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When should I replace my CPAP supplies?

July 14, 2021

When should I replace my CPAP supplies?

Properly fitting masks and well functioning CPAP supplies will make the difference when it comes to CPAP Therapy. In order for you to receive the best treatment from your supplies, you will need to make sure they are properly maintained and replaced regularly. 

Below, you will find our suggestions when to replace the following CPAP supplies: 

  • Mask
  • Cushions/pillows
  • Headgear/chinstrap
  • Filters
  • Tubing
  • Water chamber
  • CPAP device

Masks 

Replace your mask every 3 months
This is the visible part of the mask that delivers pressurized air to your airways. This comes in various styles and is an integral part of CPAP therapy that must be kept in optimal condition. 

How to tell I need to replace my mask? 
The most common way to know when it’s time to replace your mask is when you notice excessive leaks. Also, if your mask starts to become uncomfortable or you notice signs of discoloration you should seek replacement. 

Lofta masks can be ordered on Subscribe & Save  – an automatic mask replacement program where you set your order frequency, save 15% off your resupply, and let us do the rest. Learn more.


Cushion/Pillows 

Replacement varies depending on mask type. Replace nasal cushion and pillows every two weeks and full face cushions once a month.
Because most cushions are made of a soft silicone, overtime these cushions can become softer and not as effective. 

How to tell I need to replace my cushions and pillows? 
Cushions that are compromised will show wear such as cracks, discoloration, or the cushion itself may become stiff.  

Lofta cushions and pillows can be ordered on Subscribe & Save  – an automatic cushion/pillow replacement program where you set your order frequency, save 15% off your resupply, and let us do the rest. Learn more


Headgear/Chinstrap

Replace your headgear and chinstraps every 6 months.
Over time the elasticity of your headgear and chinstrap may become loosened and no longer be as effective as before.   

How to tell I need to replace my headgear and chinstrap? 
When your headgear becomes stretched and unable to keep a tight seal is a clear sign you should replace your equipment. 

Lofta headgear and chinstraps can be ordered on Subscribe & Save  – an automatic headgear and chinstrap replacement program where you set your order frequency, save 15% off your resupply, and let us do the rest. Learn more


Filters

Replace your filters every 2 weeks.
Over time your filters will be come clogged and unable to properly filter the air that is being delivered to your airways. You want to ensure you are regularly replacing your filters.    

How to tell I need to replace my filters? 
Your filters will show visible signs of discoloration and dirt accumulation. 

Lofta filters come in various pack sizes and can be ordered on Subscribe & Save  – an automatic filter replacement program where you set your order frequency, save 15% off your resupply, and let us do the rest. Learn more.


Tubing

Replace your CPAP tubing every 3 months.
Your tubing is the passageway in which you receive your pressurized air. Over time, your tubing may develop cracks and tears which will impede the quality of sleep therapy you’re receiving.   

How to tell I need to replace my tubing? 
If you notice tears/cracks or if the tube is no longer clear and turns opaque, then it is time to replace your tubing. 

Lofta tubing can be ordered on Subscribe & Save  – an automatic tubing replacement program where you set your order frequency, save 15% off your resupply, and let us do the rest. Learn more.


Water Chambers 

Replace your water chamber every 6 months.
Your humidifier works by warming and moistening the air you’re breathing leading to a better experience. 

How to tell I need to replace my water chamber? 
Your chamber may develop cracks, or become discolored due to minerals and water buildup.  

Lofta water chambers can be ordered on Subscribe & Save  – an automatic water chamber replacement program where you set your order frequency, save 15% off your resupply, and let us do the rest. Learn more.


CPAP Devices 

Replace your CPAP Devices every 3-7 years.
This is the powerhouse and is responsible for delivering appropriate CPAP Therapy while you sleep.   

How to tell I need to replace my CPAP Device? 
If your machine stops working you will need to contact the manufacturer immediately. Most machines are covered under a one year warranty however if your device is no longer covered you may need to purchase a new device. 

Lofta offers regular discounts and promotions on our leading CPAP devices and supplies. Make sure to stay up-to-date on our specials by signing up to our Lofta Newsletter. 


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Sources: 

- How Often Should You Replace Your CPAP Supplies? 
https://www.sleepdr.com/the-sleep-blog/how-often-should-you-replace-your-cpap-supplies/
- The Complete Guide to Replacing Your CPAP Equipment.
https://www.cpap.com/blog/complete-guide-replacing-cpap-equipment/