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stanleydean Offline

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Machine: Resmart CPAP
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Drive Medical Comfort Fit Deluxe
Humidifier: Resmart
CPAP Pressure: 10.5 cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Male
Location: Central Florida

Post: #1
Humidifier Use
For years I was trying from time to time to use the humidifier. Even at the lowest setting I felt like I was sleeping in a swamp but yet, some mornings would wake up with a dry throat and nose. Recently I tried it with water in the tank but no heat. This has worked well and it takes care of the dryness just right. With water up to the max fill line I get about four or five nights between refills. Hopefully this information will be helpful to someone.
05-23-2016 06:53 PM
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tmoody Offline

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Machine: PR System 1 BPAP AutoSV
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Swift FX nose pillows
Humidifier: PR System 1 attached
CPAP Pressure: 8-25
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Philadelphia

Post: #2
RE: Humidifier Use
This is what I've always done, as well. Full tank, no heat. I think they call it "Passover" humidification, since it depends only on the stream of air passing over the surface of the water. I much prefer it to "rain forest" mode.
05-23-2016 08:58 PM
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Evpraxia Offline

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Humidifier: ResMed H5i
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CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: Pacific Northwest USA

Post: #3
RE: Humidifier Use
Completely agree. Also, hose height, humidity and temperature in the room can all make a difference.

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05-23-2016 10:20 PM
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SideSleeper Offline

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Machine: PR DS560HS REMstar Auto-A Flex+ +
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Wisp & Dreamwear
Humidifier: Respironics System One
CPAP Pressure: APAP 11-11
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: Western Oregon, USA

Post: #4
RE: Humidifier Use
I started out with a humidifier with heat up high on doctor's prescription. I was really worried about my nose plugging up. My heated hose was fairly high also. I didn't felt the heat--we keep our bedroom cold. When faced with having to use my machine on my battery pack when camping I was worried--dropped heat for a few nights before. I didn't even notice the difference in not having the humidifier. I did have increased noise through the hose and went to the passover humidifier use--heat turned off--and the noise is muffled going through the humidifier apparently. My AHI has actually dropped (many below 1.0) since I shut the heat off--my number of CA's are down to just 1 or 2 per night, same pressure of 11/11.
(This post was last modified: 05-23-2016 11:02 PM by SideSleeper.)
05-23-2016 10:36 PM
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kwhenrykerr Offline
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Machine: DreamStation Auto, AirSense 10 Auto
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CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: 2L added oxygen with CMS50F to check usage

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Location: Florida

Post: #5
RE: Humidifier Use
(05-23-2016 08:58 PM)tmoody Wrote:  This is what I've always done, as well. Full tank, no heat. I think they call it "Passover" humidification, since it depends only on the stream of air passing over the surface of the water. I much prefer it to "rain forest" mode.

"rain forest mode" that is the perfect way to put it. Laugh-a-lot

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05-26-2016 02:45 PM
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