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OK Has anyone seen any reaction to humidity??
OK Has anyone seen any reaction to humidity??

I am not sure yet BUT for the past week I was trying to help my dry mouth with high settings on my humidifier And I have been getting several events each night…

The other morning after one such event I seemed to feel the humid air was a little hard to breath so I turned it off and sleep another two hours with no problems.

Last night I set it for 2 and again had no problems all 8 hours long.

First night with no problems in a week.

Rich
11-13-2014 11:03 AM
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RE: OK Has anyone seen any reaction to humidity??
There is less oxygen per unit volume of air when the humidity is higher and it will bother folks with any form of COPD. I don't assume you fit that category but mention it for what it's worth.
11-13-2014 11:10 AM
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(11-13-2014 11:03 AM)racprops Wrote:  Last night I set it for 2 and again had no problems all 8 hours long.

First night with no problems in a week.

Rich
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11-13-2014 01:15 PM
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RE: OK Has anyone seen any reaction to humidity??
(11-13-2014 11:03 AM)racprops Wrote:  OK Has anyone seen any reaction to humidity??
I am not sure yet BUT for the past week I was trying to help my dry mouth with high settings on my humidifier And I have been getting several events each night…
Rich
Rich, it's been my experience that you can't treat dry mouth by increasing your humidity setting. Reason being dry mouth is caused by air escaping from your mouth, not coming in. Dry mouth seems to go with NP masks for some people. The answer is to prevent air escaping orally. This raises the issue of safety since NP's don't have an anti-suffocation valve to protect you in the case of power failure. You could always do what I did - change to a FFM.
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11-13-2014 03:50 PM
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RE: OK Has anyone seen any reaction to humidity??
(11-13-2014 03:50 PM)woozie38 Wrote:  The answer is to prevent air escaping orally. This raises the issue of safety since NP's don't have an anti-suffocation valve to protect you in the case of power failure. You could always do what I did - change to a FFM.

When you wear a nasal mask your mouth is the anti asphyxia valve. That's why you see them only on full face masks.

Some people find full face masks comfortable and leak proof. Others do not, which is why we don't wear them. Personally, I can't get a nasal mask to seal properly, which is why I use a nasal pillows mask. It would be nice for me to have a hybrid mask that consists of nasal pillows and another part that goes inside my mouth.

I want someone to invent something like a mouthpiece with an anti asphyxia valve to use with my nasal pillows mask. I'd be in better shape. Right now, despite keeping my chin strap cinched up, I have significant periods of large leak through my mouth.

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11-13-2014 04:18 PM
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RE: OK Has anyone seen any reaction to humidity??
Thanks for the replies.

Nice to know I am not crazy....well not too much anyway.

I am using a FFM...

Rich
11-13-2014 06:02 PM
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RE: OK Has anyone seen any reaction to humidity??
(11-13-2014 11:10 AM)surferdude2 Wrote:  There is less oxygen per unit volume of air when the humidity is higher and it will bother folks with any form of COPD. I don't assume you fit that category but mention it for what it's worth.

Got a question for you surferdude. First a fact. Humidity is the amount of moisture in the form of water that is dissolved in the air.

Question: When you dissolve salt in water, does the volume of water increase??
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Humidity is a trial and error thing. It makes some people more comfortable. Some people find it causes various problems such as more congestion or discomfort.

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11-13-2014 10:21 PM
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RE: OK Has anyone seen any reaction to humidity??
(11-13-2014 09:53 PM)PaytonA Wrote:  Got a question for you surferdude. First a fact. Humidity is the amount of moisture in the form of water that is dissolved in the air.

Question: When you dissolve salt in water, does the volume of water increase??

No, it actually decreases. Hard to believe isn't it. Chemistry can be so confusing. Big Grin

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If I set my machine on 5 humidity instead of 3, it literally doubles my number of events overnight
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