ResMed S9 AutoSet w/H5i Humidifier and ClimateLine Tubing Review
Key Features & Reviewers Tip
How to? Connecting & Setup
FAQ – Comparison, Troubleshooting & Compatibility
Elite, Comfortable, and Popular CPAP Machine
Introducing the S9 AutoSet, ResMed's premier and most popular continuous positive airway pressure machine. ResMed has long been known as one of the leaders in the CPAP machine industry, and the tradition continues with the S9 AutoSet. This device tracks every one of your breaths to ensure that you're constantly getting optimal therapy, and it comes with a mask fitting feature that lets you know you have a good seal. With shared data, a heated humidifier, and Easy-Breathe technology to keep your machine running quietly and efficiently, the AutoSet has everything you would expect in a premium sleep apnea therapy product.
ResMed's S9 AutoSet tracks your breathing while you sleep. Your pressure needs will vary throughout the night, and these variations depend on how deep you are sleeping, your sleeping position, the environment around you, and a number of other factors. The AutoSet tracks each of your breaths, and adjusts the pressure when needed, particularly during apneas or other irregular breathing episodes. And because the S9 is such a silent machine, these changes will occur quietly enough to not disturb you or your partner.
ResMed allows users to help them select a properly fitting mask. ResMed's Mask-Fit system allows you to preset a mask type and tailor your S9 therapy to a particular style (nasal, pillows, or full face). Once you've selected a mask, the system runs a 3 minute seal test to make sure you've properly sealed your mask. If you have, a green smiley face will appear; if a red frownie face shows up instead, you should reset the mask and try again.
ResMed's Easy-Breathe technology smoothes the transition between pressure changes from inhalation to exhalation. By making these sequences smoother, you'll be less likely to disrupt the flow of treatment, and the machine will make the switch quietly, so both you and your partner will remain asleep.
Expiratory Pressure Relief (EPR)
EPR decreases pressure at the beginning of every breath and limits pressure throughout exhalation. Pressure will be reduced by one, two, or three centimeters of water pressure, depending on your settings and personal preference. These pressure changes are made gradually, so you won't be awaken during the night, and the machine won't suddenly make noise. The EPR feature also detects when you're having an unnatural breathing episode: if an apnea lasts for more than ten seconds, EPR will stop until your normal breathing cycle resumes. ResMed also designed EPR with ramp technology, which works to steadily add pressure to your breathing cycles from the time you start your machine. To use this feature, simply set the machine to EPR RAMP ONLY.
The H5i Heated humidifier helps reduce symptoms that are commonly associated with CPAP therapy, including: dry mouth, dry throat, nasal congestion, and soreness. The humidifier is compatible with the AutoSet and all other ResMed S9 devices, and it works to provide patients with a more therapeutic night of sleep. Humidification is especially beneficial for patients who store or use their machines in cold temperatures. The warmer air from the humidifier makes it easier to breathe and will help you drift off to sleep quickly.
The S9 comes with ClimateLine Tubing, an alternative tubular option to the traditional device. The ClimateLine has an internally heated coil as well as a temperature censor to ensure that the temperature of the humidified air is constant. The ClimateLine is part of ResMed's line of slim tubes, and features a 15 mm diameter. If you don't want a SlimLine or ClimateLine tube though, don't worry: traditional tubes are compatible with the S9 as well.
On Display Data
Two menus provide you with information about compliance, your therapy, and machine settings: the standard menu and the clinical menu. Both can be accessed by using the "Info" button on your module. All information is presented on an easy to read LCD system.
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AutoSet - Tracks breathing while you sleep, and delivers pressure depending on your needs
Mask Fitting - Mask Fit system tailors S9 therapy to your particular mask type
EasyBreathe Technology - Smooths transition between pressure changes from inhalation to exhalation
H5i Humidifier - Reduces symptoms such as dry mouth, dry throat, nasal congestion, and soreness improving comfort
ClimateLine - Features an internally heated coil and temperature censor to ensure constant humidification
On Display Data - Two easy to navigate menus that provide access to compliance data and hassle free access to settings
Ramp Feature - Starts pressure at lower levels and gently increases pressure to prescribed levels over a 20min period over a 5min increments
Automatic Altitude Adjustment - Adjusts pressure automatically despite varying altitudes
If possible, use distilled water in your humidifier's chamber. This prevents calcium and other minerals and bacteria from building up and clogging your chamber.
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How to Connect the ClimateLine Tubing
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Water is getting into the tubing:
Your humidification settings may be too high. Turn down the humidifier and dry or clear any remaining water from your tube.
I'm getting a message that says "card error, please remove SD card and contact service provider."
You probably don't need to contact your service provider. Odds are, you just didn't put the SD card in correctly. Try removing the card and putting it in again.
I'm getting a message saying "high temperature fault, refer to user manual."
Your CPAP has been left in a hot climate. Make sure to cool it down before using it again. Remove any power cords or adapters, and then reboot. Also, try to keep your machine in a cooler environment whenever possible.
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