To get the best possible results from your CPAP therapy, it is vital that you know how to properly care for you CPAP mask and its associated equipment. In this video, Dr. Popper gives simple instructions on how to clean and maintain your CPAP mask to achieve the longest possible use. This video series has been created to address your general questions about obstructive sleep apnea and other sleep disorders. If you have specific questions about your condition, get in touch with Dr. Popper using the contact information below. Also, please subscribe to our YouTube channel to be alerted when a new FAQ video is posted. If you need information quickly, feel free to Contact us here on the site or on our Facebook page. We'll get back to you as quickly as possible.
Patients often ask, “How do I care for my CPAP mask?” Caring for CPAP masks is relatively simple. Every morning, when you remove your mask, take a soft, soapy suds solution such as an Ivory dishwashing solution and simply soap it up liberally, and rinse it off and let it air dry.
Never, never, never use harsh chemicals or detergents on the mask as this will accelerate the deterioration of your mask material, leading to air leakage and mask discomfort. Proper care of your mask will make it last longer, allowing you to use the mask for three to six months.
Dr. Ronald A. Popper is a Board Certified sleep specialist. The Southern California Pulmonary and Sleep Disorders Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, California is a four bed, state of the art, fully accredited sleep disorders center. Dr. Popper is available at (805) 557-9930 to answer any questions you have regarding diagnosis and treatment of all sleep disorders, including obstructive sleep apnea, restless limb syndrome, insomnia, narcolepsy, and others.
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