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No humidifier
I used to think because I had nasal congestion I needed humidity to keep secretions loose and easy to clear, but there was never anything that liquefied to then be coughed or blown out. Someone mentioned she had less congestion without a humidifier. Darned if I didn't try it and find I did have less congestion without the humidity. Often I go to bed not breathing well through my nose, but find that after a minute the airflow with the CPAP clears out my nose and I breathe fine. It's a relief because I can now use a nasal mask with a chin strap.
07-29-2013 12:44 PM
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PaulaO2 Offline
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Post: #2
RE: No humidifier
I don't use one during the summer since it is so humid here. I do in the winter due to the dry heat source we have. I also use it when I am having a cold or nasal allergies. Not as much as in the winter, but just enough to help keep everything from drying out.

And yes, as soon as I put the mask on, most congestion clears up. But less than a minute after waking, I am clogged back up again. This is with or without humidifier.

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07-29-2013 04:06 PM
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DreamDiver Offline

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RE: No humidifier
I know of one person who has never used humification, but she's been on BiPAP since the machines were the size of a canister vacuum, when they didn't provide humidifiers.

Humidification truly is a personal thing. Many people prefer to use it all the time at some level. Some like passover (unheated) humidity during the summer. I've heard that some people put ice chips inside their humidifier (unheated), but I'm not sure if that really helps other than to make the air colder. Perhaps you are one of those fortunate few for whom humidification is unnecessary. That will probably make travel a lot easier for you!

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07-29-2013 04:53 PM
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PaulaO2 Offline
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RE: No humidifier
SuperSleeper doesn't use a humidifier.

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07-29-2013 05:40 PM
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RE: No humidifier
(07-29-2013 05:40 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote:  SuperSleeper doesn't use a humidifier.

Yes, but SuperSleeper also uses nasal pillows at a high pressure without humidification. There are perhaps 7 people in the entire world that are capable of that feat! :grin:
07-29-2013 05:46 PM
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RE: No humidifier
(07-29-2013 05:46 PM)RonWessels Wrote:  
(07-29-2013 05:40 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote:  SuperSleeper doesn't use a humidifier.

Yes, but SuperSleeper also uses nasal pillows at a high pressure without humidification. There are perhaps 7 people in the entire world that are capable of that feat! :grin:
Same with the person I know face-to-face. She uses a nasal mask (not pillows) and has a pressure of 17|20 bipap. That's pretty hard-core CPAPing. SHa_biggrin5

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07-29-2013 06:15 PM
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RE: No humidifier
I do use nasal pillows with my S9 AutoSet with no humidification whatsoever... all the time. But my average (95%) pressure is around 14, I think, not super-high at least.

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07-29-2013 07:04 PM
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Post: #8
RE: No humidifier
I am finding the same thing. Usually (but not always) if my nose is stuffed up it will clear up when I start the machine. When I wake up my nose will be clear until I take the mask off then I get stuffed up.

Now I'm getting some nose bleed in the morning so I ordered a F &P HC150 today. I have a (Passover) humidifier and the thing does nothing as it has the same amount of water in it in the morning....evaporates nothing...do they ever work??? Don't know if the humidity will help or hurt.
07-29-2013 10:22 PM
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RE: No humidifier
(07-29-2013 10:22 PM)Eddie702 Wrote:  ... Now I'm getting some nose bleed in the morning so I ordered a F &P HC150 today. I have a (Passover) humidifier and the thing does nothing as it has the same amount of water in it in the morning....evaporates nothing...do they ever work??? Don't know if the humidity will help or hurt.
It is unfortunate that your nose is bleeding! I hope your new heated humidifier will help resolve the situation.

If you're noticing no change in the level of the water, it's because the air in your bedroom is already fairly saturated - humid. Perhaps you live near the sea? During the winter in Massachusetts, if you don't have steam heat, you'll probably have to fill the tank every night because the humidity will be very low.

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