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We recommend that you clean your CPAP mask, headgear and tubing weekly to ensure proper function. Cleaning routinely helps eliminate body oil, dirt, dust and/or bacteria which will aid in comfort and compliance. Never use alcohol to clean CPAP masks as it may adversely affect performance. Do not any cleaners containing fragrance or harsh soaps as they can affect the performance of your machine. Using fragrance soaps or other harsh cleaners can leave residue on the CPAP mask or tubing which effects efficiency. Rinse thoroughly to ensure that no detergent/soap residue remains. 

Check CPAP filters bimonthly. Foam filters may be washed but should be replaced every few months. Replace dirty or old pollen filters to eliminate bacteria.

 

When Buying a CPAP Mask

There are many mask options available. Make sure you check all options to find the one that works for you or that is recommended by your physician. The mask choice should be based on some simple guidelines:

  • Comfort — If the mask is not comfortable, your compliance rate will be much lower.
  • Quality of Seal — Your mask should have a quality seal around your face or nose and should not leak. 
  • Convenience — The mask should be easy to take off and on.
  • Noise — CPAP machines make noise, make sure you can tolerate the noise your machine and mask make.

CPAP Accessory Replacement Guidelines

Accessories Replacement Schedule
Full Face Mask Every three months
Full Face Mask Cushion Every two months
Nasal Mask Every three months
Nasal Mask Cushion Every two months
Nasal Pillows (Cannula-style interface) Every two months
Headgear Every six months
Air Filter (Disposable) Every month
Air Filter (Non-Disposable) Every three months

    We recommend that you clean your CPAP mask, headgear and tubing weekly to ensure proper function. Cleaning routinely helps eliminate body oil, dirt, dust and/or bacteria which will aid in comfort and compliance. Never use alcohol to clean CPAP masks as it may adversely affect performance. Do not any cleaners containing fragrance or harsh soaps as they can affect the performance of your machine. Using fragrance soaps or other harsh cleaners can leave residue on the CPAP mask or tubing which effects efficiency. Rinse thoroughly to ensure that no detergent/soap residue remains. 

    Check CPAP filters bimonthly. Foam filters may be washed but should be replaced every few months. Replace dirty or old pollen filters to eliminate bacteria.

     

    When Buying a CPAP Mask

    There are many mask options available. Make sure you check all options to find the one that works for you or that is recommended by your physician. The mask choice should be based on some simple guidelines:

    • Comfort — If the mask is not comfortable, your compliance rate will be much lower.
    • Quality of Seal — Your mask should have a quality seal around your face or nose and should not leak. 
    • Convenience — The mask should be easy to take off and on.
    • Noise — CPAP machines make noise, make sure you can tolerate the noise your machine and mask make.

    CPAP Accessory Replacement Guidelines

    Accessories Replacement Schedule
    Full Face Mask Every three months
    Full Face Mask Cushion Every two months
    Nasal Mask Every three months
    Nasal Mask Cushion Every two months
    Nasal Pillows (Cannula-style interface) Every two months
    Headgear Every six months
    Air Filter (Disposable) Every month
    Air Filter (Non-Disposable) Every three months
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