Well, if you can get the humidifier covered by insurance, I'd go for it. Better to have it and not need it than...you know the rest. I have a humidifier, because I didn't sleep well during my studies so I just got the cadillac option (bipap auto with humidifier). I've been meaning to try sleeping without it, but I've just recently got all my settings dialed in to where I sleep very well every night and I don't want to mess with it right now. I'd imagine it would depend on a lot of factors -- how sensitive your airway is, whether you're sleeping in a dry or humid environment, that sort of thing.
Hello I have only joined this group today I have been using Cpap for 12 months and was offered a humidifier 9 months ago as I was complaining of dry mouth I used it a couple of times and really did not like it at all it felt like warm/hot steam mixed with the rubbery smell from the silicon nose piece anyway I really didn't like the damp warm air that was entering my nose under pressure and removed it. It didn't take long for my mouth to adjust to the machine yet I still do suffer from dry mouth now and again. But my personal opinion is try and do without. But give it a try anyway and see what you think you can always remove it as it just clips on to the side of Cpap machine. I hope this has helped a little it is my first post/response like I said I only joined 30 minutes ago
12-30-2013, 09:49 PM
(This post was last modified: 12-30-2013, 09:51 PM by me50.)
I have a humidifier and I am glad that I do. It is dry here where we live. In the US, the humidifier isn't very expensive so I didn't mind getting it and my insurance paid 100% of the cost.
If money is a concern, I suppose you can try to see how it is without a humidifier and then buy one if you feel you need it. If your weather is such that you might need a humidifier, maybe a humidifier that is a stand alone that you can use in your room and would help all that sleep there, including pets.
It is hard to say what you might need because what bothers me may not bother you.
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Best of luck to you with your CPAP therapy.