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Machine: RESMED AirSense 10 AutoSet
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Humidifier: sometimes
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Anyone else not using a humidifier
Anyone else not using a humidifier with their cpap. After 2 and a bit years I stoped using the humidifier on my Resmart cpap. I didn't notice any ill effects from giving it up and still don't use it with my Airsense 10 Autoset . I got the side panel so I haven't even installed it. I'm coming up on 4 years on cpap.
I don't notice any difference at home or even when I travel inland.
Anyway I got it if I find I need it.
03-01-2016 10:44 PM
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OMyMyOHellYes Offline

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Machine: Respironics 560 Auto
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage FX
Humidifier: Respironics System One (no heated hose)
CPAP Pressure: 08.0-15.0 cm/H2O
CPAP Software: EncoreBasic

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RE: Anyone else not using a humidifier
I use mine on the lowest setting. I have in the past totally eliminated it during the summer months. When I travel I do not take a humidification system with me. Plan to immediately eliminate humidification if the power is out for extended time.

Never any ill effects.

OMMOHY
03-01-2016 11:16 PM
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Rick_V Offline

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Machine: Resmed Airsense 10 Autoset
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CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: CPAPing since 2006

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Location: Fort White, Fl.

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RE: Anyone else not using a humidifier
I went a few years without humidity but, in the last few months went back. I had a lot of post nasal drip and I noticed that and once I started using humidity it all but disappeared.
03-02-2016 06:26 AM
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Winterfrost Offline

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Machine: Respironics System One 560P
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CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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RE: Anyone else not using a humidifier
I didn't get a humidifier with my new (and first) machine. So far, doing fine.
03-02-2016 11:32 AM
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Mask Type: Full face mask
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Humidifier: Integrated
CPAP Pressure: 6.2, 15, PS4.0
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: Sillicon Valley

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RE: Anyone else not using a humidifier
I thought I liked humidity, CPAP proved that wrong. Tried most levels, now I have it turned off and folded up a paper towel that I keep damp in the bottom of the chamber that provides the perfect amount of moisture for me.
03-02-2016 01:04 PM
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TheDuke Offline

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CPAP Software: Other Software

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Location: Western Kentucky USA

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RE: Anyone else not using a humidifier
Anyone else not using a humidifier with their cpap. After 2 and a bit years I stoped using the humidifier on my Resmart cpap. I didn't notice any ill effects from giving it up and still don't use it with my Airsense 10 Autoset . I got the side panel so I haven't even installed it. I'm coming up on 4 years on cpap.
I don't notice any difference at home or even when I travel inland.
Anyway I got it if I find I need it.

I certainly do use my heated humidifier every night, and I set it near its maximum value. I was treated without a humidifier for maybe 15 years, and when a new sleep medicine doctor insisted I have a humidifier module for the trusty old Respironics BiPAP Plus I was using then, I immediately found that I felt better, and virtually never became blocked with nasal congestion. Before going to a humidifier there were nights when I just had to sleep without my machine because I couldn't get air thru my nose.

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03-03-2016 01:31 AM
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GPSMapNut Offline

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Machine: DreamStation Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed AirFit P10 and PR DreamWear
Humidifier: DreamStation + heated hose
CPAP Pressure: 9-16
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncorePro Other Software

Other Comments: Used Respironics REMstar Pro with C-Flex for 11 years and ResMed S9 Elite loaner for 3 months

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Location: Mississauga, ON, Canada

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RE: Anyone else not using a humidifier
(03-02-2016 06:26 AM)Rick_V Wrote:  I went a few years without humidity but, in the last few months went back. I had a lot of post nasal drip and I noticed that and once I started using humidity it all but disappeared.

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03-03-2016 11:49 AM
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stanleydean Offline

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Machine: Resmart CPAP
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Drive Medical Comfort Fit Deluxe
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CPAP Pressure: 10.5 cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: No downloadable software available for Resmart. Partial data available via icodeconnect.com

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Location: Central Florida

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RE: Anyone else not using a humidifier
My first machine came without a humidifier which may be one reason why my DME called from time to time and asked if I had experienced any upper respiratory infections since the last call. Then came a different DME and a new machine plus a humidifier. After using it for a while I decided it was not helping anything so I retired that humidifier. Nearly two years ago another new DME and another machine with a humidifier. Tried the humidifier twice for a few days and back in the box it went.
Somehow I feel that I need to give the humidifier a longer trial period since I do have dry nasal passages quite often. I have used CPAP since early 2002 and have used it every night with a handful of exceptions. I think I will take another shot at using the humidifier long enough to see if I can get used to it and will post the results.

Thanks for starting this thread, there have been some interesting responses.

Stan
03-03-2016 05:43 PM
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microsnout Offline

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CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: Montreal, Canada

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RE: Anyone else not using a humidifier
I stopped using the humidifier last summer while spending nights on my sailboat. The marine environment was plenty humid plus it saved power which is important at anchor running off batteries. I did not notice any ill effects so I continued to not use it throughout the fall. I liked not having to fill it and clean it plus it made travel simpler.

This all changed in winter with the use of electric heating. The relative humidity plummeted to about 20%. I quickly developed an all day rapid fire sneezing problem which at first I did not attribute to the lack of humidification. This went on for days until I finally thought about trying the humidifier again. The problem went away the first night and never recurred so I am committed to using it during the heating season. This was my first winter on cpap since I started last spring. I will soon put the humidifier aside until next winter. Hopefully soon!
03-03-2016 11:45 PM
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