How to Adjust the Pressure on the ResMed S8 Compact CPAP

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How to Adjust the Pressure on the ResMed S8 Compact CPAP
CPAP helps to prevent snoring. (Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

CPAP (Continuous positive airway pressure) is a treatment method for respiratory disorders such as sleep apnoea. During sleep the airways collapse, resulting in shallow breathing or short pauses. The CPAP machine keeps the airways open and is said to be 100 per cent effective in the treatment of the sleep disorder. Although effective, some people find it difficult to become accustomed to the machine. However, by making small adjustments at home, use can be more comfortable and easier. The ResMed S8 Compact CPAP machine is small, lightweight and easy to adjust to meet your specific needs.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Assemble the machine, according to the manufacturer's directions, and connect it to a power supply.

  2. 2

    Press the "right" and "down" buttons together and hold for 3 seconds until "clinical" appears in the display.

  3. 3

    Press the "menu" key and then move through the settings using the "left" and "right" buttons.

  4. 4

    Use the "up" and "down" keys to adjust any of the settings, including pressure, that you require, then press the "left" and "right" keys to scroll through further settings.

  5. 5

    Press the "start" button to exit the set-up menu.

Tips and warnings

  • Always refer to your physician before changing any of the settings for you CPAP machine.

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