Room humidifiers help people with asthma or with dry, hacking coughs, to breathe more easily. Put in a bedroom, they go a long way toward helping sick people and asthmatics get a good night’s sleep. Humidifiers prevent the violent coughing attacks that will wake the sick person – and often the entire household. They also help to prevent the onset of (often potentially deadly) asthma attacks in the night.
So, yes … humidifiers not only help ‘you’ sleep better at night, they help everybody sleep better - in more ways than one!
A Cpap humidifier does the same thing as a normal room humidifier. However, it moistens the air breathed through the Cpap, rather than in the air of the whole room. Although Cpap humidifiers are often referred to as Cpap accessories, they are a bit more than accessories. They play a more essential role than an ‘accessory’ would. Humidifiers are optional but often needed – especially for the first few weeks of Cpap use, when users can suffer from the dry air they breathe and other side effects.
While the Cpap device helps prevent episodes that disrupt breathing and disturbed sleep, the humidifier will make Cpap device use easier and more comfortable – helping to prevent some of the side effects of dry air. These side effects include dry mouth and nasal passages, and coughing. Some Cpap users may also suffers from nosebleeds due to the dry air. Others may experience a narrowing of the nasal passages; this will impact on the effectiveness of the Cpap as the pressure settings may become inaccurate.
The side effects caused by dry air can seriously disrupt sleep. It makes sense to be prepared to get the most from Cpap treatment if you have sleep apnea, (or any other sleep disorder) by using a Cpap humidifier. There’s no question that when used at the correct setting, a humidifier will help you sleep better at night, and help you cope better with your sleep disorder.