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There are two categories of humidification - warm and cold. Cold or "passover" humidification was the first type of humidification therapy for CPAP. Cold pass over is a water chamber that allows air from the CPAP to "pass over" the water before entering the CPAP tube thereby creating humidified air. Although this set up is effective for CPAP users with low pressure settings and those living in a warm climate, it is not optimal as it can become too cold to tolerate and does not provide the most efficient humidification.
A heated humidifier adds moisture and warmth to the air delivered by the CPAP device. Because you can adjust the level of heat, heated humidification offers greater flexibility and reduces more severe symptoms and increases comfort of the treatment by the user. With increased comfort the user is likely to increase compliance and the ability to use the treatment for longer periods.
In the summer months, some are unfortunate to suffer symptoms of hayfever, . A runny streaming nose, often alternating with congestion can be exacerbated by the CPAP treatment. In these cases, heated humidification can also help to relieve nasal irritation and aid continued use of treatment.
One of the problems that can sometimes occur with heated humidification is 'rainout. In cold weather, as the warmed moistened air moves down the hose, it is cooled and can hold less water: as a result it condenses in the tube and mask. This is known as 'rainout which can cause gurgling noises in the tube and water condensation on the face.
There are several ways to help to lessen the problem of 'rainout and the following may help.
ResMed have recently introduced the S9 series. When used with the heated ClimateLine tubing, the H5i gives ideal relief from symptoms even in rooms where the temperature changes overnight - without rainout!
The H5i is incredibly easy to use. Just set your preferred air temperature and the H5i delivers the optimum level of humidification - automatically!
For more information visit www.resmed.com or contact the RealSleep team who will be happy to advise you further.