Living without nightly stats (and ancient equipment)

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Living without nightly stats (and ancient equipment)

Post by D.H. » Sun Jun 27, 2021 9:18 am

Since I first got my DreamStation, I was able to get stats. I know how many hours I slept (ok, it was really how many hours I was hooked up to the machine), and what my AHI was, and a few other things. Lots more detail was available through SleepyHead.OSCAR.

Since the recall, I have reverted to a very old machine that I had as a backup. Specifically, it it an F&P HC-233. The only thing it measures is motor hours. This is even more primitive than a car odometer. An odometer measures whether the car is actually moving. This meter doesn't care if you have the mask on or even if the hose is attached.

Furthermore, I'm not sure if I'll be able to get replacement filters or a replacement water thank for this one. I'm not sure if they're available at all, and I'm not sure if my insurance will cover it, especially in the absence of compliance data.

Note that this macinhe can't be used without the tank, due to its configuration. As you can see the hose goes into the water tank. It cannot connect directly to the unit.

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Update: New Machine

Post by D.H. » Tue Sep 14, 2021 1:50 pm

I has signed up with Philips recall program as soon as I heard of it.

They sent a DreamStation2 machine to my house last night. It's smaller than the old one.

The heated hose from the Dream Station 1 can be used with this machine. The filters and the water tank are different.

Here are the pluses (over the old one):
1) it's smaller and lighter than the old one.
2) It is even quieter than the old one, despite that they're now using a "safe" foam.
3) The "full" mark on the tank is much more prominent than in the old model
4) The hose attaches to the front of the machine as opposed to the back of the machine, as is the case with the Dream Station 1. This helps with hose reach, and also makes it less likely that I can drag the unit down by turning in my sleep.

Here are some minuses:
1) The water tank needs to be removed in two stages to fill or even to check water level.
2) There is no swivel on the hose connector (not an issue because the hose attaches to the front).
3) The touch screen - which is on top of the machine - seems to be less sensitive than it ought to be.
4) It does not appear to be compatible with OSCAR at this time. This is not a big issue for right now, as I know my best pressure.
5) It does not appear to have a pre-heat feature (at least I can't find one).
6) You cannot detach and leave the water tank behind. Not an issue for me, as I need it anyhow. That was also the case with the relic I was using in the interim period (F&P HC-233 circa 2005).
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Re: Update: New Machine

Post by zonker » Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:45 pm

D.H. wrote:
Tue Sep 14, 2021 1:50 pm
I has signed up with Philips recall program as soon as I heard of it.

They sent a DreamStation2 machine to my house last night. It's smaller than the old one.

thanks for the details.

if you have time, could you post in this thread?-

https://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic/t182 ... hread.html

someone there is asking what parts of the country are getting their machines first. iirc, you're in new york city?
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Re: Living without nightly stats (and ancient equipment)

Post by chunkyfrog » Thu Sep 16, 2021 11:08 pm

Or not . . .please.
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Re: Living without nightly stats (and ancient equipment)

Post by D.H. » Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:37 pm

I'm in the N.Y. City area.