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Change Humidity Level Seasonally
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Question 
Coming up on 3.5 months of therapy. Now that the weather is getting cooler, I am wondering if I need to back off on the humidity setting. It seems I am getting condensation on the inside of the tube.

Sometimes when I reposition in bed, a pillow may pull the hose from my mask and I can feel small droplets of water hit my face. Also when I first get up, I feel the need to cough deeply, like maybe there is too much moisture in my lungs.

Curious what others experience and think about this.
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As you head into the cooler months, you might find a Climateline heated hose to be beneficial. The Climateline helps reduce rainout caused by the temperature differential in winter.
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#3
In winter, the relative humidity in our homes drops, and the air temperature is generally cooler which promotes condensation of the relatively warm humid air from the CPAP. I actually increase the humidity setting in winter, and use a higher hose temperature setting to ensure it does not condense and cause rainout. I also use a fleece cover on my heated hose, which further prevents problems and makes it much more comfortable.
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#4
I have the heated hose and run mine on the auto setting , to this date if never had much of an issue with rain out. Also I don't live in Texas either, hope I didn't jinx myself.
It doesn't hurt to try different setting , so I hope you find the right one.Smile
Sleep-well
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Who knew. The thing I experienced has a name. Rain Out. Funny. Last night I dropped the humidity down a notch and didn't feel the need for any deep coughing this morning. I will look into the other suggestions, though.
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#6
Oddly enough since getting my climate line I've never turned the heat down. I thought it would bother me in the summer. Instead I find the AC up and the heated line on full blast. I like it, makes me feel warm and fuzzy when I go to bed lol.
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#7
Seek balance, everything that affects us are usually balanced.

I suggest that you put the humidifier in position 1 and all your problems will be solved, do not try to add more temperature through the tube.
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(11-17-2016, 12:26 AM)Galactus Wrote: Oddly enough since getting my climate line I've never turned the heat down. I thought it would bother me in the summer. Instead I find the AC up and the heated line on full blast. I like it, makes me feel warm and fuzzy when I go to bed lol.

That is because you are fuzzy. Just not as fuzzy as I am though.

Sorry, I just could not resist

Best Regards,

PaytonA
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#9
Heated hose helps with the hose, but condensation can still occur in the mask itself, if you're using a FFM. For that reason I too turn the humidity down.
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#10
If the room gets colder the likelihood of condensation will increase. You can turn down the humidification setting, insulate the hose, heat the hose, or heat the room.
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