, the pros and cons, any problems faced etc.
The S9 autoset is an awesome machine. The S9 Escape Auto has no data other than hours of usage and ahi. There is a lot more to cpap treatment than that, so you really want to get the machine with full data. You will be able to look at your pressures through the night and see how it is changing and if you need to adjust your range. You may see that it is set too low and needs time to get to your needed pressure. Or perhaps it isn't set high enough at the top end and is stuck at the top, unable to help you. A simple change in pressures can fix these problems, but if you can't see what it is doing or what it wants to do, you won't be able to take advantage of it.
The Autoset also shows your breathing waveforms, leak (which can really mess up your treatment if it gets too bad), if you are still snoring, how deeply you are breathing, etc. You can see the graph of your whole night, and you can zoom in as much as you want to get a really good look. Another great feature is to see when your events are, what type they are, and how LONG they are. This can tell you much more than the ahi, as you can have a great ahi and still be having super long apneas. And it can help you adjust your treatment if you know when they are happening and if they are in clusters.
Welcome to the group. Get the S9 AUTOSET (or the respironics model that was mentioned, it also has great data and graphs). Do NOT get the Escape.
Who would have thought it would be this challenging to sleep and breathe at the same time?