Philips Respironics has not only rejuvenated it's humidification system with the DreamStation, the re-invention is certainly evident as well. Along with the heated tube you'll enjoy a steady stream of warm air. The DreamStation in conjunction with Heated Tubing will optimise humidified air flow and reduce the overall possibility of rainout all the while protecting the machine from water damage. Protection equals longevity, which is something we all want! Utilizing an intelligent humidity control system gives you the flexibility to find what works best for you to give you the results you need. With all this extra comfort you are sure to fall asleep comfortably and treat your sleep apnea the way it should be treated.
The Respironics DreamStation Humidifier offers 5 different levels of humidification just as the Heated Tube. Allowing yourself to choose a desired humidity level will ensure you'll find a optimal number that will comfort you and make you wake up happy and refreshed. Wouldn't that be nice to experience daily? These two features will work together in harmony making sure to deliver humidification that is deemed optimal by your standard. If you feel that you don't need to use the Philips Respironics humidifier then there is nothing to worry about. You wield the to shut it off completely by turning it to zero (0) This is what we call "Taking Control"
Adapt to change or Remain the same
Are you one to adapt? Would you prefer to stay consistently the same? Neither options are a bad choice so we consider this a win-win situation. The all new Respironics DreamStation Humidifier allows you to select between two humidification modes: Adaptive and Fixed. No more tinkering around with the tube settings as the device will automatically switch to Heated Tube Humidification Mode the moment you attach the heated tube to the device. The all new Adaptive mode adapts the heat plate temperature to the surrounding conditions in the room and outside creating an ambiance for you to enjoy. Best of all, this design prevents condensation from occurring in the tube which means a peaceful undisturbed sleep session. If you prefer to stay constant then the DreamStation has you covered as you can choose the Fixed Mode: allowing you to apply constant heat on the humidifier heated plate rather than adapt to the surroundings.
Note: Under certain conditions and settings, this mode can allow condensation to occur in the tube while in use.
Why fix something that isn't broke? Respironics has brought back the Dry Box technology it is known for in the DreamStation. Dry Box Technology is designed to trap water in the Respironics DreamStation humidifier and away from the machine. The one way valve where the air outlet port is located further protects itself against water exiting the humidifier and into your machine.
The DreamStation Heated Tube Humidifier with Heated Tube is compatible only with the DreamStation Machines. It will not have compatibility with other machines manufactured by Philips Respironics (whether it is the RemStar M series, Legacy series or the System One REMStar Machines) or any other manufacturers for that matter. The good news is the PR System One Heated Tube is compatible with the DreamStation. The only problem is the colors will be off...but hey it's just a minor detail.
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