Cleaning your CPAP and Supplies

Cleaning your humidifier chamber
- Remove chamber from humidifier carefully so water does not enter your CPAP machine

- Empty Humidifier

- Rinse well with water. Let the chamber dry on a clean cloth or paper towel out of direct sunlight.

-Fill with distilled water. Do not use tap water as it may contain materials and chemicals that can damage components of the machine. 

- Once a week the humidifier chamber should be soaked in a solution of 1 part white vinegar, 3 parts water for approximately 20-30 minutes before rinsing thoroughly with tap water. 

Cleaning your Mask
Most CPAP mask cushions are made of silicone, a gentle, non-irritating material. However, while silicone is a very comfortable material for masks, it doesn’t have a long lifespan. Without proper care, cushions can breakdown quickly. Cleaning your CPAP mask is critical for making it as efficient as possible. 

-Rinse your mask daily, or wipe with specific CPAP masks without water. Allow to air dry on a clean cloth or paper towel out of direct sunlight. 

-Before using mask at night, mas your face thoroughly and do not use a facial moisturizer. Facial oils and moisturizer can break down silicone faster. 

-Once a week soak in a mild dishwashing detergent. Rinse will with tap water and air dry. 

-Headgear and chinstraps should be washed as needed by hand using warm soapy water, rinsed well, and air dried. Do not place headgear or chinstrap in washing machine or dryer. 

-CPAP tubing should be cleaned weekly by soaking in 1 part white vinegar, 3 parts tap water for 20-30 minutes. Rinse well and hang to dry, out of direct sunlight. 

Cleaning your filters
-You should clean the non-disposable filters on a weekly basis, at least. You may have to clean it more regularly depending on your home environment. Smoking, pets, and dust will affect how often you need to clean your filter.

-Rinse the non-disposable filters with water and allow to dry before placing back into your machine. 

-Replace the disposable white filters monthly, or more frequently, if it appears dingy or dirty. 


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