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Old 10-09-2017, 12:30 PM   #376
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You could also look into using a chinstrap.

It depends largely on the individual. Without my CPAP, I used to sleep with my mouth open, and would often drool, and the same problem occurs when I use a full-face mask (it fills with drool, causing me to wake up). I thought it was interesting that when I use a nasal mask, somehow, my mouth stays closed.

To counter the drooling, I use a chinstrap with my full-face mask. For me, a 'o-ring' style chinstrap does not work, as it always gets dislodged while I sleep. I found a 'ruby-style' chinstrap far more secure, and it worked well for me.
Hi dreant,

I also have the same problem of my mouth opening when i sleep. Recently i hv been waking up gasping for breath. May i kown where did u get the chin strap and how u put together with you mask? As in u put on the chin strap 1st then strap on the mask?

Thanz in advace.
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Old 10-09-2017, 10:33 PM   #377
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Yes, I bought it locally. Who knows, I "struck lottery" and the machine spoilt only after using it for one night. The agent will send it back to USA for servicing and I was given Philips Dreamstation Auto for usage until the DevilBliss is back from servicing.

Guess this is one advantage of buying locally. If I had bought it online, I'm on my own to troubleshoot and have to buy 2 CPAP in case 1 unit has to send back to USA for servicing.
For the price that you've paid, and considering it failed while it was absolutely brand new on the first day, I would have expected they replace it with another brand new unit instead...

So, how is the DreamStation working out for you? Do you have the option to swap for one if you felt it works better for you than the DeVilbiss? (Just trying to better understand what kind of service and support local retailers offer for their wares...)

No need source, already experienced the gasping for air with pressure setting of 4 when my mouth open during sleep. Woke up many time as a result.

Perhaps the chip strap you mentioned may help.

Did not use the CPAP last night, this morning was much better.

Yeah, will consult ENT again.
You're claiming that using a higher pressure could cause side effects; Unless you can cite a definitive source, I'm inclined to believe that claim is complete rubbish, that it exists only in your head, and is something that you made up.

"Gasping for air while your mouth is open", or "waking up as a result of that" is *not* a 'side effect' caused by higher pressure.

Higher pressure could potentially be a problem if you have trouble breathing against it (you have trouble exhaling, and need to 'fight' it constantly). In such a case, your doctor may decide it is necessary to make adjustments to the pressure, after first trying to adjust other parameters (eg: EPR algorithm) instead.

I also have the same problem of my mouth opening when i sleep. Recently i hv been waking up gasping for breath. May i kown where did u get the chin strap and how u put together with you mask? As in u put on the chin strap 1st then strap on the mask?
Yes, chinstrap on first, then my full face mask. I picked mine up from 1800cpap, as I was buying other items at that time too. If you look though this thread, there is a discount code another user posted that gives you a 10% discount on that site.

If that's the only item you're going to buy, because of shipping costs, it might be cheaper to get it off ebay.com instead.

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For me, it's a little bit more of the opposite instead - sometimes, I feel the air in the mask/tube isn't purged quickly enough, and seems a little 'stale' (but I know it isn't, but I just think it feels that way...), and so I open my mouth for a short while to flush the air from the mask and tube; or take a really deep inhale, and exhale though my mouth.

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Old 11-09-2017, 12:41 PM   #378
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For the price that you've paid, and considering it failed while it was absolutely brand new on the first day, I would have expected they replace it with another brand new unit instead...

So, how is the DreamStation working out for you? Do you have the option to swap for one if you felt it works better for you than the DeVilbiss? (Just trying to better understand what kind of service and support local retailers offer for their wares...)

The report from Dreamstation state I have a lower AHI than when I was using the Weinnman and Devilbiss (1st night). Only 0.3 which is shockingly low. Yes, I have a option to change to the Dreamstation.

I received a email from HSA when I submitted my application. Does this mean my application is not yet approved?

"Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for your application received on 10 Sep 2017.

For future correspondences on this application number, kindly quote reference number: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.

Warm regards,
Medical Devices Branch | Health Products Regulation Group "
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Old 11-09-2017, 02:06 PM   #379
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Tuck the tip of your tongue towards the teeth. If you relax your tongue like you used to sleep in the past, you are just allowing pressure to build up in your mouth and mouth would open sooner or later.

I used using the chin strap for 2-3 days but it didn't help me personally. After using the above method with the tongue, within a week of using the machine, I adapted to it and had great sleep ever since.
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Old 12-09-2017, 12:46 PM   #380
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The report from Dreamstation state I have a lower AHI than when I was using the Weinnman and Devilbiss (1st night). Only 0.3 which is shockingly low. Yes, I have a option to change to the Dreamstation.

I received a email from HSA when I submitted my application. Does this mean my application is not yet approved?

"Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for your application received on 10 Sep 2017.

For future correspondences on this application number, kindly quote reference number: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.

Warm regards,
Medical Devices Branch | Health Products Regulation Group "

Yes, not approved yet.

Got a question for those who had the shipment coming in via USPS. I understand it will be fulfilled by Singpost. Does anyone knows how will Singpost contact you to pay for the GST and also show HSA approval?
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Old 13-09-2017, 09:55 PM   #381
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Hi ,

Just want to check if anyone with a self-imported Resmed Airsense 10 Autoset. Do you have any luck using the Myair software or app?

Apparently it is not supported in Singapore. Otherwise how do you retrieve your sleep data? Thanks in advance.
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Old 14-09-2017, 12:18 AM   #382
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Hi ,

Just want to check if anyone with a self-imported Resmed Airsense 10 Autoset. Do you have any luck using the Myair software or app?

Apparently it is not supported in Singapore. Otherwise how do you retrieve your sleep data? Thanks in advance.
The onboard built-in cellular modem is not supported in SG, regardless if you imported it, or bought it locally.

Detailed data is stored on the SD card in the unit. You can view it on your computer either with the open source SleepyHead software, or with Resmed's ResScan software. A quick Google search will lead you to how you can download either of them online.

Remember to write-protect the SD card when you remove it from the unit, and to unlock it again before putting it back in.

Personally, I prefer and use SleepyHead.

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Old 15-09-2017, 01:21 PM   #383
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Hi all,

I just bought the resmed airsense 10 and using it. got some questions.

1) in Singapore, do you guys fill the tank with water?, and what humidity settings you guys set first?

2) How do I change the date and time on it. When I put in the SD card to sleepyhead, the timing is from 10am to like 10pm.

3) Should I go and use airfit nasal pillows?, I'm using another pillow mask now.
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Old 16-09-2017, 10:36 AM   #384
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Hi all,

I just bought the resmed airsense 10 and using it. got some questions.

1) in Singapore, do you guys fill the tank with water?, and what humidity settings you guys set first?

2) How do I change the date and time on it. When I put in the SD card to sleepyhead, the timing is from 10am to like 10pm.

3) Should I go and use airfit nasal pillows?, I'm using another pillow mask now.
1) Personally, I do not use the humidifier while I am in SG.

I'm to understand the S9's humidifier targets 80% relative humidity, and it's usually higher than that in SG (unless you sleep in an air conditioned room); hence I never felt the need to use it. I would guess the Airsense 10's humidifier would be similar. Also, because I really don't want to have to deal with cleaning the water chamber every day - but, that's just me.

I also use an in-line bacterial filter. These filters are hydrophilic, and should not be used with a humidifier.

It doesn't hurt to try it, and decide for yourself if you like to use it or not. Just remember you need to clean and dry the humidifier chamber daily.

2) Hold down home and knob simultaneously for a few seconds. Unit will enter clinical settings mode.

Under settings, you can change the date and time.

If you try to set a new date/time that occurs in the past, an error message is displayed. Before this change can be made, erase the compliance data available under the Configuration menu. You might like to download your data on the SD card before you do so.

3) If your current mask works well for you, there is no need to change it.
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Old 17-09-2017, 11:45 PM   #385
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Hi all,

I just bought the resmed airsense 10 and using it. got some questions.

1) in Singapore, do you guys fill the tank with water?, and what humidity settings you guys set first?
Hi. Every night I am using air-conditioning. So I use the humidifier always. With that in mind, after several uses, I fill my water tank only on the silver plate area. No, I DO NOT fill it up to the first mark. Even on 8-9 hours of usage with humidifier, my water tub is still not empty. This will reduce water usage and lessen waste since you have to empty and dry your tub daily. Note that I needed the humdifier and water when using standard or slim-line tubes.

Do you have ClimateLine Heated tubing? If yes, you can experiment on not having water on the humidifer. I just set it to Humidity to Auto with the ClimateLine tube. The tube itself should be able to introduce heat on the air.

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Old 18-09-2017, 10:22 AM   #386
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Hi all,

I have benefitted greatly from the information from this thread (to the likes of dreamt, happinesscuminpairs etc, who are so willing to answer my questions – Thank you!). So am back to share my experience.

Following the instruction shared in the thread I bought a Resmed Airsense10 For her (same price but it comes with normal and less aggressive algorithm) from 1800cpap. Fact is there are much cheaper sets on Amazon (USD 425 vs 728 on 1800cpap after promo code) but these do not seem to be long-term sellers and have no/very few reviews. Reason for buying from 1800cpap was because of the direct shipping option via Fedex and I feel more confident they will assist with warranty claims although we will still need to ship back to US. As mentioned very early in this thread, 1800cpap has 10% off promo (“Take10”) which still works. The online purchase went smoothly and the seller shipped my set within one working day – Fedex courier costs about USD 80 (for one Resmed set, extra tube, 2 masks) – everything arrived perfectly packed and in sealed condition.

Next is the HSA application, just fill up the form from their website and make sure you have a sleep report or prescription to attach together. They only replied a reference number without any details but I got my set from Fedex about 4 days after purchase without any delay – so I think HAS might have approved the import directly with Fedex using the tracking number. Not sure if I am expecting any GST bill later on but the courier did not collect any payment from me at the point of delivery.

Hope this info is useful to some of you. Let’s keep this thread going!
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Old 18-09-2017, 11:34 AM   #387
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Just bought a ResMed S10 for my hubby from 1800cpap following instructions from Shu on this thread. We received the delivery just 3 days after placing the order online and paid less than half of what local distributors are selling it for (even though the machine is Made in Singapore)! Huge thanks for the help and advice!
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Old 21-09-2017, 02:04 PM   #388
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Hi all,

Will you guys recommend the airmini to bring overseas instead of bringing the airsense 10?

And how do you guys carry the airsense 10. Do you throw everything to checked in luggage, or just carry everything via cabin luggage?
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Will you guys recommend the airmini to bring overseas instead of bringing the airsense 10?

And how do you guys carry the airsense 10. Do you throw everything to checked in luggage, or just carry everything via cabin luggage?
I would only recommend getting a 'travel' CPAP, if you actually need to travel frequently for work (or have other specific needs, like being outfield, and needing to operate on battery power). There are significant trade-offs buying a travel sized CPAP, but a frequent traveler might be willing to put up with those because of the size/weight advantage.

The Airsense 10 comes with an awesome quality carry case; so its easy to pack and carry it with you.

You should *always* hand carry your CPAP machine, and never check it in. It can get damaged by rough handling, or get lost or delayed. A CPAP is an essential medical device that you require.

In addition, I always keep all the components wrapped in disposable vinyl food bags - very very occasionally, security might try to handle your equipment, and that could potentially contaminate it.



I also have a tag that identifies it as essential medical equipment, and have my prescription inside as well.

I think the AirMini might be too new for anyone here to make a recommendation. You might like to check in with one of the CPAP forums instead.

Personally, from what I've seen so far, I'm not a huge fan of it, due to the significant 'vendor lock-in' (it only works with their masks only), and currently has no battery power at this time (it's something that I need). It's also hard to tell how well their HME works, and if it really lasts for up to 30 days. (I use Z1's HME in the winter with my Transcend; it generally lasts me up to about 4-6 days per unit; and you need to keep it in an airtight container while it isn't in use.
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What batteries would you recommend for my AirSense 10? Also, I read in vPost that US doesn't allow export of batteries???

If anybody has experience in purchasing batteries for the CPAP (especially for Resmed AirSense10), I'm all ears!
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