CPAP Water: Do I Have to Use Distilled Water?
It is recommended to use distilled water in your CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine's humidifier to ensure the water is free from minerals, chemicals, and other impurities that could clog the machine or affect the quality of the humidified air.
The difference between distilled water and other types of water, such as tap water or bottled water, is that distilled water has gone through a distillation process to remove impurities. Tap water can contain minerals and chemicals that can build up in the CPAP machine over time, while bottled water may contain impurities or additives that are not suitable for use in a CPAP machine.
If distilled water is not readily available or if you prefer to use another type of water in your CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine's humidifier, you can use purified water. Purified water is water that has been treated to remove impurities, such as minerals, chemicals, and other contaminants, and is suitable for use in a CPAP machine.
You can purchase purified water from a store or you can use a home water purification system to produce purified water. Some examples of home water purification systems include reverse osmosis systems, deionization systems, and activated carbon filters.
It is important to note that not all types of purified water are suitable for use in a CPAP machine, as some types of purified water can contain impurities or additives that are not suitable for use in a CPAP machine. If you are unsure about the type of water to use, it is always best to check with your healthcare provider or CPAP equipment provider for guidance.