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CPAP Masks Travel Checklist

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CPAP Mask Checklist  Before you start travelling this holiday season, go slowly and carefully over your mask and make sure it will not cause you trouble just when you don’t need it. When in doubt, get a replacement part or piece to have as a spare.   Silicone Cushion: usually lasts from 9 to 18 […]

How to find out what mask you have!

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Which mask do I have? 1. Check on the headgear to see if a label is attached that has manufacturer and/or model listed. 2. Check front of mask frame to see if manufacturer and/or model is imprinted into the plastic. 3. Check edge of silicone cushion to see if manufacturer and/or model is imprinted there. […]

FAQ – Airplane Travel

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Check with any airline a month or more before your flight to see what restrictions apply with your CPAP equipment. Makes sure that you carry it with you as hand luggage, even if you can’t use it. It is a legitimate medical device and you can be in deep trouble if the airline loses it. Always keep a copy […]

CPAP Machines – Care and Cleaning

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Care of Your CPAP Machine 1. Change the intake filters regularly, at least monthly and more often in dusty environments. Remember, this air is going directly into your lungs, plus a dirty filter makes the motor run harder. 2. Rinse and let air dry humidifier chambers every morning after use. Avoid mineral build up by […]

CPAP Machine Travel Checklist

CPAP Machine Checklist Before you start travelling this holiday season, check your machine and tube and make sure they will not cause you trouble just when you don’t need it. When in doubt, get a replacement part or piece to have as a spare. And if you wish to use your CPAP machine while flying, […]

CPAP Masks – Care and Cleaning

Care of Your CPAP Mask. 1. The Silicone Cushion needs to be kept free of the acidic/oily residue that comes from contact with your skin (yes, we all have a residue). Why ? If this residue is not removed it will slowly degrade the Silicone Cushion, lessening the seal between your mask and your skin, […]