Maxdri wrote:After 6 monthsof unsuccesful treatment with CPAP, a polysomnography study indicated I have Central or Complex Sleep Apnea. After another study, I was given a "Respironics BiPAP auto SV with Encore Smart Card." I have been using the new BiPAP machine for one week. The alarm goes off ten or more times a night - indicating an Apnea. Two nights I took Ambien and I may have slept through the alarms for the first two hours. I will be taking the equipment to the provider to make sure the settings are correct. I also have an appt. with my doctor.
Question. Is anyone on this forum using a Respironics BiPAP auto SV? What has been your experience with it?
My first time to post,
I had 57.5 issues per hour with both central and obstructive apnea showing. With a Resmed auto Vpap I still had a average of 20 apnea per hour, this was after a 4 month down load study. So my insurance was ready to pay for the Auto SV unit I just got.
I got my Respironics Bi-pap auto SV Friday the 26th. I read this post Thursday and was very upset my provider got me this machine. I told her of your issue and with a signed comment on the bottom of my purchase agreement it states I asked my alarms to be shut off. She told me this machine was better than the Resmed from what they have experiences so I trusted her.
Last night I did turn two of my alarms on just to see if I had one go off, I turned my patent on 60 seconds and my apnea on 40 seconds. If my elbow comes off my mask I may as well know it, I have been known to roll over and knock it out before and it waking me up, so is this alarm necessary, not that I can see. Then I turned the apnea on 40 seconds. If I have a issue with my breathing pattern before my machine can get me straightened up it may as well go off. I woke up the first night using it blubbering my lips LOL so I thought I'd turn it on.
I'd say your seconds for apnea needs turned up give the machine a longer chance to fix your issue before getting to upset at the machine. It probably thought you had a apnea when you were awake just from a couple three quick sniffs of the nose?
I love the way this Auto SV unit works, or should I say units I'm sure the Resmed does the same. I no longer have 6 cfm steady then 12 cfm for my intake making my mask feel like its bolting back and forth on my face. The machine will not give me anymore than needed. Sometimes I don't feel like its on the air pressure is so little!
I have just about fallen asleep and felt the pressure come up so I know I must have just about had a issue while just nodding off! And I sleep on my stomach, when I first roll over my chest has pressure back on it and my machine will give me more cfm from that, I assume. So I'd say I'll get along just fine with my Respironics Auto Bi-pap SV advanced machine.
I use a Medium sized Resmed Mirage Quattro full face mask. Its been up to 20cfm steady while testing the fit before I chose it, it never leaked, It fits me great.