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Everybody is different. I use my humidity year-round. even when it's humid here in Missouri in the summertime. It's a trial and error thing.
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+1 more...cannot live without it.
I don't think I would be able to use PAP without humidifier.
02-05-2013, 01:47 AM
(This post was last modified: 02-05-2013, 01:48 AM by weeble.)
Hi, I don't use my humidifier any more. I was suffering with terrible sinus problems. I live in a humid climate all year round and after adjusting the damn thing higher/lower with the same results, I eventually just use it without the humidifier chamber attached and the slimline hose. From the day I stopped using it, I haven't had any sinus probs in over a month. But as other people have said, it's an individual thing, everyone is different
Weeble, glad you got hat fixed! I'll try to remember it to use as advice for someone later.
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When I go down South for a vacation I take my humidifier, but use it at only 1. It's so humid there I think I could do without humidification. Still I take it just in case. I think it's better to have and use even if only in a passover method if nothing else.
Assume you need the humidifier year round, even in warm humid climates.
However, experiment with it. You may find that you personally do better without it at certain times or places. Or even do fine without it.
Me, I need it year round, but do turn it up and down as weather, air conditioning, and my own needs vary.
Do be sure to empty the tank before moving the machine. It's amazing how many people forget that when they're in a hurry. Be careful that hotel maids, or friends/relatives helping pack or clean up don't move it either. If you aren't home, take the tank out when you get up in the morning. Also be careful to place the machine somewhere you won't pull it off the table and spill the water.
Carry an extension cord for inconveniently located power outlets in hotels.
Check carefully that you don't forget the mask, hose, water tank, power supply, etc.
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