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Tips for Choosing the Best CPAP Mask for You

Do you experience allergies? Are you a mouth-breather? Do you get claustrophobic easily? Believe it or not, these are questions you should be asking yourself when choosing the right CPAP mask for you. By assessing your sleep habits, breathing patterns and general comfort preferences, you can confidentially chose the best CPAP mask for you and enjoy a positive experience with CPAP therapy to treat your sleep apena.  Today we'll review the three most popular CPAP mask styles with pros an cons of each.  Nasal Pillow CPAP Mask This mask is known for providing minimal contact with your face, the nasal pillows rest on the entrance of your nostrils and blow pressurized air directly into your nose. This CPAP mask works...

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How Often Should You Replace Your CPAP Equipment?

CPAP maintenance is an essential step of CPAP therapy. Part of which involves replacing your CPAP equipment regularly. By doing this vital step, you ensure that the hygiene of your equipment is high and to keep your CPAP supplies functionally optimally so you get the most out of your CPAP therapy.  How often you should replace your CPAP equipment can vary depending on numerous factors, but we always recommend following the advice of your doctor, CPAP manufacturer and insurance company. The below however can give you a general timeline and point you in the right direction.    CPAP Mask and Cushions: Every 3 Months  The CPAP mask itself is the harder plastic portion, can be replaced about once every three months...

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Why Is It So Important to Clean Your CPAP Humidifier?

  As many Sleep Apnea patients can attest, using a CPAP humidifier makes CPAP therapy more comfortable. Without a thorough humidifier cleaning, a CPAP humidifier can do more harm than good. Here's more on why CPAP humidifier cleaning is so vital. Pathogens and Mold The good news is that the moisture and warmth of a CPAP humidifier is soothing for the throat and nasal passages. The bad news is that the same moisture and warmth is a breeding ground for pathogens and mold. The last thing you need to be breathing in is germs directly into your airway and without regular humidifier cleaning, that's exactly what happens.  Mineral Deposits You should really be using distilled water in your CPAP humidifier,...

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5 Things to Consider When Buying a CPAP Cleaner

If cleaning your CPAP equipment by hand isn't working for you there is another option - a CPAP cleaning machine. Check out our top questions to ask before buying a CPAP cleaner. #1 - Will the CPAP cleaning machine work with my CPAP model and equipment?  There are lots of various CPAP models. Before you begin evaluating a particular CPAP cleaner, you'll need to make sure it's compatible with your machine.  Sleep8 CPAP Cleaner and Sanitizer is compatible with all popular CPAP brands and models! Be careful as some other cleaners require expensive adapters, and complicated modifications to fit some machines.  #2 - How effective is a CPAP cleaner really? One of the main advantages of a CPAP cleaner is that it's much...

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Cleaning CPAP Equipment and How to Clean CPAP Tubing

CPAP tubing is a prime breeding ground for mold and bacteria due in part to the condensation that creates moisture in your equipment. It's important to keep your CPAP tubing clean and dry to avoid exposure and germs.  Since CPAP tubing is usually six feet long, efficient cleaning can be challenging. You'll find our favorite  CPAP tubing cleaning tips below. Soap and Water Most CPAP manufactures recommend soaking your CPAP tubing and equipment in warm, soapy water daily to ensure your CPAP is clean. While doing this, you'll want to ensure you swish the solution through your CPAP cleaning and rinse out all of the soap and then dry the interior of the tube thoroughly to prevent mold growth.  ...

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