We are here to support you with all your sleep apnea needs which is why we want to remind you that it is so important to consistently stay clean and away from harmful germs. Let's face it there are germs everywhere and the last place you want them are by your face! Your CPAP machine is always by your mouth where moisture is present so it is important that you wash your CPAP mask and other supplies. Below is a guide to help you avoid the germs and bacteria:
Don't forget to change your CPAP Supplies:
Every 6 Months: Head Gear, Black Non Disposable Filter & Chinstrap
Every 3 Months: Frame, Tubing
Every Month: Full Face Mask Cushions
Bi-Weekly: White Disposable Filters, Nasal Mask Cushions
Only when cracked or broken: Humidifier Chamber
*DID YOU KNOW: Failure to timely change your CPAP supplies could lead to infections and respiratory problems.
Your health is too important to us; change your supplies soon!
Daily Cleaning Tips
1. Soak all supplies in a 50/ 50 solution of white vinegar and warm water for 8-10 minutes.
2. After soaking the supplies, rinse thoroughly with warm water.
3. You may also use a non-antibacterial soap in place of the vinegar.
DO NOT USE ANTIBACTERIAL SOAPS, as they can interact with the plastics in the equipment, often causing them to break down.
Try these Items to Clean Your Machine!
You have probably heard of the importance of a clean CPAP or you might have never thought you had to clean it! Not cleaning your CPAP machine would be as bad as not changing your toothbrush for over a year! You do not want to put so much bacteria in your body would you? See below for great products to help clean your machine, making it easy and care-free. The SoClean 2 is a CPAP's miracle cleaning machine, it has made disinfecting your CPAP mask, hose and reservoir hassle free! It helps avoid and destroy mold, viruses and frustration. This machine also gets rid of 99% of bacteria and cleans all tubing for your CPAP machine! Put your health first and make cleaning your CPAP supplies a priority.
Here are some additional cleaning supplies to help you stay in tip top shape!