The DreamStation Heated Humidifier by Philips Respironics is the integrated humidifier designed to connect directly to the DreamStation Series Machines in order to provide optimum comfort by adding moisture to therapy air.
The RESmart heated humidifier attaches onto the front of the device using the same power supply as the machine. You can set the humidifier between 1 and 5 based on your desired therapy humidification level. The RESmart chamber is designed to negate the flow of water back into the machine from the humidifier lowering the chance of water damage to the machine.
Heated humidifiers are an optional enhancement to your CPAP regimen and are compatible with almost all CPAP machines. They work very well for people whose nasal passages or throat becomes irritated or uncomfortably dry following CPAP therapy. Heated humidifiers work by passing the pressurized air from the CPAP machine over warm water, where it collects moisture before traveling into your system. The level of humidity delivered is based on the heat setting. There are three types of heated humidifiers: built-in, integrated, and stand alone. Built in heated humidifiers are a permanent part of the machine while integrated humidifiers are a removable part of the machine. Integrated humidifiers are specific to and will only fit into certain CPAP machines. Stand alone heated humidifiers are completely separate from the CPAP machine and are universal- any humidifier will work with any capable CPAP machine. These are connected to the machine with a hose. To keep your humidifier clean, only use distilled water in the water chamber and empty the chamber after each use. This helps to prevent mineral deposits from accumulating. Water chambers should be replaced every six months.