adding water detection to future cpap/bi-pap machines

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phobos
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Re: adding water detection to future cpap/bi-pap machines

Post by phobos » Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:40 am

Does a CPAP machine require water? You have to keep it filled? I need to move to a wetter climate because I can't accommodate a humidifier the size of a small car in my bedroom to mimic the Amazon jungle? Doesn't everyone have a whole-house humidifier? Hot tubs in every room?

People who live in dry climates have no clue what a hygrometer is or what it's used for, so that's a good tip. Dry eyes, cracked skin, chapped lips and dehydration don't bother us one bit. Connect what dots?

Anyone who can't regulate CPAP humidity is obviously a mouth-breathing dummy (or a mouth-breathing dummy with a dessicated brain). Some of y'all are too kind. :lol:

So what if my Dreamstation 325ml water chamber is completely dry within 6 hours in winter? And winter is too dry this year. So what if my nasal passages are mummified after the water evaporates in my CPAP tank? So what if my sleep software doesn't show a problem until the water is gone? So what if I have the thermostat set at 55 degrees so the furnace's dry heat is diminished, and I freeze at night? So what if my CPAP machine, which was selected by an insurance company, can't be used with an external humidifier? I only wish I were conscious enough to enjoy the burning smell when the water runs out; it'd remind me of my mother's meatloaf. Good times.

It's not as if I began CPAP therapy so I could sleep through the night or anything. It's not as if lack of water in a CPAP machine is a problem for anyone. Anywhere. Ever. Honestly, people can be ridiculous.

Too funny. For those noble souls who took this issue seriously, here's wishing you beer, pizza, and delightful relative humidity. :mrgreen:

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Re: adding water detection to future cpap/bi-pap machines

Post by Midnight Strangler » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:00 am

phobos wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:40 am
my CPAP machine, which was selected by an insurance company
You shouldn't be allowing your insurance company to dictate a machine model. Take control.

BTW, which system (machine, humidifier, mask) do you have, what are your pressure settings and how much leak are you getting? If your room air is 55F, there is a good chance something is wrong in your setup. You should not be running out of water in a room that is 55F.

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Re: adding water detection to future cpap/bi-pap machines

Post by palerider » Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:04 pm

phobos wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:40 am
Honestly, people can be ridiculous.
No, THIS is what's ridiculous:
phobos wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:40 am
my CPAP machine, which was selected by an insurance company,

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