Just Started Using Resmed 10 Airsense Because of Recall.
Hi everyone. My sleep doctor replaced my Phillips Dream Station with the Resmed Airsense 10 due to the recall. I have been using a CPAP for several years and have become very comfortable with it. I would like to know if the following is normal and has anyone else experienced this.
I am using the same mask but my heated tube is a little different as it goes with the Resmed Airsense. The main difference I have found is the silence I experience from using the Resmed Airsense 10 and the easier directory dial on the front. That is where the positive stops.
I have tried to get used to it for the past three weeks. I am not new to this but changing to the Resmed has placed me back to the beginning of tolerating a CPAP. I don't know why. I have gone from 27 events an hour to 1 and my pressure is pretty low. My pressure is set from 6 to 9.
The problem is that I find it hard to tolerate anything past a 7. The Resmed seems to be more sensitive and the air flow on each pressure setting seems stronger than it was on the Dream Station. My respiratory therapist says that this is impossible and that my machine has different algorithms than the dream station and has to learn my patterns. With my old machine I usually stayed at 6 to 8 all the time. Now, with Resmed, after my ramp time (6) for 30 minutes, it goes to 9 and stays there. I am constantly waking up and hitting the stop button so that I can go back to ramp and go to sleep. I also develop a bubble in my throat at 8 or 9 which wakes me up. All this interrupted sleep is making me so sleep deprived.
I find myself getting really angry at the machine and wanting to throw it at the wall….just joking…but these are feelings I had three years ago when I first started using it. Can anyone comment on their experience upon switching machines this past month? I am really trying hard to work thru this and give it some time. I leave my mask on and don't give up because I know I need to wear it and use CPAP.
I am frustrated because I was at such a wonderful place with my CPAP before the recall. Thank You…CeCe55