Post Reply 
[Health] distilled water / ahi/events per hr
Author Message
PaytonA Offline
Wiki Editor

Posts: 2,956
Joined: Dec 2013

Machine: ResMed S9 VPAP Auto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: H5i(distilled-top up)
CPAP Pressure: VAuto MinE14.0 MaxI 20.6 PS4.0
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Orange County,California

Post: #21
RE: distilled water / ahi/events per hr
As far as humidifier water is concerned, I use distilled water. I top it up every day and empty it sometime (when the idea strikes me at an opportune moment).

I agree that pouring leftover distilled water back into the bottle/jug is not a good idea. Leaving it in the humidifier tank is not so bad. The opportunities to pick up contaminants are few and I have never had a problem with it. I will tell you that I have not had an illness of any kind since I started CPAP 5 years ago.

In the end, you should research the action yourself and do what seems best for you.

Best Regards,

11-15-2014 02:38 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
Zorki1c Offline

Preferred Members-2

Posts: 129
Joined: Jun 2013

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Swift FX
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 6
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Pacific Northwest United States

Post: #22
RE: distilled water / ahi/events per hr
I use distilled water and add some if it gets low. After four or five days I wash the tank in soapy water. I never pour water from the tank back into the bottle. I know that in some areas distilled water is harder to get or expensive. Here it's only 88 cents per gallon. When we travel I sometime use bottled drinking water.

"Sometimes the magic works . . . and sometimes it doesn't" -- Chief Dan George in the movie Little Big Man
11-17-2014 08:31 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 

Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  Events way too high! sfrasher 20 417 Yesterday 11:48 AM
Last Post: sfrasher
  The Water Thing and the Hose harmon k 4 196 10-23-2016 08:01 PM
Last Post: surferdude2
  Soclean check valve keeps filling with water wnorm 5 186 10-16-2016 10:29 PM
Last Post: bill-e
  Resmed MYAIR Events per hr results ressler76 6 1,279 10-01-2016 11:07 PM
Last Post: Sleepster
  ResMed Model 10 water Tank Jackie999 5 341 09-29-2016 07:30 AM
Last Post: lab rat
  CA events I_will_never_sleep_again 3 237 09-23-2016 06:56 AM
Last Post: I_will_never_sleep_again
  What is best way to decrease events? Lanco 4 435 08-31-2016 11:35 PM
Last Post: Lanco

Forum Jump:

Who's Online (Complete List)