Heat Moisture Exchange Unit for CPAP Machines
Heat Moisture Exchange Unit for CPAP Ma Overview
The Heat Moisture Exchange Unit for CPAP Machines is a waterless humidification option available for nearly every CPAP machine and mask. Designed to re-use moisture from your exhaled breath, the Heat Moisture Exchange Unit offers an alternative to water-based humidification to provide a solution to drying out from CPAP air.
Take it with you on your next flight or outdoor adventure, with less to pack and minimal mess. It also uses no electricity, so it won't be a drain on your CPAP battery pack!
The Heat Moisture Exchange Unit can provide the following benefits:
- Extremely Portable
- Less expensive
- Less messy
- No regular cleaning
- Works with almost any machine
- Compatible with most CPAP masks
All you need to do is connect the moisture unit between your mask and machine hose. From there, you'd breathe. That's all there is to it.
Use for Up to 7 Nights Before Needing Replacement
Manufacturer testing has shown the heat moisture exchange unit can be used for up to seven nights before being replaced. This is the HME only and does not include any other machine parts.
CPAP Machine Compatibility
The HME is designed to work with almost any CPAP machine, so you'll never need to worry if it's compatible.
Past customers have used it with success on the following machines. This is not a complete list:
- Z2 Auto
- Z1 Auto
- Transcend Auto
- Transcend 3
And many other machines too!
Both the HME device and the Z2 and Z1 Series machines are manufactured by Human Design Medical, making the pairing a perfect fit.
CPAP Mask Compatibility
Here are some examples of compatible masks. This is not a complete list:
- AirFit F30
- AirFit F20
- AirTouch F20
- Simplus Full Face
- ComfortGel Blue Nasal
- ComfortGel Blue Full Face
- UltraMirage II
And many other masks too!
When selecting a mask, please note the Heat Moisture Exchange Unit for CPAP Machines will not work with masks that have a short tube extended from the mask frame, such as nasal pillow masks. It is also not compatible with the AirMini or AirMini masks.
DreamWear masks are not compatible as the elbow is not close to the nose. The HME must be very close to the moisture of exhaled air to function properly. It must be connected to a mask with a simple elbow in order to give optimal results.
Two Different Sized Openings
There are two different size openings on the heat moisture exchange unit. The wider opening is designed to connect to the mask, while the thinner opening connects to the long hose attached to the machine.
This Product Includes...
- 1 - Heat Moisture Exchange Unit
HME Dimensions: 3.25 Inches L x 2 Inches W x 2 Inches H
HME Weight: 0.768 Ounces
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The Heat Moisture Exchange Unit for CPAP Machines cannot be cleaned. The manufacturer suggests replacing the unit after using it for up to seven nights.
Originally, the manufacturer found the HME to only be suitable for one night's use. After further research and testing, the device has been approved for up to seven night's use. Be aware: Some packaging and documentation may still state the unit should be discarded after 24 hours, but the heat moisture exchange unit may be used for up to 7 nights.
This product does NOT include any other machine parts.
Sufficient humidification by means of adapter is also very poor.
Unit is changed weekly to maintain clean air exchange. Always delivered correctly and on time.
It is an excellent product that is used with a mini CPAP machine. It obviates the need for a larger machine with a water chamber. Perfect for travel. more...
I use these when traveling with my compact CPAP w/o a humidifier. I keep the machine and hose under the covers so that my body heat helps keep the airflow from being chilled. This device seems to help since I no longer wake up with dry cotton-mouth. I think the combination of my hose/machine under the covers and this little contraption helps keep me from having to pack a humidifier in my luggage. I've been using this for about two years now, replace about every three or four trips. more...
This seems to be the exact same product that I could have gotten from my medical provider; however, it costs considerably less. more...