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

Humidifier Question
So, just checked my machine. Been checking the csv file and such. Been experiencing brain fog and lately very tired, heavy eyes etc. Just noticed, my humidifier has been off for quite a while. Never really noticed my water lever in the reservoir, just dumped it every morning not thinking.

My humidifier goes from 1 to 6 (weinman somnobalance). My question, what effect does the humidifier have on osa/csa events?

Does it help to have the humidifier on a high or low number. I believe I set it to 1 as when I first had the machine in the winter, I was getting a lot of mask rain from moisture in the breathing tube.

Any opinions on this?


Post Reply Post Reply

Donate to Apnea Board  
Humidification? No therapeutic impact. Luxury comfort option. If nose is not drying out and cracking open, may not need it any how.

Post Reply Post Reply
The humidifier is only there as a "comfort" item. It helps, when needed, to keep your mouth, nose, etc. moist. If you dry out at night, you will probably wake up with a dry nose, mouth, or a sore throat.

Personally, I turn off my humidifier during the summer months since the humidity in my house stays around 50% all summer. In the winter, the house humidity can drop down to around 30-40%, so I turn it on. If I lived in either a dryer, or colder, area then I may want to use the humidifier full time. Since I do not, I can leave it off, and in fact, I remove it completely for most of the year.
Post Reply Post Reply
Does your machine have a heated hose? to understand rainout think about lake effect snow, no really.
lake effect------CPAP
wind-------------blower unit
water in lake----humidifier chamber
cold land--------unheated tube
winter temp-----room temp

the hose must be warmer than the room and not too much colder than the moist air coming out of the humidifier or the moisture will condense out of the air and collect inside the tube causing rain out

Heated hose or hose cover or machine and most of the tube lower than you head so the rain out flows back into the humidifier
Post Reply Post Reply
I fixed the mask rain with a small amount of material and made a hose cozy. Simple fix. Usually I have the humidifier at 1 (the coolest). Prefer temperatures on the cold side rather than hot.

Should have thought that one out before moving to the middle east!!

Post Reply Post Reply

Donate to Apnea Board  

Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
Ohmy [Equipment] Need Help with Resmed H5i Humidifier DannyV 9 188 Yesterday, 09:31 AM
Last Post: ShaunBlake
  Humidifier problem larryslade66 7 251 03-12-2018, 03:24 PM
Last Post: larryslade66
  Humidifier operation. [H5i on S9 auto] jimvers 3 159 03-11-2018, 03:13 PM
Last Post: foxfire
Sad [Equipment] Respironics DreamStation Humidifier Heat problem superkid 8 291 03-11-2018, 04:40 AM
Last Post: superkid
  [Equipment] New user- Humidifier txrpls 23 662 03-05-2018, 06:39 PM
Last Post: txrpls
  Humidifier Airsense 10 uses very little water jdavis01 10 338 03-04-2018, 09:55 PM
Last Post: jdavis01
  Does Humidifier know when its out of water? Allessio77 28 1,475 02-25-2018, 01:56 AM
Last Post: Hydrangea

Forum Jump:

New Posts   Today's Posts

About Apnea Board

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