Why do I always get a dry mouth or stuffy nose using CPAP?
Waking up with a dry mouth, scratchy throat or a stuffy nose from your CPAP can be unpleasant and discouraging, but there are things you can do.
These symptoms may indicate you need humidification. Older CPAP machines do not have integrated humidification and overtime humidifiers have greatly improved to now provide you with optimal humidification year-round.
Adding humidification to your CPAP machine is the number one way to increase treatment efficiency and comfort. Humidifiers work by adding a water chamber on a heating plate to the CPAP machine which will add moisture to the air you breathe. Also new machines often include a heated breathing tube as well.
The AirSense 10 machines come with a built-in humidifier that is easier to fill and clean and is more compact. You can also try using ClimateLineAir, a heated tubing option designed to maintain the temperature of the air as it passes from the humidifier through the tube for a more comfortable experience.
If you are experiencing any discomfort or you if you have noticed your treatment has become less effective, we can help get your therapy back on track.