DreamStation Heated Humidifier - add humidification to your DreamStation CPAP
For many CPAP users, humidification is an essential part of their therapy. The DreamStation Heated Humidifier allows current or prospective owners of a DreamStation Plus or Auto machine to benefit from the additional comfort that humidification provides.
The DreamStation Heated Humidifier provides all of the comfort you have come to expect from humidification, but with some extra technological improvements to make it more effective and user-friendly.
Adapative 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 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 Auto and Pro machines only. It will not work with any other CPAP machines, including other ranges from Philips Respironics.
SKU / Code GBXH Weight (including packaging) in grams 1140.0000 Manufacturer Philips Respironics Product Specifications No What's Included No Useful Links No Vat Exempt Yes Made In No Humidifier Capacity No Manufacturer's Warranty 1 year Manufacturer's Help Lines No CE Marked Yes Why Buy? No
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Website Information Comfort Ease of Use Value QualityI have only been using a CPAP machine for 9 months and I struggled with the cold air in my nose while trying to sleep - this has now changed and its a warmer air and much more comfortable and easier to relax and sleep - very pleased with my purchase(Posted on 17 September 2019)
lacks pre heat option Review by Elizabeth
Comfort Ease of Use Value Quality Website InformationI wish you could set it to pre-heat and also wish there was an easy way to find out what temperature it achieves. It is summer just now and it hardly seems to come on at all even at 5. Having said that I trust Phillips as a brand and hope it will work out, it is early days yet.(Posted on 14 August 2019)
Early days Review by Rose Hill
Comfort Ease of Use Value Quality Website InformationUnfortunately my DS is not calibrated for the humidifier to pre-heat except to set the temp at time of use.I think the heater is working but have no way to test this, as the weather is warm now and the level of water in the reservoir appears to be reduced by the morning. I've only been using the CPAP for a couple of weeks, and have had some very much improved sleep using the humidifier but I hope continued use improves the average and that I can update this review soon.(Posted on 13 May 2019)
Great product. Wish it was waterproof Review by Chimmy
Quality Website Information Comfort Ease of Use ValueThis is the second unit I've purchased. The original one was faulty which I ASSUME was due to liquid getting in the unit. So do be extremely careful not to spill when putting the reservoir back in the humidifier. (It does state this in the manual.) Would have been 5 stars all round if the humidifier was waterproof.(Posted on 11 March 2019)
A much improved product on my old humidifier Review by Aussie John
Ease of Use Value Quality Website Information ComfortVery easy to use and I particularly like the spillage proof design of the water tank.(Posted on 28 March 2018)
Good....but with niggles Review by JC
Ease of Use Value Quality Website Information ComfortThis is a review for the humidifier and heated hose combined, which I bought at the same time, and it is hard to work out which does what. Overall, not exactly cheap, but does the job really well. I had isseues with the Dreamstation in that the air being delivered to the mask was cold/cool, and so I was constatntly noticing it. The humidifier/hose mean that the air arriving in the mask now is 'very comfortable' and hardly noticeable. Result. And, with the hose being heated (you can just about feel it being warm to touch), the chances of condensation (hence nasties growing) in the hose is greatly reduced. But there are issues: The DS and humidifier combined have quite a large footprint on the bedside table. And although it is tempting to pick up the whole unit with one hand, due to the join in the middle, I'm not convinved how sturdy that it. So I pick it up with two hands, at both ends. Filling the tank is a breeze: emptying it (to clean it) is something they dont seem to have thought through : water goes everywhere. But the imortant thing is: does it do the job? Yes, it does it very well.(Posted on 20 February 2018)
Humidifier Review by sally123
Comfort Ease of Use Value Quality Website InformationI have been given this machine by my sleep clinic, I can honestly say that it is amazing, easy to use and clean , and does exactly what the description says.(Posted on 26 October 2016)