CPAP Must Have’s

CPAP Must Have's

So… You were recently set up on a new CPAP machine. This is your first time trying CPAP therapy, so you do not know the in’s and the out’s of the industry just yet. Well, that’s where I come in. Here is what you need to know about the products that you must have.

You are going to want to have fresh supplies on hand. You never know what can happen – you cat might be a tad bit mischievous and eat your filter, your dog might chew through your tubing, or toddler might get into some unexpected trouble. Either way, it is a good idea to have some back up – just in case life does a complete 180! Not only is it a good idea to have some extra supplies on hand for this reason, but it is also help when it comes to cleanliness. You do not want to be using a dirty mask or filter, so having extra supplies on hand allows you to be out with the old and in with the new.




Speaking of dirty equipment, this can easily be avoided if you are cleaning your supplies like you should be. We recommend that you change your replacement full face cushions monthly and your nasal pillows and cushions every two weeks. In between that time, you are going to want to clean that cushion. As it sits on the face, it absorbs oil from your skin. I do not know about you, but after washing my face for the evening, I do not want to come in contact with anything that is not thoroughly clean. If I were using a CPAP, then before bed, I would be sure to use my cleaning wipes to wipe the inside and outside of the cushion that will be touching my face before putting it on. Cleaning wipes are a great option for CPAP users and are on the cheaper side compared to the cleaning machines. Ranging from $249 – $299, the different cleaning machines offer an alternative to the cleaning wipes.
Moving on to travel equipment. Monitor Medical offers many different travel components that come in handy and, I would say, are a must have. With all the hectic things that accompany traveling, the last thing you are going to want to worry about when traveling is if your CPAP machine and supplies are safe and secure in your luggage. With this in mind, I strongly recommend purchasing a travel case for your machine. You will NOT have to check the traveling case because you are allowed to carry it with you onto the aircraft, AND as it is considered to be a medical device it does not count towards your one bag limit carry-on. If you find that your CPAP machine is too large to tote around with you during your travels, and you have the funds to afford it, I suggest looking into one of our many travel machines. The AirMini, DreamStation Go, Z1, and Transcend machines vary in size, but are much smaller than a traditional CPAP machine, and are easier to travel with. Do not forget about back-up batteries if you’re keen on camping or you know that you might be without power. The backup batteries can be a little pricey, but they are worth the long term investment.


Therse are just a few must have’s I think are necessary for the CPAP user. Of course, be sure to do your research into what products you are looking into buying. You can find more information on our website:

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