Patients frequently ask, "can I use tap water in my humidifier"? Buying distilled water is an additional expense and can be inconvenient. But here's why you might want to keep using distilled water.
Using tap water will cause discoloration of the water chamber and the minerals from tap water will be deposited in the chamber causing an ugly scale. This is of some concern but the mai reason to use distilled water is to maximize the life of you positive airway pressure machine. Manufacturers warn using tape water in the water chamber of you humidifier can decrease the life expectancy of your machine. Some insurance companies will only purchase a new machine every5-7 years.
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Dr. Hamilton-Stubbs is a nurse MD. After completing her nursing education with honors at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, Dr. Hamilton-Stubbs pursued her dream of attending a HBCU. She matriculated at Meharry Medical College where she graduated in the top 4th of her class.
Dr. Hamilton-Stubbs completed an internal medicine internship, pediatric residency, adult neurology residency and child neurology fellowship. In 1994 she accepted a position as one of only two physicians in the Sleep Disorders Center at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College of Virginia. In 1997 she resigned to start a Christian based medical practice, SCCA.
In 2006 she began studying the medicinal benefits of foods. Later she returned to the class room. She studied herbal medicine at Centre for Scientific Research into Plant Medicine, Accre Ghana and is currently studying functional medicine.
In 2014 Dr. Hamilton-Stubbs expanded the services at SCCA and changed to name to reflect her goal for patient care: sleep and total wellness
Dr. Hamilton-Stubbs practices a blend of conventional medicine with the best of alternative medicine, integrative - functional sleep medicine.
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