m_k_rich wrote:I just got my Resmed S8 Compact about seven months ago (no small expense, as you all know). What is the typical life expectancy of one of these machines (assuming you're being a good patient and using it, of course...)?
I would like to hear from people who have "worn out" and had to replace machines. I just want to know what to expect since I have a new health spending account insurance plan, and would have to pay out of pocket until deductibles are met.
Please note the make, model, and life span of the machine in your reply. Thanks.
It depends on you. They don't respond too well to abuse.
My first machine lasted almost 8 years and in truth I still have it and I believe there is more life in it. I am now 5+ years into my second.
1st machine was a Seafam (French)........taken over by Puritan Bennett.
2nd Machine is a ResMed S7, both basic CPAP machines.......no humidification.
I believe that insurers write them off over 5 years. I seem to remember one contributor here talking about replacing their machine after 12 years use.
The untreated Sleep Apnoea sufferer died quietly in his sleep..
Unlike his three passengers who died screaming !
The first 40 years of childhood are by far the hardest