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nasal dryness -- heated tube help?
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nasal dryness -- heated tube help?
I live in Colorado where it's very dry. After a week on the Aircurve 10 I'm having a lot of nasal dryness which I am pretty sure is causing OSAs and flow limitations. The default humidity was set to 4, I upped it to 5 but I only fill the chamber to the first line and water is still left in the morning. Would there be a problem in setting the humidity to the max? And/or would it help to get a heated tube?
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RE: nasal dryness -- heated tube help?
(04-17-2019, 11:46 AM)bemused Wrote: I live in Colorado where it's very dry. After a week on the Aircurve 10 I'm having a lot of nasal dryness which I am pretty sure is causing OSAs and flow limitations. The default humidity was set to 4, I upped it to 5 but I only fill the chamber to the first line and water is still left in the morning. Would there be a problem in setting the humidity to the max? And/or would it help to get a heated tube?

I have similar issues with low humidity here in eastern Washington. I use the Airsense 10 Autoset. I use the automatic setting and a heated tube and a tube cover. I use almost a full chamber of water each night. No rain out. When I have tried to use the manual setting on 5, I have had rain out. Automatic setting seems to work best. Same on the Dream Station.
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RE: nasal dryness -- heated tube help?
Try filling it up to max and turn the setting up, if that does not work you could try a heated hose, but cheapest option is to fill the humidifier up to max and turn it up. If you do get rainout, turn it down a bit or get a cover for the hose.

I have my one on one from max and I am not in a dry country, in fact rain can be every day sometimes, but wait fove minutes and the sun comes out (sometimes).

Turn it up a bit every night until you get enough moisture or rainout. If rainout, turn it down slightly or get a cover or heated hose.
I am NOT a doctor.  I try to help, but do not take what I say as medical advice.


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RE: nasal dryness -- heated tube help?
Well, I went ahead and ordered the heated hose, with insurance it's $10 which isn't a deal breaker. Hopefully will do the trick.
Thanks!
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RE: nasal dryness -- heated tube help?
There's some misconception here, a heated hose will make the air drier, thus further exaggerating the problem. 
What you need to do is fill the humidifier up to max and setting the humidity to 8. If you wake up the next day with water in the hose you lower the setting to 7, but always fully fill the chamber.
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RE: nasal dryness -- heated tube help?
(04-18-2019, 01:40 AM)crowtor Wrote: There's some misconception here, a heated hose will make the air drier, thus further exaggerating the problem. 
What you need to do is fill the humidifier up to max and setting the humidity to 8. If you wake up the next day with water in the hose you lower the setting to 7, but always fully fill the chamber.

Normally yes, but it might allow the OP to increase the humidification without encountering rainout, espacially if the room temp is cool.

That said, one scenario where a heated tube definitely DOES make you dry is when you forget to fill the watertank and so breathe warm, dry air all night.

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RE: nasal dryness -- heated tube help?
(04-18-2019, 04:01 AM)StevesSp Wrote:
(04-18-2019, 01:40 AM)crowtor Wrote: There's some misconception here, a heated hose will make the air drier, thus further exaggerating the problem. 
What you need to do is fill the humidifier up to max and setting the humidity to 8. If you wake up the next day with water in the hose you lower the setting to 7, but always fully fill the chamber.

Normally yes, but it might allow the OP to increase the humidification without encountering rainout, espacially if the room temp is cool.

That said, one scenario where a heated tube definitely DOES make you dry is when you forget to fill the watertank and so breathe warm, dry air all night.

Don't ask me how I know this Oh-jeez

I don't have to, It's how I wake up everyday, tank empty, desert throat.
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RE: nasal dryness -- heated tube help?
Well, last night I set the humidity to 6 and filled the chamber most of the way. Humidity-wise I was pretty comfortable, and the water level went down just by half. Guess I will keep experimenting and see what works best. Though when I ordered the heated tubing, the customer service rep said they sell a lot of them in Colorado, hardly any in more humid states.
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