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|Poll: Do you use a humidifier?
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Do you use a humidifier?
04-15-2012, 07:57 AM
Well, I cast my vote as "no", but if you polled me 3 or 4 weeks ago, my vote would have been "yes". I started therapy on 9/30/2011 and used a humidifier from Day 1 on my S9 Autoset along with a Climateline hose. A few weeks ago I thought I'd try going without since winter had passed and there was more humidity in the air so I disconnected my H5i humidifier and switched to a standard slimline tube and hooked it up directly to the blower unit. Result is I'm sleeping just fine without it and feeling the same as before. Big benefit is it's cut down on my maintenance requirements and I'm not getting any musty odors at all when I first turn on my machine like I sometimes did before when I was using the humidifier. So, think I'll be going without now until I start experiencing dryness again.
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04-15-2012, 02:51 PM
04-16-2012, 10:51 AM
I have always been a mouth breather, and have always awakened with a dry mouth which required serious toothbrush attention to become pleasant or even tolerable (for me or my partner :grin: ). With a humidifier, this has changed significantly. While it is initally still dry, very little deliberate effort is necessary to return it to a moist or normal state. It is the same when I wake up during the night. That is a major improvement, IMO, and I (heart) my humidifier!
Breathing keeps you alive. And PAP helps keep you breathing!
12-09-2016, 11:31 PM
I use the humidifier on 80-100% (setting 4-5 on Respironics 560P). Anything less, depending on humidity conditions, I get nosebleeds and cracked nostrils. Now, I'm going camping next summer and plan to use it w/o the humidifier due to DC battery power restrictions. We'll see how I do.
12-10-2016, 09:13 AM
I couldn't use my CPAP without a humidifier. I set mine on the middle setting (3 out of 5).
"....respiration,—a troublesome practice, but one which custom has rendered necessary to our easy existence...." Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens- 1837
I use FlashPAP to load data from a FlashAir III wifi sd card in my machine to my computer and display it with SleepyHead .
robysue's Beginner's Guide to SleepyHead
12-10-2016, 12:13 PM
I use my AirSense 10 humidifier. Keep it around 83 or 84 degrees in winter (bedroom unheated) and several degrees lower in summer. Really should be using it because it is pretty dry where I live.
"Freedom is the oxygen of the soul."
12-10-2016, 06:21 PM
Most of the time no. When cold and dry yes.
Just my personal opinion. My posts are not medical advice or a statement of fact. Please consult a qualified physician or other qualified medical personnel. Please comply with all applicable laws, codes, regulations, and protocols.
12-10-2016, 06:30 PM
Settings have very little difference to me. Except at the extremes. Any thing to make the process more comfortable. I even spring the extra cash for distilled water.
I am an accountant so any advice given here is not medical. If I give any financial advice, you can take it to the bank. However, you will have a hard time cashing it in.
12-10-2016, 07:32 PM
12-10-2016, 11:30 PM
I never tied without a humidifier. Setting of 3 out of 5. When I try lower settings I feel dryness in the nose long into my day. Dont' like that.
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