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Is a humidifier recommended?
RE: Is a humidifier recommended?
I am a voice from the past, about 1999. Back then any humidifier, heated especially was downright rejected by insurance.

Studies were done showing pap treatment was much more sucessful with heated humidifiers.

Without a humidifiet a unusual ammount of relatively low humidity air goes thru you. Your body and lungs are about 98 deg F. Most air intake with any pap is lower relative humiditu meaning your body will add humidity, usually causing some kind of dry mouth, the highet the pressure the worse it gets. 4-6 pressure msy be ok, higher not so good.

A heated humidifier is grossly misunderstood. Every gram of water that evaporates takes about 540 cal of heat with it. Only one cal of heat is needed to cool the same ammount of water 1 degree. In other word's without additional heat the water would quickly freeze! Of course it dosen't, it just stops evaporating and you no longer have a humidifier.

My point is that a heated humidifier shouldn't make your air hotter it just keeps the humidifier working. If it is actually warming your air, turn it down, not off. The additional air pushed thru your nose is not natural and you should not expect a contraption, without proper humidity to work.
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