Nearly all machines are available with a CPAP heated humidifier. Heated humidification adds warm moisture to machine air, preventing airway passages from drying out and decreasing irritation.
To keep CPAP humidifiers clean and sanitary, always use distilled water in your chamber. This will help eliminate the build up of mineral deposits. It is also important to empty the humidifier chamber whenever it is not in use.
This will not only keep the system clean, but also extend the life of the equipment. It is advised that CPAP humidifier chambers be replaced every six months to ensure clean air inhalation.
Using a CPAP humidifier is optional, but it has been proven to make CPAP therapy more comfortable.