For the Dreamstation, must the heated hose be hooked up in order for the humidifier to work?
I haven't yet opened the new hose packaging and am still using my old 22mm hose as past humidifier usage didn't cause rainout issues. I realised this morning the air coming out was cold, as was the water in the chamber and the plate. I had set the humidification to Adaptive and heater at 3. Have had the need to top up water over the last few days but that could be due to evaporation under airflow?
The doctor says coffee does not affect my tinnitus and it's got lots of antioxidants....
The humidifier on a Dreamstation will work at a reduced temperature without a heated hose. It automatically detects a heated hose and will produce higher levels of humidity. The highest moisture content is possible in manual mode, with separate control of the humidifier and hose temperature.
I was wondering this, too. (But it was my first night on cpap, so I wasn't wanting to ask yet.)
I felt like my cpap air was cold. I turned humidity up, and it didn't seem to make it warmer. (I guess in my mind humidity = hot... but as I'm reading past threads about humidity, I'm realizing that's not the case.)
So does one have to have a heated hose in order to have warmer air? Humidity has nothing to do with heat? If that's the case, what's the point of "pre-heating" the humidifier? (I saw that function on my DreamStation, so I tried it out... and felt like it didn't do anything, since the air was still cold-ish.)
Sleeprider - What is manual mode? Manual for the humidifier? (I don't have a heated hose, so I don't know how that may change what setting options I have available to me.) I set my humidifier for 1 or 2 throughout the night, to see if that would help it be warmer. I didn't go much higher, since my past life experience has taught me that I don't like to breathe humid air.