If you use a humidifier with your CPAP machine, then you will have come across condensation build-up in the tube, also known as rainout. As the warm air leaves the humidifier, it loses heat all the way to the mask. In the process, the humidity turns to condensation, and water builds up in the CPAP hose. This can cause discomfort, gargling noises and affect the accuracy of the CPAP pressure being provided. In short; it is a big problem.
Previous solutions have tried to minimise the air temperature difference, with the most common choice being a hose fleece, which helps to insulate the tubing. Members of our CPAP forums will no doubt recall some rather novel attempts at tackling the issue over the years – with mixed results to say the least! However, most solutions are designed to minimise rainout rather than tackle it completely. That is where the Hybernite Rainout Control System differs – it is designed to prevent the cause of rainout in your CPAP setup, rather than just reduce it.
It is very simple – the Hybernite Rainout Control System uses a heated hose, which heats up inside. This prevent the air from cooling between the humidifier and your CPAP mask, meaning it does not form condesation, or rainout. This leaves you free to enjoy the benefits that humidification brings without having to worry about the annoying and unpleasant side-effects. It combines with almost any CPAP humidifier to form the complete humidification solution. No more rainout!
The Hybernite Rainout Control System uses a heated hose that simply replaces the regular hosing of your CPAP humidifier. It uses its own power supply, allowing it to be used with any existing humidifier that uses the standard 22mm connection. Whether you are using a ResMed, Philips Respironics, DeVilbiss or almost any other CPAP machine, you can now enjoy the full benefits of your humidification.
What are the advantages? Other than the obvious in reducing rainout, it can also help prevent your CPAP humidifier’s water chamber from running out overnight. Many have their humidifier set to maximum to compensate for heat loss, but with the Hybernite the air is kept warm so there is less need to crank it up. Lower setting = less water being used. Conversely, those who have their setting lower than they would like to prevent rainout can also enjoy warmer temperatures without that fear.
The complete Hybernite Rainout Control System is available now for £59.95, including both the power supply and the heated hose. If the heated hose needed replacing, as all hoses do after a while, then that can be replaced separately for £32.95 – only slightly more than a regular hose. For a product that helps eliminate rainout, improve comfort and enhance the quality of your CPAP therapy, we’d say that isn’t a bad deal at all!
The Hybernite Rainout Control System is available through www.EU-PAP.co.uk – get yours now!