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From replacement headgear to alternative style cushions, we've got the components needed to keep your mask up and running.
How often should you replace your mask, at least, its parts? We've answered this and other common mask part questions below.
How Often Should I Replace My Mask and Parts?
Just like your machine, your mask is made up of several kinds of parts that can impact the quality of the CPAP therapy you're receiving. Mask parts include the headgear, clips, cushions, and the mask frame. If you're not replacing these parts when they wear out, you're not getting the most out of your therapy. Masks have never been intended as devices that were meant to last a lifetime.
Your mask should be completely replaced once every 6 - 12 months. It's also important to evaluate your treatment periodically, as small changes in your life can have big changes in how you sleep. If you notice you're getting fewer benefits out of your therapy, it may be time for a new mask. Is the mask becoming harder and harder to seal? Do you struggle with leaks? Are your CPAP mask parts frayed, worn, or cracked? These are all telltale signs that your mask may need to be replaced.
The mask cushion should be replaced once every 3 - 6 months. Mask cushions are especially sensitive to oils, and the oils from the skin are no exception. When cleaning a mask cushion, it's important to not use any product that has petroleum products in it, as petroleum can cause the mask cushion to break down (if made of silicone). Over time, like headgear straps, mask cushions tend to wear out, requiring a tighter and tighter fit to maintain the seal. This can be bad news for your face, as a tighter fit may mean the presence of red marks. If you replace your mask cushion on schedule, you will have a better seal and you'll have a better experience with your mask.
How Can I Find Replacement Parts for My CPAP Mask?
Great question! There are a lot of different masks available, many with specific, unique parts that need to be replaced. We made it simple by creating a part finder tool that can help narrow down the search.
What is the Difference Between a BiPAP Mask and a CPAP Mask?
None, actually. This is a common misconception typically based on the type of machine someone has. If they have a BiPAP machine, they probably refer to their mask as their "BiPAP Mask" and vice versa for someone with a CPAP. There is no specific mask for either machine.