Cold/Cool versus Warm air from CPAP humidifier

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Re: Cold/Cool versus Warm air from CPAP humidifier

Post by bhurd » Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:36 pm

Why can't CPAP companies make a cold moist air CPAP machine???? I feel like I am suffocating when I use my CPAP machine. I do not use the heated humidifier & do not use the water! I am so sick and tired of no CPAP company listening to the users requests!!! Warm moist heat in my face is like having your head stuck in a plastic bag that has been tied shut!! I sleep with a fan on all night. Plus I have always had cool air blowing in my face & cool air to breathe at night with a window cracked open. Someone has got to invent something to help us that are suffering!!!!!

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Re: Cold/Cool versus Warm air from CPAP humidifier

Post by Wulfman... » Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:32 pm

bhurd wrote:Why can't CPAP companies make a cold moist air CPAP machine???? I feel like I am suffocating when I use my CPAP machine. I do not use the heated humidifier & do not use the water! I am so sick and tired of no CPAP company listening to the users requests!!! Warm moist heat in my face is like having your head stuck in a plastic bag that has been tied shut!! I sleep with a fan on all night. Plus I have always had cool air blowing in my face & cool air to breathe at night with a window cracked open. Someone has got to invent something to help us that are suffering!!!!!
Why not? You'd still be getting some cool humidity by turning off the heat and putting water in the tank.
I've been using "passover" humidity for nearly 12 years and have not experienced many problems.


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Re: Cold/Cool versus Warm air from CPAP humidifier

Post by LSAT » Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:14 pm

Wulfman... wrote:
bhurd wrote:Why can't CPAP companies make a cold moist air CPAP machine???? I feel like I am suffocating when I use my CPAP machine. I do not use the heated humidifier & do not use the water! I am so sick and tired of no CPAP company listening to the users requests!!! Warm moist heat in my face is like having your head stuck in a plastic bag that has been tied shut!! I sleep with a fan on all night. Plus I have always had cool air blowing in my face & cool air to breathe at night with a window cracked open. Someone has got to invent something to help us that are suffering!!!!!
Why not? You'd still be getting some cool humidity by turning off the heat and putting water in the tank.
I've been using "passover" humidity for nearly 12 years and have not experienced many problems.


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I agree...Just turn off the heated humidifier

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Re: Cold/Cool versus Warm air from CPAP humidifier

Post by Cindy Harris » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:45 pm

My wife has just at started using her CPAP and finds the warm air to be most uncomfortable, where she has trouble falling asleep. She has found that putting an ice bottle around the tubing cools it down enough where it is tolerable.

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Re: Cold/Cool versus Warm air from CPAP humidifier

Post by vps » Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:26 am

I have the same issue with warm air. Putting ice cubes helps to fall asleep, but at 3am it's a pain to go to fridge to refill humidifier with ice.
May be there is a proper solution?