Replacing CPAP supplies and equipment
It’s important to take regular care of your CPAP equipment – especially your mask, which can be affected by dirt, oil and residue from your skin.
Keep scrolling to learn about how and when to order new CPAP supplies to replace various parts in your equipment.
What to look for when checking your CPAP equipment
Every 1 month
Mask cushions and pillows
– Have the edges of your cushion or pillows become stiff or cracked?
– Has your cushion changed color?
– Are you experiencing discomfort, redness or skin irritation?
Machine air filters
– Does the filter show signs of wear such as discoloration, holes or tears?
Every 3 months
Mask frame (excluding headgear)
– Are you experiencing excessive leaks?
Tubing (standard or heated)
– Has your tubing begun to change to an opaque color?
– Has your tubing developed cracks or tears?
Every 6 months
Headgear and chin strap
– Has your headgear stretched?
– Are you overtightening to avoid leaks?
Humidifier water tube
– Has the water chamber become discolored or cloudy?
– Do you see any cracks or pitted areas?
When should you order new CPAP supplies?
A part’s lifespan depends on your usage frequency, cleaning routine and whether the part touches your face.
Check your parts regularly for signs of wear and tear. When your CPAP equipment is working at its best, you’ll be able to tell the difference.
And remember, different insurers cover different replacement schedules, so talk to your provider about your coverage and replacement schedule options.
Your replacement parts and schedule, in one list.
Download our CPAP supplies tip sheet for a helpful list of all the replacement parts and timing guidelines. Different insurers have different schedules, so check with your provider first.
Top 3 reasons to replace your CPAP parts regularly
Sleep longer every night
CPAP users who regularly replace their parts enjoy a 24% increase in the number of hours of they sleep while on therapy each night.
Sleep better and feel better
The majority of CPAP users who regularly replace their parts say that they not only sleep better, but have a more positive outlook on life.
Get the most out of therapy
CPAP users who regularly replace their parts are 2x more likely to stay on track and continue their sleep apnea therapy long term.
What’s the easiest way to replace your CPAP supplies?
1️⃣ Contact your insurance provider to learn more about what’s covered under your plan.
2️⃣ Reach out to your CPAP equipment store – where you picked up your equipment – and ask if they offer a replacement program. The last thing we all need is another to-do, so it’s important to sign up for a replacement program that works best for you and your coverage.
3️⃣ If your CPAP equipment supplier doesn’t offer a replacement program, contact us. We can help get you connected with a store that can help you get started.
Need help replacing and ordering your CPAP supplies?
If you’re an existing client you can head on over to our simple reorder form, or if your not an existing client,
contact us today about transferring to Rochester Oxygen.
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