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How to Clean and Maintain CPAP Equipment at Home

Published on October 06, 2022

2 minutes

These days, keeping your CPAP equipment clean is more important than ever. 

Over time and with regular use, CPAP equipment will wear out and deteriorate. Replacing your mask and accessories regularly is an important part of maintaining an effective and hygienic sleep therapy routine. 

You can now order your CPAP masks and supplies online!

Order CPAP Supplies

Fill out our online order form and someone from the VitalAire team will call you back to confirm your order. You can also call us to place your order directly over the phone.

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Why is Cleaning Your CPAP Equipment Important?

When you sleep with your CPAP mask night after night, oils from your skin can build up on the surface of your mask, breaking down the silicone over time. This can affect the seal of your cushion and impact the pressure delivered by your machine. Cleaning the mask daily with SleepEssentials CPAP wipes can lengthen the life of your mask.  

Humidity in your tube, mask and water chamber is essential for your therapy comfort, but it also creates an environment for bacteria and mold to grow. Regular cleaning of your CPAP system with SleepEssentials CPAP soap keeps it sterile so you can sleep better knowing you are breathing clean, fresh air every night.

To get the most out of your sleep therapy, use this care guide to keep your CPAP equipment in good working order, and get the quality sleep that you deserve.