The use of a CPAP machine can be a big change, and Comfort Sleep Solutions wants to make sure that your transition is the easiest it can be. Maintenance and cleaning are very important practices to keep to ensure the longevity of your machine, and that it works properly to give you the best sleep you can get.
But why is it so important? Your use your CPAP machine for around 8 hours a night. As you exhale into your mask, the moisture from your body collects inside your mask, tube, and machine. This moisture attracts all kinds of bacteria and microorganisms, and if left uncleaned, will circle its way back into your body when you use your machine again. An unclean machine will also start to smell, and a smelly machine is often left unused.
When cleaning your CPAP machine, there are four main parts you need to focus on:
How to Clean Your CPAP Mask, Hose and Headgear
Many people swear that an expensive cleaner must be used to properly clean your CPAP supplies. The most important part is actually just to make sure they get rinsed well with water, and allowed adequate time to dry. They should be cleaned daily.
How to Clean Your CPAP Machine
The humidification chamber is an important part to your CPAP machine, and helps to keep your nasal passages from drying out and becoming inflamed. It should be cleaned daily to keep bacteria and calcification from building up.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Comfort Sleep Solutions.