Mask fitting is an essential element of a patient’s success with positive airway pressure therapy since it affects compliance and effectiveness of treatment. Higher pressures can result in air leak and patient discomfort. Demands on mask stability increase as pressure increases. Higher pressures may also require tighter head gear to maintain an adequate seal contributing to the discomfort.
When selecting a CPAP mask the following factors should be considered:
- CPAP mask fit
- Quality of air seal
At HomeSleepCare we offer a no obligation one month free trial and within that time you are welcome to try several masks to know which one suits you best. There are several masks available by a variety of manufacturers (Resmed, F&P, and Respironics).
Proper System Maintenance
|Humidifier Chamber||Rinse with a mild soap in warm water once a day. Only use distilled water. Cleaned often due to bacteria growth in stagnant water.||One a year|
|CPAP Hose||Clean once a week in warm soapy water with a mild soap.||Once a year|
|CPAP Filter||Can rinse with water when dusty or dirty for it to last longer.||Every 3 months|
|CPAP Mask||Should be wiped down once a day with a damp cloth or CPAP wipes. And once a week submerge the whole mask in warm soapy water with a mild soap detergent.||Silicone should be replacement every 6 months to a year|