Routinely replacing or cleaning the filter on a CPAP machine is a vital step to ensure not only the functionality of the unit but also the health of its user. The role of the filter is to trap airborne particles, pet dander, bacteria, smoke, and other harmful contaminants so that the air that is fed into the machine and into your lungs is clean. Make it a habit to change your CPAP filter.
Our inventory is filled with trusted brands recommended by leading sleep specialists. Brands such as ResMed, Respironics, Philips Respironics, and more have been manufacturing products that help treat sleep apnea, COPD, and other respiratory diseases for decades. There are two kinds of filters: disposable and non-disposable, and they're typically made from paper, foam, or a woven synthetic material. Refer to your CPAP machine's manual for information on how and when to change your filter. It is generally recommended that you replace your disposable filters every two weeks and you clean your non-disposable, foam filters at least once a month. Non-disposable filters do not last forever, so be sure to replace them every six months.
Cleaning your non-disposable filter is easy; hand wash it with mild soap, rinse it thoroughly, and allow it to completely air dry. Disposable filters should never be washed and re-used.
Replacing the filter on your CPAP is simple and inexpensive, so do not delay in making this a routine priority. Check your filter often, especially if you live in a household with multiple pets, dusty air, or a smoker, and tweak your replacement/cleaning schedule as needed.
If you have any questions about replacing the filter on your CPAP unit, contact one of our knowledgeable specialists for assistance.