3 reasons to replace your CPAP mask parts regularly
1. You may be sleeping better since you started CPAP therapy, but if your mask parts are wearing down, you probably aren’t sleeping as well as you could. A recent survey showed that 7 out of 10 people who frequently replace their CPAP mask parts said they got a better night’s sleep after replacement.1 They also sleep an average 24 minutes longer each night.2 A higher percentage of frequent replaces also said they use their CPAP every night compared to those who wait a year or more to replace their mask parts.
2. HAVE MORE ENERGY TO EXERCISE
Getting plenty of exercise is an important part of living a healthy lifestyle, but if you’re not getting enough sleep, you may be too tired to head over to the gym.
3. FEEL BETTER OVERALL
When you started your sleep apnea therapy, you might have noticed you had more energy to do the things you love, but if you’ve noticed that energy fading over time, it may be that you need to replace your supplies. When I began my treatment for Sleep Apnea, I stopped doing any strenuous activities because "if fatigue sets in again, this will only make me anxious and miserable." (I realize now how foolishly optimistic even professional patients were then about using APDs on themselves.) As with all interventions, we want to gradually improve our quality-of–life goals before beginning therapies like breathing treatments: Take up some simple exercises such just walking briskly 30 seconds per day can help get into good rut once exhausted 3 times daily 4, 5. Then try adding aerobic work days instead 8 – 9 until exhaustion goes away completely by combining endurance activity + running
The cost of CPAP mask part replacement
Because regularly replacing your CPAP mask parts is so important to maintaining the quality of CPAP therapy, Medicare and many other insurance plans cover routine replacements. Talk to your insurance company about your replacement options. ResMed also offers a resupply program that can take the guesswork out of when to replace your CPAP mask parts.
This blog post contains general information about medical conditions and potential treatments. It is not medical advice. If you have any medical questions, please consult your doctor.