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CPAP Maintenance: Tips & FAQs

CPAP maintenance is vital for ensuring a healthy therapy for your sleep apnea and the long-term performance of your machine. That’s why you should make sure that your CPAP equipment is always in top condition by cleaning it properly on a regular basis.

Thankfully, the cleaning and maintenance procedures are easy to follow and require no special equipment. Let’s dive in!

What Daily Maintenance Do My CPAP Supplies Require? 

After using your CPAP machine overnight, empty the water left in the humidifier chamber and let it air dry. CPAP maintenance starts with the habit of cleaning your mask daily. That’s because it comes in direct contact with your face, which means that sweat and facial oils will eventually weaken its seal.

How do I clean my CPAP Machine?

Use a damp cloth or CPAP cleaning wipes to clean off any residential skin oils and prolong the mask’s softness. Then, let it air-dry for a few hours before putting it on again. Always remember to wash off your face before wearing your mask to prevent dead skin and oils from deteriorating your equipment. Avoid putting alcohol, cleaning solutions, creams, or ointments in your mask, or it may deteriorate the seal and impact the effectiveness of your machine. 

What Weekly Maintenance Do My CPAP Supplies Require?

For your weekly CPAP maintenance, you’ll need to detach the tubing, headgear, mask, and humidifier chamber and wash them in a solution of warm to hot water. Let them soak in for 5-10 minutes, rinse well, and let all the parts air-dry as this will help kill any germs. Finally, you can wipe down the rest of the machine with a damp cloth.

CPAP Maintenance Matters!

CPAP maintenance is relatively simple, but it’s essential to do it regularly. Cleaning your equipment will help it last longer and prevent the potential build of germs. 

These simple steps will allow you to get the most out of your supplies to serve you without complications. Make sure to browse our CPAP machines and supplies today and find an instant solution to your sleep apnea.

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