DreamStation Heated Humidifier adds humidification to your DreamStation CPAP machine to benefit from the additional comfort that humidification provides.
For many CPAP users, humidification is an essential part of their therapy.
The DreamStation Heated Humidifier provides all of the comforts you have come to expect from humidification,
but with some extra technological improvements to make it more effective and user-friendly.
Adaptive Mode adjusts the temperature automatically
The DreamStation Heated Humidifier features a unique "Adaptive" mode. Like most CPAP humidifiers, the DreamStation has various heat settings to choose between. However, with Adaptive mode, the DreamStation Heated Humidifier changes the settings automatically based on the atmospheric conditions. So whether it is a cold night or a balmy evening, the humidifier will provide the optimum level of humidification without any input required.
However, should you prefer to select the settings yourself then you always have the option of manual adjustment.
Dry Box Technology prevents water from damaging the CPAP unit
One of the most common causes of CPAP machine failure is water ingress from a humidifier into the main unit. Philips introduced Dry Box Technology in the System One range of CPAP machines, which is effectively an additional chamber between the CPAP machine and the humidifier to trap any moisture that may have escaped. It was incredibly effective and Philips have used the technology in the new DreamStation range, also.
While we do not recommend filling the humidifier up and then shaking it about, you can travel with your DreamStation knowing that even if you forgot to empty the chamber that the machine has an effective extra layer of protection from water damage.
Optional heated hose for improved performance
One problem with humidification that some CPAP user experience is condensation in the tubing.
This is caused by the moisture from the humidifier cooling as it passes through the tube, condensing and then collecting in the tube and mask. This condensation is called "rainout". A heated hose helps to prevent the humidified air from losing temperature; ensuring the air is at the desired temperature when reaching the mask and reducing (or eliminating) rainout.
The DreamStation Heated Hose is powered by the humidifier itself and therefore does not need an additional power supply. The temperature of the tube is also adjusted to match that of the humidifier for optimum performance.
Please note that this Heated Hose is not included as standard and is an optional extra that can be added to your order here.
This humidifier is compatible with DreamStation machines only. It will not work with any other CPAP machines, including other ranges from Philips Respironics.