Philips Respironics Dream Station CPAP Machine Review
Hi this is Chris from The CPAP Shop, wantedto show you a brand new machine from Philips Respironics. This is called the Dream Station. So whatyou get is this nice padded case with a shoulder strap, and on the back side is this slot sothat you can put it through some luggage (it'll fit real nice on there). So we'll open itup. We have the traditional Respironics nonheated tubing (this is a 6 foot tube), then we havethe heated tube. Here is a user manual for the CPAP and also a user manual for the heatedhumidifier. There's also going to be an 80watt power block that will sit in herewith a cord. Here's the machine (I'll
move this out of the way). So here is thenew DreamStation. It's forwardfacing. This is where the tubing would connect, this ison a swivel so you can sit it anywhere you like on your nightstand because this willswivel around. This has a color screen and I'll turn it on for you on in a moment.Has the heated humidifier here, this is the CPAP Portion. You can remove the heated humidifierif you're traveling and you want to just take the machine itself, and you want to takeas least stuff as possible. You press this little button and it releases it. So here'sthe humidifier and here's the CPAP. So you'd connect the tubing right here if you'rejust gonna take the CPAP by itself and leave
the heated humidifier at home. I'll put these two back together. Here ishow you open it up. Here's the water chamber. You fill it withdistilled water. There's a line right here that shows you exactly where to fill it upto. This is all open so you can actually get your hand in there and clean it. There'sno lid right here this is it. When you put this back in here, this gasket in here willseal over this. So it's not it cannot spill now. So, you fill the water tank up from over here.Put it on the tray. Now it's locked in.
So the machine itself has some really neatfeatures. It has ambient light, so the screen is not gonna illuminate your whole bedroom.It will go out. It has a new filter design which is right in here. This is the new filterdesign there is still 2 filters as with many of the other Respironics units. It hasan ultrafine filter here, and then right in here, there's a foam filter. This one'swashable and this one's disposable. It will come with the machine, and we always provideextras. So they're white colored, so you can see when they get dirty. You'd throwthe ultra fine filter away and you'd wash this out.
This is where the SD card is. And this isgonna come with the unit. This is gonna record a lot of information that you can then giveto your if they want to really get some detailed information about your sleeptherapy. This machine will come on board however withsome information. Since this is a pretty sophisticated machine, it's going to give you some morningfeedback, reminders, a 3night summary, goal progress,. It really does try to keep youinvolved in your therapy. Now there's three different models thatare going to be available of this DreamStation. There's going to be the CPAP, a CPAP Pro,and an Auto CPAP. So the first two which is
the CPAP and the CPAP Pro are a standard machine,a standard, fixed machine. Meaning that we would set it on a fixed pressure, a 6, a 10,an 18, whatever your prescription says if you're going to purchase the CPAP or theCPAP Pro, you would set it to that specific pressure and then that would be it. The more soughtafter version which is theAuto, which is this version, does not work that way. It works on a range of pressure.So the machine will automatically adjust the pressure (that's what the Auto means). Themachine will not just stay at a fixed pressure of, let's say, 5 or 6. It will automaticallyadjust up and down as you sleep during the
Reading Sleep Study Results Identifying Sleep Apnea
This is a sleep study that shows someonewith sleep apnea. This channel right here shows a personbreathing and then they stopped breathing for what seems like a long time it's about 40 seconds and then they breathe again, they wake up,and they stopped breathing again and then they breathe again, and younotice every time they start breathing there's a big snort this is the source, then they stopbreathing, the big snort and they resume breathing. Another thingthat occurs
is oxygen fallsthat's the white channel, that goes down and then it comes up when they resumebreathing and it comes down so the oxygen is going up and down youcan see it best here. You can see it sliding up and down. Anotherthing to note his when they're not breathing their chest and abdomen will move. This one here is chest in this down here is abdomen, so they're still trying tobreathe
but they're not getting, they're notgetting any air. During the apnea, when they're notbreathing, the diaphragm is working and sucking thechest in, and you see the chest and abdomen go in differentdirections here and then, when they open their mouth and resume breathing, they start movingsynchronously again, they move together again and then when there's an apnea, they'removing in different directions again
That's one way you know that the apnea is an obstructive apnea.
how to change the pressure on your philips respironics remstar auto aflex
Hey guys, Andrew Esquivel here back with anothertutorial. Today, I'm going to show you how to change the settings for pressure on yourPhillips Respironics Remstar Auto AFlex machine. Now, a lot of people with say this is a legalgray zone because supposedly it is a myth that it is illegal to change the settingson this and should only be changed by your physician and what not. It's not illegal.Show me the law that states that it is illegal and I'll take this tutorial down. Until then,I don't believe you. It doesn't make sense. I've seen testimonials from other ssaying that it's absolutely ridiculous to think that so I hope they're right. Anyways,moving along. This is the CPAP and its got
the humidifier and the heated tube. Now, letsgo to the settings here. Obviously.we've got 'Therapy', 'CFlex', 'Setup', 'Info'.Most people would just go to 'Setup' and be like quot;La De Da De Da. Oh wait a minute, theonly thing I can adjust is the ramp and the ramp is right here.quot; You can always set rampto something lower than what it actually can do. So what we do is go back and click 'Setup'.Keep it on there for a minute. Follow me. Hold these two buttons here ('Ramp' and 'Wheel'button) while it's on setup. Hold it and you'll hear a few beeps. Now, you've entered thereal menu. Now, go to 'Setup'. Now, this is what you change. Change the 'Auto max' andthe 'Auto min'. Now, I recommend don't go
past your 'Auto max'. Just change your 'Automin' and there's a number of reasons why you'd do this. If the settings are too high andyou start getting uncomfortable and you start having leaks and what not or it's hard tobreathe, you'd lower it. If you can't breathe at all, you'd raise it. Now, lets exit outof here because there are a lot of settings in here. Let me just go back. Okay, so.wheredoes this leave usé Well, I got another topic of discussion for you. Now, when it comesto CPAP masks, there are different designs we all know this. I need a full face. Alot of people have this. It is the 'Mirage Quadro From ResMed', pretty decent mask. It'sdesigned to work at the lower pressure settings
around 5 to 7. However, at 7 I do find myselfhaving a lot of leaks. So, with this mask, I would lower it from 7 in order to make itmore comfortable and I'd have the max at whatever my prescribed me at. Now the next scenariohappens to be something called a 'Hybrid Mask'. So a 'Hybrid Mask' has some unique thingsabout it. It is a full face technically but as you can see it's not like other full facemasks. For the nose, it has nasal pillows and for the mouth it's just a mouthpiece.Now this is an issue because I did a review on this mask and it's a cool mask except forthe fact it's nearly impossible to breathe through your nose because these tubes justdon't allow enough air to pass through for
you to be able to breathe. Well, I thoughtquot;What if i increased the pressure to allow me to actually breatheéquot; And I did that. Andit's like freakin' magic, I can breathe. So, I did a little experiment with that and itworked. For that mask, I had to set it all the way to 12 way higher than what my prescribed for my minimum pressure but this mask required it in order to function at all.But of course you get other issues where you have some leaking because it is higher pressure.What are you gonna do, you want to be able to breathe righté It defeats the purpose ofa CPAP mask if you can't even breathe. So, I mean there are different scenarios in whichyou would need to adjust it and it's not like
you're gonna go to your every singletime if you're 's like mine and you just can't get an appointment. You got todo it on your own and for the most part it doesn't make sense to drive all the way to to change one setting especially if you just want to use a different mask. I'vegot a variety of masks. I've got: nose masks, I've got full face, I've got hybrid masks.Each one needs something a little different. So it only makes sense that you'd want tochange your settings by yourself dependent on the situation. The only thing is, knowyour limits. Don't do anything that's ridiculous and uncomfortable. Don't do anything that'llbreak the machine. And, I just wanna note,