Replacing parts of your CPAP set up can often extend the life of your equipment and provide more bang for your buck. Our goal is to offer everything you might need.
Phillips Respironics Dreamstation Humidifier Chamber
Phillips Respironics Dreamstation Heated Tubing
Phillips Respironics Reusable Pollen Filter
Phillips Respironics Ultra-fine Disposable Filters
Chin strap 1
Chin strap 2
Fisher & Paykel Eson Diffuser
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CPAP supplies are parts of the CPAP machine and mask that need to be replaced regularly in order to maintain optimal air quality and get the most out of your sleep therapy. Like any other machine, CPAP parts need to be replaced every so often due to use, wear, and tear.
Here's a list of the most common supplies that you'll need when you own a CPAP device:
- Disposable, Reusable and/or Bacteria Filters
- CPAP Hoses & Tubing
- CPAP Machine Parts
- CPAP Humidifier Parts
Disposable filters are designed to filter the air and keep mold, dust, and other irritants out of the air you breathe. Disposable filters come in different styles and sizes (depending on the kind of machine you have) and are relatively inexpensive. Disposable filters are typically made of paper and should be replaced once every 4 weeks.
Reusable filters are made of foam and are washable, and reusable to a point. Eventually, the foam will begin to break down, and the reusable filter will need to be replaced. Many machines use both disposable and reusable filters, and you typically can't replace disposable filters with reusable filters. Reusable filters are also fairly inexpensive. Reusable filters should be washed regularly and replaced every 6 months (or sooner if the filter starts to deteriorate).
Bacteria filters are optional and can be attached at the end of the hose near where it connects to the mask. It's designed to catch even the smallest bacteria, allergens, and pollutants that other filters miss. A bacteria filter is disposable and is fairly inexpensive. Bacteria filters are optional for most CPAP configurations and should be replaced after 30 days (or sooner if discolored).
CPAP Hoses and Tubing
CPAP hoses and tubing carry the air from the CPAP machine to the mask and are usually made of stiff plastic. Some hoses can be heated to add comfort (as this can eliminate the formation of condensation which can irritate the nose or face). You should clean and inspect your tubing at least once a week to make sure it is clean, pliable, and free of tears. If you think your tubing is in need of replacement, contact our CPAP consultants. Hoses should be washed regularly, and replaced every 6-12 months.
CPAP Humidifier Parts
The most common of these items are replacement humidifier chambers. The humidifier chamber is the container that holds distilled water for humidification of CPAP air. Some manufacturers make dishwasher-safe humidifier chambers. CPAP humidifier parts (like chambers) should be replaced every 6-12 months, or sooner if discolored or displaying signs of deposit buildup.
If you aren't following a good replacement schedule for the parts on your machine, the quality of the air you breathe will go down. This means you could have greater exposure to infections, mold, colds, and other harmful bacteria. Following a good replacement schedule will help keep you healthy, and it may also mean your machine lasts longer too.
Some parts, like disposable filters, don't need to be disinfected. Other parts, like hoses and masks, should be disinfected using scent-free mild soap and water. It's never recommended to use household cleaners, bleach, or other harsh cleaners to disinfect your CPAP mask, machine or supplies.
CPAP Ipswichs sell replacement filters, hoses, CPAP humidifier parts, consumables and cleaning supplies. Unlike CPAP machines and masks, many supplies do not require a prescription.