Many patients think that sleep apnea therapy through CPAP can expensive, but that is often not the case. There are many tips and tricks you can use to increase the lifespan of your Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) equipment and offset the costs of the healthy, active lifestyle that you deserve. We will discuss a number of very simple methods that you can incorporate into your daily therapy to make sure your CPAP machine, CPAP full face or nasal mask, and CPAP tubing remain in top shape.
CPAP Mask Wipes
CPAP mask wipes are an incredibly inexpensive and convenient option for maintaining the hygiene and surface quality of your CPAP mask. Over time, oils from the skin can build up on the inner surface of the mask, whether the surface material is silicone or gel, and cause the material to decay and deteriorate. Such an occurrence would require you to replace your CPAP mask more often, of course, which adds to the potential cost of CPAP therapy. Your best option for CPAP mask wipes are all natural wipes that won’t harm the surface material, but do remove the bacteria that contribute to undesirable buildup.
CPAP Mask Spray
Similar to the CPAP mask wipes, CPAP mask spray is harmless, but helpful, anti-bacterial spray that can assist in maintaining the hygiene of your CPAP equipment without breaking the bank. The spray comes in both citrus and odorless scents so you can choose whichever you prefer. Simply spray the anti-bacterial cleansing solution onto your CPAP mask and CPAP tubing, then wipe with your equipment with a tissue or other soft piece of fabric. You can substantially increase the lifespan of your equipment through regular cleaning and simple maintenance, saving you hundreds or even thousands of dollars during the course of your therapy.
Tube Cleaning Systems
Many patients are rightfully concerned about buildup of saliva or other fluids after repeated use of their CPAP tubing. A popular way to clean out the tubing is by using a CPAP Tube Cleaning Brush in conjunction with a Tube Cleaning System. The brush is designed to fit into all tubing models for the purpose of scrubbing the insides of the tubing in a gentle, yet firm manner. After using the brush, hang up your CPAP tube in the Tube Cleaning System to drain any water that pools after cleaning. Regularly cleaning your tubing with the brush in conjunction with the cleansing spray is a sure way to make sure your therapy the best it can be.
As with any warm, moist environment, the buildup of residual mold particles is a risk that can interfere with your therapy. Simply use a soft piece of cloth fabric to wipe down the inside of the humidifier after each use to make sure it stays fresh and clean, ensuring only the most natural air is used in your therapy and saving costs over the long run.
Hopefully you now have a better understanding of regular care and measures to reduce equipment costs, but it is best to talk to your doctor to determine what is best for your individual needs.
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