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There is a great deal of information on the internet concerning CPAP Machines. While most of this information is accurate, please seek out as much information as possible. Things to consider are: type of usage, do you travel; do you need humidification, weight of the machine, size of the machine, noise level, etc.
The best way to clean your mask is to use a product that we sell called Citrus II CPAP Concentrated Cleanser. This cleaner disinfects your mask without breaking down your mask cushion. Otherwise you can use a MILD soap that is NOT anti-bacterial. This is because the anti-bacterial soap will break down you mask cushion significantly faster. Tubing can be cleaned using a mild vinegar water solution (1 part vinegar, 3 parts water) and swishing is back and forth through your tubing. You can also use the CPAP Tube Cleaning Brush that we sell to assist you in the cleaning process. Water chambers can also be cleaned with the vinegar water solution.
You should always use distilled water in your humidifier to prevent the buildup of mineral deposits on your water chamber. This will significantly prolong the life of you humidifier.
All new machines these days are extremely quiet compared to older model machines. Patients will hear the noise from the air venting out of their CPAP masks before they will ever notice the noise from their CPAP machine. This is why it is recommended that when you shop for a new machine, look for other features like size, comfort features or the option of an integrated humidifier.
Using a CPAP machine treats OSA, it is not a cure. It is very important to remember that this is therapy and therapy is continuous. CPAP therapy is still today, the most recommended and the most effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnea.
Yes, oxygen concentrators are extremely beneficial during the Covid-19 pandemic crisis. It helps people suffering from breathing ailments by oxygenating their lungs.