Only one of those listed is "Distilled" water and that is the one that is overwhelmingly recommended by healthcare professionals for CPAP use (try a google search). Do you have information that suggests that anything other than distilled water should be used in a CPAP humidifier? You mentioned that "the large majority of people just buy what is convenient and least expensive in the grocery store or drug store". That may be correct but my guess is that what they are buying is distilled water for use in CPAP machines. Those are my thoughts based on the little time I spent reviewing this. I will use distilled water as long as that is what the "experts" recommend. I don't know any better......
Thank you for your valuable comments Sierra. It all makes sense. However, I am somewhat puzzled because all the professionals I spoke to (doctors, CPAP vendors, fitters etc.) regarding my CPAP treatment recommend that distilled water be used. The humidifier on my ResMed AirSense11 AutoSet machine has "Use Distilled Water Only" printed on it. It sounds like you are using something different and I don't doubt that it's working for you. I'm a new CPAP user and want to use what is being recommended to me, i.e., distilled water. I'd be interested in knowing what other posters in this forum are using e.g. distilled, reverse osmosis, boiled water, bottled water, tap water etc. If you're using distilled water, do you use ozonated or non-ozonated water? Brands? As a new user, it would be interesting and helpful to know what others are using. Tx
Most of the distilled water I see in pharmacies and grocery stores is "ozonated" distilled water. I wonder then if that is what most people are using for CPAP humidifiers. I thought I reads somewhere that ozonated water should not be used in CPAP machines but I'm not sure about the validity of that. This is why I'm trying to get a feel about what other CPAP users are doing. Do you use distilled water? If so, is it ozonated or non-ozonated? Any particular brands that you are using or have used? Any
comments would be greatly appreciated. Tx
I'm a new CPAP user and use the ResMed AirSense 11 AutoSet machine and the Resmed AirFit P10 mask. I'm trying to decide on the water to use in the humidifier. I know that distilled water is recommended and I thought that it would be easy to get....but when I started looking, I realized that there are many types/brands of distilled water . For example on Amazon, prices range from about $0.01 per ounce in grocery stores to over $0.20 per ounce at Amazon and elsewhere. I'd be interested in knowing what other CPAP users use for water in their CPAP humidifiers, e.g. specific brands, specifications etc., (links would be great). Any and all comments/suggestions would be appreciated. Tx.