Kevin’s Case study
Patient story – AirSense™ 10 Autoset™
Kevin is 49 and lives with his partner in Uttoxeter in Staffordshire.
In January 2012 when visiting his doctor in connection with another condition, the doctor mentioned OSA and asked him questions about snoring and daytime sleepiness. His partner agreed that Kevin tended to stop breathing during the night and that he was tired all the time. He had always snored heavily and following the consultation with his doctor, Kevin was sent for a sleep test. During the test he stopped breathing more than 200 times and was diagnosed with severe sleep apnoea.
He was prescribed CPAP and adapted to it straight away, immediately feeling the benefits of a good night’s sleep.
On agreeing to take part in the AirSense 10 AutoSet trial, the first thing that Kevin and his partner noticed was the quietness of the new model. The S9 used to make a small noise that would disturb Kevin’s partner.
Kevin has only recently started to use a humidifier but finds that this element of the AirSense 10 AutoSet is much easier to use. As Kevin is registered as blind, he finds it more straightforward and convenient to fill up the new unit.
The AirSense 10 AutoSet with the built in humidifier is also much smaller and Kevin therefore feels it will be much more portable to use outside of home whether going on holiday or taking it into hospital where the bedside tables are not very spacious.
Kevin comments, “As someone who is blind, the new machine is very simple to use – I just need to press a button on the top to set it up. It is also very easy to maintain and to keep clean. I would love to be able to continue to use the new device after the trial has finished.”