When should I replace my water chamber and CPAP hose?
It is recommended to replace parts of your CPAP equipment approximately every 6 months for optimal therapy.
When should I replace my mask cushion?
Replacing nasal cushions will be a top priority. Cushions should change every 4-6 months to ensure optimal functionality. Cushions are what helps to create a durable seal around the base of your nostrils. When nasal cushions begin to disintegrate or get damaged from the build-up of facial oil and makeup, its ability to create a seal is reduced considerably.
When should I replace my CPAP machine filter?
Filters clear debris from the air before passing it through the tubing, to the mask and directly into your lungs. It is recommended that disposable filters are replaced every 2 to 6 months and reusable filters to be replaced every year because when these become dirty we are essentially breathing in unclean air.
When should I replace my CPAP mask frame & headgear?
The frame is one of the core elements of the CPAP mask. It connects the tubing, holds the cushion and connects to the headgear. You should aim to replace this part once every 6-8 months to ensure you have no problems with therapy. The headgear, however, holds your mask in place with straps that wrap around your head and clips or velcro fasteners to connect with the frame. Over time (after six months to be exact), this fabric can begin to stretch, lose its elasticity and the velcro may wear off. When this happens, your mask is more likely to shift around more in your sleep.