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.