CPAP Humidifiers

CPAP humidifiers have come such a long way in helping to eliminate airway dryness or irritation caused by CPAP therapy.  Many people complain that they wake up with a dry or scratchy throat after using therapy, and a humidifier is the best option to eliminate this discomfort and allow a restful night's sleep.  Passover humidifiers send your therapy air over a basin of water to allow moisture pickup, while heated humidifiers use the aid of heat to evaporate moisture into the air.  It is up to you to decide which you prefer!  You can find more information about our humidifier options on the bottom of this page.

Heated Humidifiers Selection

Heated Humidifiers

Heated humidifiers help deliver humidity into your airway to avoid respiratory dryness.  They work by heating a chamber of water to help water escape into your therapy air before it enters your tubing and mask.  Some heated humidifiers can sense your environment to make sure they are not creating too much or little heat, ensuring maximum comfort.

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Passover Humidifiers Selection

Passover Humidifiers

Passover humidifiers help deliver humidity into your airway to avoid respiratory dryness.  They work by having a stream of air pass over a chamber of water before entering your tubing in order to moisten it for maximum comfort.  Passover humidifiers do not use any added heat, they therefore keep your therapy air around room temperature.

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Humidifier Parts Selection

Humidifier Parts

Our humidifier parts can be used to replaced many of the major brands.  From lids to water chambers to humidifier seals, these parts will ensure that your humidifier works the best it possibly can to keep you comfortable during your CPAP therapy.  Be sure to replace any damaged parts to avoid unwanted water damage to your machine.

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CPAP humidifiers were created to help combat airway dryness that can result from your CPAP therapy.  They help by delivering moisture into your pressurized air to keep your respiratory tract moist and comfortable.  Many machines have an optional integrated humidifier, meaning the humidifier is either built into, or attaches directly onto your CPAP machine.  This helps to save space and eliminate the need for any additional power cords to streamline your CPAP experience.  Many humidifiers also have spill protection which helps keep water from your humidifier out of your machine.  If water reaches the inside of your machine, it can cause serious damage.  

Two types of humidifiers are the most commonly used.  Passover humidifiers are the older model of humidifiers.  They direct your therapy air over a still basin of water, allowing it to pick up moisture before reaching your airway.  Heated humidifiers are the newer model.  They use the aid of heat, and by heating a water chamber air is evaporated into your therapy air.  Some newer humidifier models are able to sense the environment of your CPAP machine and adjust your temperature and humidity levels to create the most comfortable experience possible.  These options are great for those in arid environments, but not everyone finds the need for a humidifier.

Like all of your CPAP equipment, you need to be sure to keep your humidifier clean to ensure it works properly.  Moisture can aid in bacterial growth, so it is recommended that you clean your water chamber as frequently as possible to maintain a healthy environment.

By Roberta Baron