Do you or a loved one rely on CPAP therapy for a restorative and peaceful night's sleep? Then you will know how important it is to be comfortable and at ease when wearing a CPAP mask. Some CPAP users complain of experiencing dryness or even cracked lips when using a CPAP machine. This is because of the increased airflow in comparison to normal breathing. If you use air conditioning or live in a dry climate, you may experience dryness or a sore throat when breathing CPAP air.
A CPAP humidifier solves the problem of experiencing a dry mouth for good. A CPAP humidifier adds moisture to the air you breathe when using a CPAP machine, reducing dryness and irritation in the nasal passage, throat, and mouth.
What is a CPAP Humidifier?
A CPAP humidifier is used alongside a CPAP machine to add moisture to the air that is pumped through the machine. The humidifier adds moisture through heated humidification, in which an element vaporises distilled water into the machine.
A humidifier is a separate additional accessory that can be included alongside your CPAP machine. Some CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machines come with built-in humidifiers.
Do I need a CPAP Humidifier?
Using a CPAP heated humidifier may be necessary for some people who experience discomfort from breathing dry, cold air. A humidifier can reduce the risk of congestion and sinus infection, as dry air can cause the mucous membranes to become irritated, leading to potential infections and nasal congestion. If you are a CPAP user experiencing discomfort from your CPAP machine, then a humidifier can help alleviate your irritation. Getting a restful night's sleep is critical for your health and well-being, so make sure your CPAP therapy experience is comfortable and you're getting the most out of your treatment. If you are unsure if you need a humidifier, feel free to reach out and speak to one of our trusted sleep experts. We are always ready to discuss your personalised needs and help tailor a treatment plan that works for you!
Types of CPAP humidifiers
There are two main types of CPAP humidifiers, these include:
- A built-in humidifier.
- An external humidifier.
A built-in humidifier is internal to the CPAP machine and an included feature of the machine itself. This is also known as an integrated humidifier.
An external or standalone humidifier is sold separately from the machine itself.
Some standalone or external humidifiers are designed to fit with a specific CPAP machine, while others can be used with a number of models. Both use a water chamber and vaporise the water into the air you breathe, preventing dry nasal airways and a runny nose for nasal masks and a sore throat and dry mouth for full face masks.
Some humidifiers allow you to change the humidity level to your liking, ensuring a comfortable night's sleep.
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CPAP Depot is one of Brisbane's most trusted CPAP equipment stores. We stock an extensive range of integrated and external humidifiers to fit your specific CPAP machine.
We stock Australia's most trusted brands! Our friendly sleep experts can help you find the best-suited humidifier for your machine and preferences.
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