CPAP & Bi-Level Humidifiers
Heated humidifiers play a crucial role in comfort and adherence to CPAP or Bi-level therapy. Humidifiers work by heating the water in the tank to create moisture in the pressurized air created by the CPAP device. This moisture in the air reduces or eliminates dryness and irritation that can be a side effect if CPAP is used without a humidifier. It is recommended to use distilled water that should be changed daily to avoid bacteria and contaminants. Using standard tap water can cause mineral deposits to build up in the water chamber tub thus reducing it's lifespan.