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CPAP.com Recommended Replacement Schedule

Properly maintaining your CPAP equipment can make a huge difference in how effective your CPAP therapy is. Following a basic cleaning regiment consistently can help keep your CPAP mask and CPAP machine in good working order. Eventually, though, parts degrade and will need replacing. Use our handy replacement schedule to help keep track of when to replace your CPAP mask, machine and supplies!

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CPAP Mask

CPAP Mask

Replace Your CPAP Mask Every 6 to 12 Months

Getting the Most Out of Your CPAP Mask:

  • Air leakage, loose headgear, general discomfort, frayed fabric, visible rips or tears in your cushion, loss of cushion shape.

Signs of an Aging CPAP Mask:

  • CPAP Masks should be washed daily with warm water and gentle soap or baby shampoo. It’s also important to occasionally disinfect your CPAP mask with Control III. Let your CPAP mask air dry thoroughly before use.

CPAP Mask Cushion

CPAP Mask Cushion

Replace Your CPAP Cushions Every 3 to 6 Months

Getting the Most Out of Your CPAP Mask Cushion:

  • Loose headgear, general discomfort or over-tightening, frayed fabric, visible rips or tears.

Signs of an Aging CPAP Mask Cushion:

  • CPAP mask headgear will stretch out over time. Adjust your headgear so it’s snug, but not too tight. Not only is over-tightening uncomfortable, it can cause it to wear out faster. Wash with a gentle soap, infrequently.

CPAP Mask Headgear

CPAP Mask Headgear

Replace Your CPAP Headgear Every 6 to 9 Months

Getting the Most Out of Your CPAP Mask Headgear:

  • Air leakage, loose headgear, general discomfort, frayed fabric, visible rips or tears in your cushion, loss of cushion shape.

Signs of an Aging CPAP Mask Headgear:

  • CPAP Masks should be washed daily with warm water and gentle soap or baby shampoo. It’s also important to occasionally disinfect your CPAP mask with Control III. Let your CPAP mask air dry thoroughly before use.

CPAP Hoses & Tubing

Hose or Tubing

Replace Your CPAP Tubing 6 to 12 Months

Getting the Most Out of Your Hose or Tubing:

  • Air leakage, loose hose connections, visible rips or tears, mineral build-up, unfamiliar odors, signs of mold growth.

Signs of an Aging Hose or Tubing:

  • CPAP hoses or tubing should be cleaned with gentle soap and a disinfectant weekly. When disconnecting your hose grasp the rubber connection, not the hose itself.

CPAP Humidifier Water Chambers

Water Chamber

Replace Your Water Chamber Every 6 to 12 Months

Getting the Most Out of Your Water Chamber:

  • Heavy mineral build-up, discoloration of plastic, unfamiliar odors, signs of mold growth.

Signs of an Aging Water Chamber:

  • Use distilled water in your water chamber to reduce mineral build up. You should empty and dry out your water chamber daily, with infrequent cleanings.

Reusable CPAP Machine Filter

Reusable CPAP Filter

Replace Your Reusable Filter Every 6 Months

Getting the Most Out of Your Reusable CPAP Filter:

  • Visible dust or dirt, low airflow, unfamiliar odors.

Signs of an Aging Reusable CPAP Filter:

  • Reusable CPAP filters can be reused for up to 6 months. You should regularly inspect your filter to ensure it’s free of dirt or debris. Rinsing your filter can help extend its life, but be sure to allow it to dry thoroughly.

Fine CPAP Machine Filter

Fine CPAP Filter

Replace Your Fine CPAP Filter Every Month

Getting the Most Out of Your Fine CPAP Filter:

  • Visible dust or dirt, low airflow, unfamiliar odors.

Signs of an Aging Fine CPAP Filter:

  • Fine CPAP filters are not reusable or washable. Normally a fine CPAPfilter should last for a minimum of 30 days. Once your fine filter has reached 30 days of use replace it.

Oxygen Cannula & Tubing

Cannula & Tubing

Replace Your Cannula & Tubing Every 3 to 6 Months

Getting the Most Out of Your Cannula & Tubing:

  • Air leakage, loose tube connections, visible rips or tears, unfamiliar odors.

Signs of an Aging Cannula & Tubing:

  • Clean your cannula and tubing once a week with a 50/50 water and vinegar solution, followed by a very mild detergent such as Dawn™ dish soap. Your cannula should be replaced if you've recently had a cold.

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