Hello Guest, Welcome to Apnea Board !
As a guest, you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use.
To post a message, you must create a free account using a valid email address.

or Create an Account


New Posts   Today's Posts

[Equipment] Do I need water chamber part of CPAP machine
#1
Question 
My machine has two parts. The right hand part contains the water chamber. Why do I need that? I have tried it without the right hand part, and it seems to be no different with or without it.
What are the advantages or disadvantages of using the water chamber part?
Post Reply Post Reply
#2
Hi cclanders
Using CPAP can sometimes lead to dry throat and nasal congestion because the airflow from the machine is far more than what the body is used to. Adding a humidifier can increase amount of moisture in the air and this may help counteract these symptoms and make the whole thing more comfortable. Having said that, not everyone uses humidifier, everyone is different
You can also, detach the humidifier and connect the hose directly into the machine
I think, there is a side cover panel when the machine is used without the humidifier

Post Reply Post Reply
#3
Greetings,

Yes, the humidifier (water chamber) can be completely disconnected from the left side, which is the guts/brains of the APAP. Just make sure it is thoroughly dry prior to storing it.

My hubby has the same model and does use the humidifier, but he has nasal congestion unless he uses the humidifier.

You might find that seasons and weather will affect the humidity of your surroundings enough to occasionally want/need the humidifier.
Evpraxia in the Pacific Northwest USA
Diagnosed: 44 AHI when supine, O2 down to 82%
Treated since 20 Sept 2014:: 0.7 AHI, Settings 7-15, EPR on Full Time at Level 3
Better living through CPAP/APAP machines!
Post Reply Post Reply


#4
Hi cclanders,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
You don’t have to use the humidifier if you don’t want to, it’s a comfort feature.
Hang in there for more responses to your post and much success to you with your CPAP therapy.
trish6hundred
Post Reply Post Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  CPAP MAchine recording Hypopnea events rodhuy 6 192 Today, 01:00 AM
Last Post: rodhuy
  Water question Waldorbigbill 7 180 Yesterday, 10:22 PM
Last Post: Sleeprider
  Nasal mask filling with some water and causing popping noise Ticman1 2 142 Yesterday, 12:05 PM
Last Post: trish6hundred
  [Equipment] Airsense 10 Autoset with ClimateLine heated hose - water in hose Electric Dreamer 4 144 06-16-2017, 08:18 PM
Last Post: trish6hundred
  New CPAP Travel Machine Comparison sleeplessinnewyawk 12 957 06-15-2017, 12:06 AM
Last Post: Maskup N. Sleepwell
  Resmed S10 water leak from humidifier darren79 30 13,035 06-13-2017, 03:42 PM
Last Post: cruisingal2
  How to sell used CPAP machine SamStamport 5 256 06-12-2017, 09:55 AM
Last Post: SuperSleeper

Forum Jump:

New Posts   Today's Posts




About Apnea Board

Apnea Board is an educational web site designed to empower Sleep Apnea patients.

For any more information, please use our contact form.