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Poll: Do you use a humidifier?
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Do you use a humidifier?
#21
I was given an S9 without humidifier which left my mouth feeling like a dried prune, I expect they were trying to save money by not giving me the humidifier.

On being given a humidifier, if I wound it up to provide a reasonable level of comfort I ended up with a face wash and a loud gurgling noise.

There was little difference when the hose was fitted with the zip up insulated sleeve.

After much desk thumping and raised voices I was given a climate hose, the heated one, this worked well, in as much as I had a reasonably comfortable mouth without drowning.

I rarely change the settings.

So for me the humidifier and heated hose are essential if I choose to use the machine.

I sleep better, and without any significant problems if I don't use any of it.
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#22
For me a little humidity goes a long way but not too much. As with all of the comfort settings its nice to have the option. I also have the end block to fit into where the humidifier goes if I don't want to use it.
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#23
I do use a humidifier. I have heated tubing, too. I reset the humidification level in the spring but haven't changed it back yet.[/size][/font]
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#24
Most times no humidifier, sometimes in winter with cold I'll try it. It doesn't seem to help me with my stuffy noise.
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#25
I use the humidifier with heated hose. I do change it seasonally. Also, when I start getting rainout, I need to change it. I have also had to change it when traveling depending on how different the humidity level of the air is.
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#26
(12-10-2016, 07:32 PM)Sleeprider Wrote:
(12-10-2016, 06:30 PM)Rcgop Wrote: I even spring the extra cash for distilled water.

Dummy! Big Grin

May not be the brightest bulb on the tree but my humidifier looks exactly like it did new.
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#27
Yes, I use a heated humidifier year round and do not change settings with the seasons

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#28
I've used CPAP since 2001 but have only used the humidifier for less than a year. Over the years I felt like I needed it but could not get comfortable with it, it always seemed like too much humidity. So earlier this year, for the first time, I tried the humidifier with no heat, no problems with that level and it did reduce the dry mouth and throat feeling. After a few weeks I added heat at level 1 and got a little more comfort with no issues. Today I increased heat to 2 of 5 so we will see how that goes. In a few days we will head up for a couple of weeks in central VA with a significantly lower humidity at this time of year so that will allow for a better evaluation.

Like most others, my choice to use distilled water is based on having a water chamber free of mineral deposits. The cost is nil compared to that of a good cup of coffee.

I am one of five CPAP users in my immediate family and to the best of my knowledge, all use humidifiers. Four of us use the CPAP 100% of the time while sleeping. So far, I have not been successful in convincing the others to try this forum but will keep pecking away with the notion that it has a lot to offer.
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#29
After one night with humidifier bumped up from 1 to 2 I saw a big reduction in the dry crusty nostrils. However, on setting 2 (of 5) eight hours plus left me with just a little bit of water in the chamber meaning that setting 2 is as high as I can reasonably go. But, I think 1 or 2 will work well for me.
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#30
My unit came with it and will use it with the heated hose.

Excited to get started.

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