Why is it important?
Prevent unnecessary nasal symptoms with Heated Humidification
When we breathe our airways warm and moisten the incoming air for our lungs. Healthy lungs function under very specific conditions (temperature 37°C & humidity 100%). If we are ever exposed to air that is too cold or dry for our lungs, our nose attempts to add warmth and moisture but in doing so it can become overwhelmed. As a result we experience nose and throat symptoms such as a sore/dry throat, nasal congestion, a runny nose, or in extreme cases, a bleeding nose.
During CPAP therapy up to 75% of users experience these kinds of side affects as a result of the dry CPAP air. Heated Humidification is an important adjunct to CPAP therapy in order to prevent these annoying symptoms from occurring.
The Pioneers of Humidification Technology
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare was the first to introduce Heated Humidification to CPAP therapy in the early 90’s. We recognized the importance of delivering air at the appropriate conditions through our in-depth knowledge of ventilation in the Intensive Care Unit. We therefore adapted our advanced intensive care humidification technology into a very simple heated humidifier that could be used in the home with CPAP.
Through extensive clinical research and education, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare has convinced the sleep community of the benefits of heated humidification. Today we offer a comprehensive range of CPAP units integrated with advanced humidification technology.