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switch to unheated hose for summer?
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switch to unheated hose for summer?
I'm only 90 days into what is proving to be very effective treatment and am due via Medicare to reorder supplies. I have been using humidification and a heated hose with AirFit P30i nasal pillows. I prefer a very cool bedroom which was easy to achieve during winter, but will not do much AC during the upcoming summer season and room will be at least 72 degrees for sleeping. Would it make sense for this reorder of supplies to get a non-heated hose for my device?
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RE: switch to unheated hose for summer?
I just turn my heated hose off during spring, summer and fall. I use a hose cover year round, though. There is no need to use the heated hose unless you need it.
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RE: switch to unheated hose for summer?
You can always turn off the heated hose, but I prefer the lighter weight of a regular hose. Also, replacement schedules tend to exceed the actual life of most supplies. This means you will build up an inventory of stuff shortly.
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RE: switch to unheated hose for summer?
I have a heated hose and I've yet to turn it on.

And, yes to what Crimson Nape said. I have plenty of extra supplies on hand, and it'll only be two years for me come this September.
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RE: switch to unheated hose for summer?
Thanks for input. When I called supplier they suggested sticking with heated hose year round as I live in the high desert and often one wants humidification year round and thus the need for heated hose. Since I am not a very active side sleeper while the lighter weight unheated hose has some appeal, it would be of limited benefit and the inability to use humidification would far outweigh that slight advantage.
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RE: switch to unheated hose for summer?
I too would suggest staying with the heated hose. Turn it down or off as necessary for comfort. Also if you did have a standard hose, you can still use the humidifier, it could increase rainout probability in certain conditions.
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RE: switch to unheated hose for summer?
Same here, I just turn the heated hose off in the summer.
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RE: switch to unheated hose for summer? Humidity and dry mouth in morning?
As usual forum gives more accurate and fuller answers/info than my supplier. 
New ? on very dry mouth when waking in the morning ... Would increasing humidification level help with dry mouth?

My humidification level is 4 and temp is 78. I have room humidifier and bedroom is typically 45%. Since from Oscar rpt forum people expected mouth breathing I have been using Somnifix mouth tape and from Oscar think that most if not all mouth breathing is resolved, but not 100% sure of that. The dry mouth in the morning is not really an "issue" to me unless it is indication that settings/therapy could be improved and with that the dry mouth symptom would also improve. I have been focused on other things and while only 90 days into therapy total events per hour during sleep study were 101/hour and now I am often < 1 hour so haven't asked for any suggestion of tweaks to settings. At this point my only interest is whether experimenting with humidity setting would be suggested. As alwaays much thanks.
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RE: switch to unheated hose for summer?
Yes, that's what I'd try. Turn the humidity level up 1 notch. See if it helps.
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RE: switch to unheated hose for summer?
Sure, there is no need for either a heated hose or added humidity for that matter. Added humidity is a personal preference issue and not a good thing for me during the long Houston summers. In my machine I replace the humidifier module with a ResMed Bypass Module and then use a plain hose. 

Plain, non-heated hoses, are very cheap and may not be worth dealing with a Medicare DME. I don't know since I am fully self pay even though I am on Medicare with a Plan "F" Supplement.  

As for room/bed temperatures, you are on the right track with keeping the room temps low, but running the AC may be costly. You may want to consider buying a bed "cooler" that can help keep your bed at the desired temperature year around. ChiliPad has worked for us.

Sorry, but I read your original question without noticing all the replies. Much of what I posted above does not apply in low humidity areas.
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