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b360155 Offline

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Location: North Richland Hills, TX

Post: #11
RE: Do you use a humidifier?
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. Coffee

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04-15-2012 07:57 AM
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Post: #12
RE: Do you use a humidifier?
(04-15-2012 07:57 AM)b360155 Wrote:  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.
I don,t get any musty odors from my mine
04-15-2012 02:51 PM
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Location: Houston, Texas

Post: #13
RE: Do you use a humidifier?
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!

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04-16-2012 10:51 AM
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