A unique alternative to bulky water-based humidifiers. HME filters capture heat and moisture from your sleep therapy air and exhalations, preserving and increasing humidity to prevent your airways from drying out during CPAP therapy. HME filters are a great option for travel or battery-powered CPAPs where a traditional heated humidifier may be impractical.
These inline HME Filters are easy to install and should not require re-calibration on most CPAP machines. Simply attach the HME between your mask and your standard CPAP or BiPAP tubing. After that, turn on your machine and experience a steady flow of humidified sleep therapy air. HME Filters should be changed about once a week for best results.
When using your CPAP or BiPAP, the HME Filter captures heat and moisture from the air as you exhale. It then returns heat and moisture to the breathing circuit with each inhalation creating a comfortable, effective, and convenient humidified breathing system.
USAGE: To install a Heat Moisture Exchanger for therapeutic use, connect the large diameter end of the HME to your mask and the smaller diameter end to your CPAP tube. Be sure both connections are fully seated and secure. Your HME is now ready for use.
REPLACEMENT: Heat Moisture Exchangers should be changed as needed when humidification levels appear to drop, usually about once a week with proper storage and nightly use. When not in use, HMEs should be stored in a sealed plastic bag (i.e. a ZipLock). The HME will immediately begin to collect moisture and humidity when exposed to air.
Note: In-Line HME packaging originally recommended replacement of the HME daily; however, weekly changes are more effective and the packaging is being updated to reflect this.