When To Choose A CPAP Machine With A Built-In Humidifier

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Starting to use a CPAP machine every night will help you to manage your sleep apnea symptoms so that you feel well-rested and ready to take on the day in the morning. When you shop for a machine, it's important to buy the one that has specific features that will be useful to you. Many CPAP machines have built-in humidifiers, which means that in addition to providing air for you to breathe, they release some moisture into the air. Not everyone needs a machine that has a built-in humidifier, but if you're in one of these situations, this feature will be valuable.

Dry Nose

If you've used a CPAP machine without a built-in humidifier in the past, you may have noticed that your nose felt dry in the morning as a result of the air flowing into it all night. In mild cases, the dryness could simply be a nuisance. In more serious instances, you may have suffered from cracked skin in and around your nose as a result of the dryness. There's no need to have to deal with such issues in the future. When you switch to a machine that has a built-in humidifier, you can expect that your dry nose will be a thing of the past.

Dry Climate

The amount of natural humidity in the air varies based on what climate you live in. While some people live in climates that are extremely humid, others live where there's little humidity in the air. If you live in such an area, you may find that you prefer breathing humid air to dry air. For example, you might find the air in your bathroom after you've had a shower more pleasant to breathe than the air outside. If you're partial to breathing humid air, a CPAP machine that has a built-in humidifier will produce the kind of air that you like.

Frequent Snoring

People who suffer from sleep apnea can often snore for various reasons. One potential reason that you may breathe through your mouth and snore in the process is that your nose feels blocked. When you have trouble breathing through your nose while sleeping, it's natural to begin using your mouth. In addition to causing you to snore, mouth breathing can also leave you with a dry mouth. When you use a CPAP machine with a humidifier, it may help to loosen any blockages that you have in your nose to allow you to breathe more easily through it.

For more information, contact a CPAP machines supplier.