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How To Tell If Your CPAP Machine Needs Cleaning

CPAP therapy or Continuous positive airway pressure can make a world of difference for the millions of Americans that struggle with sleep apnea. To get the most out of this effective therapy, making sure to keep your CPAP clean is a top priority. Here are some common signs your CPAP is in need of a cleaning.  1. Feeling Under the Weather While not every illness stems from a dirty CPAP, a lingering cold or if you notice your sinuses are bothering you more than usual, it could be that you're breathing in germs from your dirty CPAP equipment.  2. An Unpleasant Odor When you put on your CPAP mask, do you smell something unpleasant? This is a sure sign your...

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How to Keep Your CPAP Clean

How to Keep Your CPAP Clean CPAP therapy and machines are supposed to help make you feel better, not worse. Did you know if you're not properly cleaning your CPAP machine, you have a greater risk at getting sick? Ensuring you have all of the supplies to keep your CPAP machine clean, is vital! Check out our top must-have cleaning supplies below.  1. CPAP Tube Cleaning Brush With a standard CPAP tube measuring up to 6 feet in length, cleaning this part of your machine can be challenging if you don't have the correct supplies. Using a CPAP cleaning brush allows you to be able to access all of those hard-to-reach areas of your tube.  2. CPAP Dryer Since mold and...

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Tips for Traveling with Your CPAP Machine

Planning a trip this Summer? Bringing your CPAP machine along for the trip may not be the most ideal situation, but taking a trip away from your CPAP machine isn't an option. Check out our top tips for traveling with your CPAP Machine!

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Common Side Effects of Using CPAP Machines and How to Manage Them

If you're recently diagnosed with Sleep Apnea and new to using a CPAP machine, you'll most likely experience an adjustment period. As with many treatments, you may have initial side effects. This is a normal experience and it's important to not be discouraged as the health benefits far outweigh the side effects.

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Do Ozone Generators Kill Mold?

Mold exposure is extremely dangerous and CPAP users may be more at risk to it. Mold grows in warm, humid environment and many CPAP devices provide such an environment with ease. Microscopic spores can settle in the pipes or the body of the device. If not cleaned properly, the spores will grow and can infect the user. The risk to one’s health is higher as the CPAP device directly impacts the respiratory system of a person. What Does Mold Exposure Do? Many forms of mold are toxic to people. While mold in the house is harmful, mold in a CPAP machine can be far more dangerous for a person. This is because of the direct access it gets to a...

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