When should I replace my water chamber and CPAP hose?
As a general guide, replace your CPAP equipment approximately every 6 months for optimal therapy.
When should I replace my mask cushion?
Replacing nasal cushions should be a priority. Cushions should change every 4-6 months to ensure optimal functionality. Cushions create a durable seal around the base of your nostrils. When nasal cushions 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 small debris from the air before passing 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 yearly.
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 no issues arise 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.