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Post: #1
External vaporizers
Anyone running a separate vaporizer in the room to augment the humidifier? Does it help significantly?
01-20-2014 01:03 PM
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Post: #2
RE: External vaporizers
Running a humidifier in the sleeping room will make the CPAP humidifier run even less. It uses the ambient room humidity to determine how much to send to you. However, the humid air in the room will be getting to you, just like the humid air in the summer does.

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01-20-2014 02:42 PM
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Post: #3
RE: External vaporizers
Frankly, unless your living in some place like Beatty Nevada where humidity is in the single digits, it should not be necessary to augment the xPAP humidifier. It's capable of saturating the airflow's relative humidity.

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01-20-2014 07:54 PM
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bigsnowdog Offline

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RE: External vaporizers
My dry mouth disagrees.
01-20-2014 08:13 PM
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Post: #5
RE: External vaporizers
Then you are mouth breathing or mouth leaking at night.

Are you viewing your data? Do you have leaks happening?

How long have you been using the CPAP? Sometimes new users experience a dry mouth even if they do not mouth breathe/leak. This typically goes away with time.

Ah, wait, I see you use a FFM. That changes things. What do you have the humidifier set to now? Are you seeing the water level go down during the night?

I would assume it would take a fairly large room humidifier to make a difference. I'm not sure it would be worth it.

Someone here got an external humidifier unit that attached to his CPAP machine. It has a bigger tub and allows him to really crank up the humidity.

Anyone remember who that is? Or what he got?

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01-20-2014 10:57 PM
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Post: #6
RE: External vaporizers
Google is my friend. The HC150 Heated Humidifier Kit might be what he got. The two places I just saw it online has it for about $146 USD.

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01-20-2014 11:03 PM
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Post: #7
RE: External vaporizers
You are using the full face mask and this is happening? I am wondering if you are mouthbreathing all night. Like maybe the mask has enough pressure against your sinuses to block them off.
There is a variety of the full face masks to choose from. I found that the ideal was to have as good a seal as I could get with as small amount of tight. There is a lot of experimentation involved in getting the mask the way you want it. It is important to keep your nasal passages nice and open.
01-20-2014 11:04 PM
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Post: #8
RE: External vaporizers
I have dry mouth in the morning also; and I use nearly my entire water tank during a night's sleep.
It's nearly raining in the mask...
I confess to being a mouth breather.

Other conditions can cause dry mouth. Diabetes, medications, et cetera.

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01-20-2014 11:13 PM
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Post: #9
RE: External vaporizers
Since about 2005, we started using Biotene toothpaste and Biotene mouthwash. They have a lot of other products like Biotene spray. These are for dry mouth.
01-21-2014 02:39 AM
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