Humidification is the process of adding moisture to CPAP air. This is achieved by heating the water in the humidifier chamber to create warm water vapor. The air stream passes through the humidifier and picks up the heated water.
Why Use Humidification?
Breathing dry room air can irritate airways and cause them to swell. This in turn can affect the air pressure you need delivered from your CPAP. A heated humidifier is a great way to avoid these issues.
Many top rated machines have optional integrated heated humidifiers.
Stand Alone Humidifiers
A stand alone humidifier will work with most machines and does not attach directly to the CPAP.
What is Rainout?
As humid air cools, the moisture in the air drops causing water to accumulate in your CPAP hose. Reduce rainout with these products:
• Always empty and clean the humidifier chamber after use. • Use distilled water with your humidifier to keep it free of mineral deposits. • Raise the temperature of your bedroom to reduce rainout. • Use CPAP.com's Machine Part Finder to help find your machine's humidifier. • Use CPAP.com's Part Finder for humidifier replacement parts.