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Starfirey2k +0 points · about 2 years ago Original Poster

Hi I am new here and to the whole cpap thing, learning much from reading the questions, maybe someone can help with this one, what is the purpose of having a heated cpap tube?? thanks for any help on this.

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Sierra +0 points · about 2 years ago Sleep Patron

First welcome to the forum!

The need for it kind of depends on your climate and home heating system, and also your desire for something simple to set up and get working. The normal humidifier is controlled by supplying more or less heat to the bottom of the water reservoir. You can manually set the humidity. If you set the humidity level high, and your room is cool, then the humidity can condense in the tube and collect water which can in turn collect in your mask and be pretty annoying. It is sometimes called rainout. If you can locate your machine at or a bit below head level and have the hose go up, then this water will tend to run back into the machine instead of into your mask. Another solution is to buy or make an insulating cover (cosy) for your hose which helps to keep it warmer and avoid condensation. This all assumes the standard non heated hose. However if you buy the heated hose and your machine has the features like the ResMed does, then it will detect the hose and automatically control the humidity to make it comfortable and avoid rainout. You also then get the ability to set your air temperature which is controlled by the hose heating. It has a temperature detector at the mask end of the hose to determine what actual temperature is. Normal set point is about 27 deg. C.

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Starfirey2k +0 points · about 2 years ago Original Poster

Sierra, thank you for the info, the questions and answers here are most helpful.......great information within your answer, thanks again.

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