Some people can experience a sore nose, throat and mouth dryness and nasal congestion when using ventilation. If this is the case then a humidifier (water chamber) can be added to your BiLevel machine, once prescribed by your consultant.
A humidifier will add some heat and moisture to the air that you breathe and can make the BiLevel therapy more comfortable and tolerable.
After using your humidifier, allow the humidifier hot metal plate to cool for at least 15 minutes before removing the humidifier water chamber from the unit.
A humidifier should be rinsed daily and washed thoroughly once a week. Always use fresh water each night. You may need to use distilled water for your humidifier – please refer to your manufacturer’s humidifier handbook.