I have mine at 83 and Auto. I like humid air. I tried 80, but the air was a little dry. I woke up with a scratchy throat.
My old system was not as sophisticated as the resmed. I kept it on the highest setting and which didn't fill the hose with condensate. due to varying room conditions, I had good days, "rainy" days and dry days. Had the Resmed a nearly 2 weeks now, and no rainy days. I started 80, tried 83, 78, 85, and went back to 83. Seems to suit my nose the air doesn't feel hot or wet or dry to me....
Your settings are what make you comfortable....Since 85 is max, play around a little more...even at 85, the air isn't unbreathable....see what works for you.
I have the heated hose, which works far better than my old non-heated, sleeve covered hose and manual system.
I will try 83 tonight. See how that goes. I have the heated hose to sometimes get moisture in the mask. We keep our house at 70 year round.
Mine set on auto at 25C (77F) and adjust up/down depend how the air feel during the air night
Pre-heat the water so the air feel nice and warm and open up the sinuses. I Start with full tank and most nights use about 1/3 of the tank
Experiment to find what works for you, everyone is uniquely different. Some don,t need use humidifier but for me its essential part of therapy
So ran mine around 86 last night. Seems to have helped I will try it again for a few nights. See how that goes.
The heated hose won't help the moisture in the mask. It only helps prevent the moisture in the hose itself.
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I live in the high desert of the Intermountain West. Low humidity here, winter and summer. I run at 71 pretty much year round although I may try bumping it up to 75 in the next few days as we have some really cold dry weather moving in. I seldom use a measurable amount of water. I imagine the fact that I've always lived in a dry climate cuts my need to increase the humidity. Thought maybe the humidifier wasn't working but I exchanged it for another unit and still have the same results.
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