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CPAP Tips for Coronavirus

Staying compliant with your sleep apnea treatment is more important than ever before in this era of Coronavirus. Your best defense against Coronavirus is a healthy, well-rested body. Here are some tips to help you stay safe while continuing your CPAP therapy.

Keep Your CPAP Equipment Clean

The CDC recommends that you clean and disinfect your medical equipment per manufacturer instructions. Follow directions on how to clean both the outside and the inside of your machines, masks and accessories. Here are some recommended best practices.

Sanitize and Deep Clean Your CPAP Equipment

Enhanced sanitation may be an extra precaution to protect against the coronavirus. CPAP cleaners and sanitizers, like the SoClean 2 CPAP Cleaner and Sanitizer or the Sleep8 Cleaner & Sanitizer Device use activated oxygen or ozone to naturally sterilize your equipment with no chemicals. These units kill 99.9% of viruses and germs within seconds of exposure.

Replace Your CPAP Supplies

Follow mask replacement protocols to avoid any mask from becoming a source for infection. Mask parts including cushions, headgear, and tubing need to be replaced on a regular basis. Cushions should be changed every 3 months, headgear every 6 months, and tubing every 6-9 months. As a whole, your CPAP mask should be changed once a year.

For your CPAP machine, remember to replace parts such as your water chamber, filters, and tubing as indicated.

Here is a Replacement Schedule for all your CPAP supplies:

CPAP Parts Replacement Schedule

Maintain Healthy Sleep

These anxious times can cause restless nights. Adhering to CPAP therapy helps your body rest as needed. Lack of sleep is tied to an inability to focus or concentrate, daily headaches, and feeling sluggish. Long-term health complications include stroke, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Instead, by sticking to CPAP therapy and treating your sleep apnea, you can allow your immune system to fight against infection of coronavirus.

Don’t Share Your CPAP

The social distancing mandates for coronavirus also apply to CPAP machines. Sharing masks, machines and hoses can contaminate others and compromise your own health. Every person in need of sleep apnea therapy should have their own equipment.

Get Answers from Our CPAP Experts

If you have any concerns or questions about your CPAP equipment, please reach out to our experts for answers and solutions. The CPAP Shop is continually monitoring ongoing developments related to this coronavirus disease. Our knowledgeable team can be reached via phone at 866.414.9700 or via email at

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Chris Vasta

Chris Vasta is the president of The CPAP Shop and an expert in sleep and respiratory therapy. He often provides insights on product design and functionality on various manufacturers’ prototypes and is frequently tapped to provide reviews on new releases.