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The Importance of Humidification and Sleep Health

Posted on Wed, Jan 03, 2018

icon_auto_plus_bedside_zpssndirpyo.jpgHumidification plays an important role in the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA). Under normal circumstances, our airway needs enough humidity in order to function properly. Most especially if you are undergoing nasal CPAP therapy. The airway humidity drops to a certain point of around 30%. With this the nose makes its own moisture, thus producing nasal congestion. 

So what are the benefits of using a humidifier with your CPAP Therapy?

As mentioned above, using a humidifier with your therapy can reduce dryness and congestion of the airway, thus improving comfort. It is because the airflow generated by CPAP machine often exceeds to what your body is accustomed to humidifying on its own. So, with proper humidification, you can reduce common symptoms like nasal congestion and dry throat. The use of humidifiers reduces these symptoms by adding moisture and warmth to the air delivered by CPAP devices.

It is also necessary to maintain the humidity in its right level to avoid excess condensation in the tubing and mask caused by too much humidification.

Now, the challenge is to find the accurate setting for your humidifier. Luckily, there are humidifiers available today that has automatic setting which can easily adjust with the room humidity.

You may have the best CPAP machine with accurate settings and your preferred mask, yet when humidification setting is not just right it can blow everything.

Tags: CPAP, humidifier