Impact of a controlled heated breathing tube humidifier on sleep quality during CPAP therapy in a cool sleeping environment.

@article{Nilius2008ImpactOA,
  title={Impact of a controlled heated breathing tube humidifier on sleep quality during CPAP therapy in a cool sleeping environment.},
  author={Georg Nilius and Ulrike Domanski and Kj Franke and K-H Ruhle},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={31 4},
  pages={
          830-6
        }
}
There are conflicting data on the effect of adding a heated humidifier to nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy for patients with obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS). The effects of heated humidification on sleep quality and treatment side-effects for patients who prefer a cold bedroom environment have not been studied. A randomised, controlled crossover trial involving 19 patients with a first-ever diagnosis of OSAS measured the effect of conventional heated… CONTINUE READING

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