Universal Inline HME (Heat Moisture Exchange) Humidifier Filter for CPAP Machines

Breas Universal Inline HME (Heat Moisture Exchange) Humidifier Filter for CPAP Machines

4.23 Average Rating of 26 Reviews Read Reviews



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 full 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 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 on a daily basis; however weekly changes have been found to be more effective and the packaging is being updated to reflect this.)

Product Information

  • Manufacturer HDM Breas
  • Part Number(s) HD60-2100, 005998
  • HCPCS Code E1399
  • GTIN / UPC Code 00859477004093


Average Rating of
Total 26 Reviews
  • works Well.

    Fits on my travel machine well. Be nice for the airflow to not be dry.
    Written by pawhans, Oregon2020-01-13
  • Does the job as well as the original

    Works as well as the original HME that came with my HDM Z1. Close it up airtight in a small bag if you've only used it for 1 -3 nights and you can get more usage from it. I usually get 5-7 nights out of one before I notice my airways are a little drier. That's when it's time to swap it out for a new one.
    Written by yospiff, Fort Worth, Texas2019-12-15
  • Fast and professional

    Thanks. Great price. Fast shipping.
    Written by wbw3249, Texas2019-12-06
  • Disappointing

    The HME doesn’t connect with the Dreamwear wisp. I was on a 5 week trip to Europe, and had such high hopes for this portable option, paired with the Z1. Ended up rigging the chamber to the nose pillow with Coban athletic wrap, but NOT elegant, comfortable or convenient. Would love as better solution, as I live in a very high and dry climate.
    Written by Chill, Colorado2019-08-08
  • Price was higher and without antibacterial filter

    I was very disappointed in the fact that the HME did not include the antibacterial filter that I had been previously purchasing. Plus I was also disappointed that I had to pay more for the non filtered appliance.
    Written by dhaynes, Mediocre at best.2019-06-28
  • WORKS!

    I purchased this to go with a small travel cpap machine. My normal, everyday cpap is the Philips DreamStation with humidifier. I can honestly say that when I used the HME with my travel Z2, I did not notice really any difference in humidity. Very pleased!
    Written by sandrah9, Colorado2019-05-04
  • Excellent

    Simple to order and fast delivery
    Written by mckeeag1, 2019-05-02
  • Works Great For Me

    This item has been great for my CPAP when traveling. No need to find or bring distilled water; especially when overseas where distilled water can be harder to find and drag around. Recommended to replace after 7-10 days. These are fairly pricey so I only use them when necessary. Price has noticeably increased since I started using them. Hard to find a good deal on any sight unless they are purchased in bulk. I can only speak to my usage, as others may have differing opinions.
    Written by eayrs4, 2018-12-19
  • Have used quite a few but not really sure

    It’s not clear for me how well this humidifier works. The first night, yes, it helps. I store it in an airtight bag for the next day but the effectiveness declines anyway. It would be nice if there were some sort of gauge to let you know its remaining effectiveness. Also, it’s easy to forget to disconnect the humidifier in the morning to store it in a plastic bag as recommended. They are expensive to toss after one use but there’s no way they last a full week. I do wake up with dry nose and throat ....but there are other factors like mask leak that may be the cause. I keep trying anything that might give a better nights sleep and I guess it’s worth the try.
    Written by LightCoralCarp-83458, 2018-10-27
  • Hope to use them again.

    Wanted to try an inline CPAP humidifier. Theirs was the cheapest, with free shipping. It was shipped out and delivered in very short time.
    Written by cbrdvm, 2018-10-09
  • Never received the item

    Never received the item since ordering and paying
    Written by dldurandmd, 2018-09-22
  • This works as advertised!

    If there was a way to buy this product in quantity at a discounted price, I would replace my existing humidifier for the Dreamstation with this product.
    Written by carlhonaker, 2018-07-28
  • It’s a great option for not having to take your humidifier when you travel.

    Quick service. Website was easy to use.
    Written by j2order, 2018-07-12
  • Can't beat this for travel

    I will say it's not 100% as nice as the home humidifier, but the size and convenience for travel is awesome. I have a Z1 that I use for travel and when I use the Inline HME, it have no issues with my nose being dry or my throat being sore when I wake up. It really makes a difference.
    Written by brian_em_oreilly, 2018-07-11
  • So-So

    They do at least provide some help with my need for humidity, so I continue to purchase. I think they expensive, so use them for a couple days and seal in a plastic bag. I have tried spraying the filter with a sterile saline solution for extra humidity and that helps.
    Written by evaauman119, 2018-06-04
  • Perfect for travel

    I wasn’t sure if this would work but it really does!
    Written by FlamingoPinkTern-21598, 2018-04-18
  • Review from Hawaii

    The HME is simple, light and effective. I did not experience the dryness I get when I use a CPAP without a Humidifier.
    Written by aechin-11434, 2018-01-20
  • works well

    I used one of these on a 4 day trip. It worked well. No substitute for a full humidifier, But ok for traveling without humidifier.
    Written by Steve, 2017-05-04
  • Very Pleased!!!

    The Z1 is perfect!!! I am love it! I cannot wait to travel with it. I did try it the first night I received it and didn't like it too much then I tried it again and I just love it. I know it's going to be great when traveling with something so small instead of my big CPAP machine. It's almost like carrying another suitcase. This way I can pack the machine in my suitcase.
    Written by Steph, 2017-03-31
  • Works well

    I didn't think this little humidifier would work but it does. There was hardly any adjustment period for me to get used to the difference. Mine lasts about 6 days before I need to change it. A good product.
    Written by Billy, 2017-02-20
  • Good Humidifier Alternative

    Works fine with your hose.
    Written by Florida Retiree, 2016-08-25
  • heat moisture exchange

    The moisture exchange did provide me with enough moisture, woke several times due dryness.
    Written by sam, 2015-11-28
  • Clap moisture exchange

    These work ok with my Z1 clap machine. Just too expensive
    Written by Joe, 2015-10-12
  • Reno is Dry This Time of Year (late Sept)

    I made the mistake of only packing one humidifier filter for an eight day motorcycle trip through Oregon and Northern Cali. First three of four days the humidifier filter worked pretty well. Following that, not so much. My fault for not taking a couple filters with me. I would recommend. Work well as described.
    Written by David, 2015-10-06
  • Heat Moisture Exchange

    I am using my Z1 for travel and the humidifier filter for my machine has been a life-saver. I have used it for a three day trip, a five day trip and now will be using it for a 31 day trip. Yippeee!
    Written by whj, 2014-08-20
  • Meh

    I bought a few of these to test out as a humidifier substitute for a trip I'm taking later in the year. The HME fit my mask and tube just fine. The literature said that each HME could be used for up to 1 week and should be stored in an airtight Ziploc when not in use. The first night was pretty good. I was a little stuffy in the morning, but no where near as bad as when I go without humidification. Unfortunately, each subsequent night got progressively worse. On the 5th night, I switched back to my humidifier as I woke up with a sore throat and was extremely stuffy the entire day. Based on my experience, you may get up to 3 decent nights use per HME.
    Written by b bains, 2014-07-08