Questions about CPAP Machines and CPAP Masks

Have questions regarding CPAP? Please view our frequently asked questions on CPAP machines, CPAP pricing, CPAP masks, CPAP maintenance and CPAP travel. If you do not see a question listed below, please email us your CPAP question and will answer it for you.

General CPAP Questions


1. How can I contact you regarding a CPAP question?
2. Can I call customer service to place my CPAP order?
3. What are American Medical Sales and Repair hours of operation?
4. How do I report a problem with the site or offer a suggestion?
5. How does CPAP pricing work?
6. What kind of support do you provide for your clients?
7. Why use American Medical Sales and Repair over one of your competitors?
8. Can you special order any item not listed on your site?
9. What is your American Medical's return policy?
10. Does a warranty come with my CPAP machine?
11. What happens if my machine is out of warranty and needs repairs?
12. What do I use if my machine is sent in for repairs?
13. How long does it normally take to receive my refund or store credit?
14. What happens if I order the wrong product?
15. What is the difference between compliance and clinical data?
16. What are the benefits in having a CPAP machine with compliance and clinical data?
17. Do you sell new equipment direct from the manufacturer?
18. Can I purchase a Machine, Mask, or Humidifier without a prescription?
19. What does my prescription need to include?
20. How long is my prescription good for?
21. How often will my insurance pay for a new CPAP machine?
22. What are the codes my insurance requires when I make a CPAP-related purchase?
23. What if I still want to use my insurance?

CPAP Questions


CPAP Machines

24. What does CPAP stand for?
25. What if I'm a new CPAP user?
26. What is the purpose of adding humidification to my machine?
27. What is a BIPAP machine?
28. Is There a Difference Between Basic and High-End CPAP Machines and Masks?
29. What is the difference between CPAP and BiLevel therapy?
30. What are auto-titrating or auto CPAP machines?
31. What Is Sleep Apnea?
32. What is APAP, BiPAP, BiLevel, VPAP S, T and S/T?
33. What is the benefit of using the custom CPAP bed pillows?

CPAP Masks

34. Are any of your CPAP masks made of latex?
35. Can any manufacturer CPAP mask be used with any CPAP or BiLevel machine?
36. Which CPAP mask will work with my machine?
37. Which type of mask should I choose?
38. Why is a full face mask recommended for mouth breathers?
39. Is There a Difference Between Basic and High-End CPAP Machines and Masks?
40. What if I continue to experience mask leakage during the night?

CPAP Maintenance

41. What maintenance is required on CPAP machines?
42. How Do I Clean My Tubing and Mask?
43. How often should I change my CPAP supplies?
44. How often should I change the water in my humidifier?

CPAP Troubleshooting

45. What do I do if my nose becomes sore from using a nasal pillows system?
46. What if my pressure seems too high?
47. What happens if I wake up and my CPAP mask has been pulled off?
48. What happens if I become very bloated while using CPAP therapy?

CPAP Travel

49. Which CPAP machine is easiest for people who travel often?
50. Are CPAP machines FAA approved?
51. Can you use a CPAP on an airplane?
52. What preparations are needed for travel with a CPAP?
53. Can my CPAP run on battery power?


General CPAP Questions


How can I contact you regarding a CPAP question?
Please feel free to call us at 1-877-774-9271, send an email to American Medical Sales and Repair , go to our Contact Page or join us on a Back to Top



Can I call customer service to place my CPAP order?
Whether you need to place an order, have a question or need help with CPAP supplies and accessories, our CPAP representatives are readily available to assist you.
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What are American Medical Sales and Repair hours of operation?
American Medical Sales and Repair hours of operation are from 7:00am to 9:00pm MST Monday to Friday and 7:00am to 7:00pm MST on Saturday. Orders placed prior to 3:00pm MST will be shipped the same day; if an item is on backorder you will be notified.
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How do I report a problem with the site or offer a suggestion?
To report a problem with the site or offer suggestions as to how we may better serve you through technology, please contact us at [email protected] or fill out our contact form.
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How does CPAP pricing work?
By purchasing all new equipment from our manufacturers' in large quantities we receive a manufacturers discount on our merchandise; this allows us to offer quality products from leading manufacturers and pass the savings on to you. Another way we keep overhead low and our prices down is by working directly with consumers rather than with HMOs, Medicare/Medicaid, and insurance companies. It has been our experience that most companies will accept our itemized receipts for reimbursement purposes and we will provide you with the standard insurance product codes (HCPCS), instructions on how to bill your insurance company and reimbursement services. If you want to be certain that an order placed through our company will be accepted for reimbursement we recommend that you check directly with your health care provider to ensure that you understand what requirements they have for a successful claim.

Why are there huge price variations with CPAP machines?
Each manufacturer's CPAP machines come with a variation of features, upgrades and accessories. To understand more about the different features please feel free to contact us at 1-877-774-9271.

How do I know I'm getting the best price?
At American Medical Sales and Repair we work to bring you the best customer service along with the most current and up to date products. Our research team works daily with the industry's leading manufacturers to bring you the highest quality products at the most affordable price.
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What kind of support do you provide for your clients?
Our dedicated staff of trained CPAP experts is available 7 days a week to answer any questions, recommend quality products, send you supplies and to assist you before and after sales. We have registered respiratory therapists to provide you with any clinical questions you may have.

We honor all manufacturer warranties for products purchased through American Medical Sales and Repair and will handle any warranty claims that you may have. We offer an online live chat with our CPAP experts and 24/7 online ordering. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or problems before or after you purchase your CPAP supplies.
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Why use American Medical Sales and Repair over one of your competitors?
At American Medical Sales and Repair you can be assured that every effort will be made to provide you with the friendliest customer service, highest quality products and competitive pricing. Our dedicated staff is not only here to assist with any questions you may have, they genuinely care about your well-being and success. We will put your mind at ease by delivering the care and knowledge needed for years to come. When you purchase products from us, all of your warranty issues and needs will be handled by us; leaving you to take care of more important things. Our customer service, clinical, operations department and management staff have years of experience providing you with the comfort of knowing you are receiving the best service possible. Our team feels that telephone, email and live chat support are essential in today’s world. By providing you with these technological resources we are able to provide the level of service required to reach and care for all patients and their specific needs.
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Can you special order any item not listed on your site?
Customer satisfaction is of the utmost importance to us. If an item is not found on our site, we will do our best to meet your needs. Please contact us about the product at 1877-338-7864.
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What is your American Medical's return policy?
Because the FDA strict guidelines are written to protect and prevent against disease and cross contamination, any product that has been opened cannot be returned for a refund. If you have any hesitation over your order please contact our experts to assist you. Our full return policy can be found by clicking our CPAP Return and Exchange Policy.
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Does a warranty come with my CPAP machine?
Yes! Our CPAP machines are warranted for two years from the manufacturer (some are over 2 years). By carrying the highest quality products on today’s market we see less than a 1% failure rate. Be assured that our customer service department will gladly handle any problems that arise and that includes contacting the manufacturer for you. Turnaround time for a repair may take up to 2-4 weeks.
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What happens if my machine is out of warranty and needs repairs?
Please contact us at 1-877-303-9289 to obtain a RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization). Our customer services department will gladly send your machine to the manufacturer for repair and or estimate. Before any repairs are made we will then contact you with the estimate. You will always have the choice to have your machine repaired or sent back to you.
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What do I use if my machine is sent in for repairs?
Repairs can take between 2 and 4 weeks to complete. We offer discounted rental machines for all of our customers.
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How long does it normally take to receive my refund or store credit?
Please refer to our CPAP Return and Exchange Policy for more information.
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What happens if I order the wrong product?
If a wrong product is ordered it is very important that you do not open the manufactures' packaging. Before returning your product you must call our office at 1-877-303-9289 to obtain a RMA number.
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What is the difference between compliance and clinical data?
Compliance data monitors the patient's usage. Clinical data monitors the patient's breathing rate, snoring index, apnea and hypopnea index, average pressure used, and breathing trends.
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What are the benefits in having a CPAP machine with compliance and clinical data?
Compliance data allows the physician, DME or employer to monitor usage and efficacy data. The clinical data assists your physician in making necessary decisions and changes to your treatment by recording data that assures that your sleep therapy is successful.
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Do you sell new equipment direct from the manufacturer?
We only sell new equipment and supplies purchased directly from our manufacturers, and honor all manufacturer warranties on merchandise purchased from our company.
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Can I purchase a Machine, Mask, or Humidifier without a prescription?
By Federal law, you are required to have a prescription for any CPAP or BiPAP supplies. We do not require a copy of a prescription for the purchase of CPAP parts. We only require a prescription for the purchase of CPAP Machines, Masks, and Humidifiers.
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What does my prescription need to include?
For Machine purchases, your prescription should have the physician's information and signature, the type of machine you need (CPAP, Auto CPAP, or BiLevel), and the pressure at which the machine is to be set. Your doctor may also want to include what type of humidification and or ClimatLine Tubing that is recommended but this is not necessary. Click here for a Physicians Order Form.

For Mask or Humidifier Purchases, your prescription should have the physician's information and signature, along with an order for CPAP Supplies. A prescription for a Machine is also valid for buying Masks and Humidifiers.
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How long is my prescription good for?
A prescription is good for life when purchasing CPAP supplies out of pocket. Once your CPAP prescription is on file with us, there will never be a need to supply another one. If you need assistance in obtaining your prescription, please contact one of our helpful experts at 1-877-774-9271. You can also find prescription request form by clicking here for a Physicians Order Form.
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How often will my insurance pay for a new CPAP machine?
The industry average allows for a new CPAP machine every 5 years; it is important to be aware of your deductibles and co-pays. Insurance rates average $1500 to $2500 for a CPAP machine. Many patients have found that purchasing out of pocket and submitting your own reimbursement claim is a less expensive option. Please refer to our instructional guide for assistance in submitting your claim.
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What are the codes my insurance requires when I make a CPAP-related purchase?
Insurance companies will require a product code called a HCPCS code for claims related to your CPAP purchases. Below is a detailed list of codes your insurance company may need to quickly process your claim.

  • E0601 - CPAP Machine Purchase
  • A7034 - CPAP Nasal Mask
  • A7032 - CPAP Nasal Mask Cushion
  • A7030 - CPAP Full Face Mask
  • A7031 - CPAP Full Face Mask Cushion
  • A7044 - CPAP Full Oral Interface
  • A7046 - CPAP Humidifier Chamber
  • A7037 - CPAP Tubing, Long and Short Hoses
  • A7038 - CPAP Disposable Filter
  • A7039 - CPAP Foam Filter
  • A7035 - CPAP Headgear
  • A7033 - CPAP Nasal Pillows
  • A7036 - CPAP Chinstrap
  • E0561 - CPAP Passover Humidifier
  • E0562 - CPAP Heated Humidifier
  • E0470 - BiPAP Purchase
  • E0471 - BiPAP-ST Purchase
  • E1399 - CPAP Miscellaneous

Click here for Helpful Hints when filing HCPCS codes with your insurance company.
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What if I still want to use my insurance?
Due to federal guidelines we are unable to bill your insurance company direct. However, we will assist you in contacting your insurance company and providing the appropriate codes and necessary reimbursement documentation.
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CPAP Machines


What does CPAP stand for?
CPAP is the acronym for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. CPAP therapy provides a constant flow of air at a set pressure into the airway to ensure that the airway stays open through the night. A CPAP machine is used by those who have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a condition where one would stop breathing for short periods of time while sleeping, to give them extra air to maintain normal breathing.
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What if I'm a new CPAP user?
We know that having such a variety of options makes it extremely difficult to decide on the CPAP machine and mask that is right for you. We are here to answer your questions, and provide you with the support and information that new users often needs. Don’t worry! We are here to assist with your equipment and therapy. 1-877-774-9271.
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What is the purpose of adding humidification to my machine?
Humidification will deliver increased comfort during your sleep therapy. Humidification adds moisture to the upper and lower airways, patients that don’t use humidification may find that they have significant drying out of their nostrils, mouth, and throat. Studies have shown that the patients' comfort level is increased by adding humidification to CPAP therapy, patient comfort is the key to increased compliance. If you are not currently using humidification we highly recommended adding a humidifier to your machine. A representative is available to answer questions and recommend a humidification setup that is right for you.
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What is a BIPAP machine?
BIPAP (Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure) machines deliver air flow to the airway at a prescribed pressure in a similar manner as a CPAP machine, the difference is that there are two pressures one for the patient's inhalation and exhalation. The inhalation pressure is set higher to keep the patient's airway open, whereas the exhalation pressure is set lower to assist in a smoother more complete exhalation. A BILevel is prescribed in specialized cases when a higher pressure is needed, for patients that do not tolerate a standard CPAP, and when muscular disease is present. If you believe you may need a BIPAP call us at 1-877-774-9271 and we will supply you with the information needed when consulting with your physician.
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Is There a Difference Between Basic and High-End CPAP Machines and Masks?
Yes! All though the manufacturers may vary high-end equipment is commonly quieter, smaller, lighter, less prone to leaks and easier to breathe against. Higher priced equipment offers enhanced humidifiers and are made to travel with ease over the basic CPAP equipment. Take your time and choose wisely with the help of an experienced professional. Because there is only one billing code for all CPAP Machines and very few codes for the many different CPAP Masks available, the insurance company will pay your CPAP Provider the same amount whether you get a high-end or a basic machine. Often the patient is left to deal with basic equipment that does not suit their needs because the amount paid to traditional CPAP Providers by insurance companies is not enough to cover the cost of high end CPAP equipment. There are a variety of ways to obtain quality CPAP machines, masks and accessories of equal or lesser cost. Our CPAP experts are available to help you by calling 1-877-774-9271.
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What is the difference between CPAP and BiLevel therapy?
A patient that has been prescribed CPAP therapy has been diagnosed with OSA (obstructive sleep apnea) and only requires one continuous pressure. BiLevel therapy is physician prescribed for patients who have more complex sleep disorders. BiLevel therapy has two set pressures one for inhalation (IPAP) that is usually set between 10 -15 cm H2O and another for exhalation pressure (EPAP) that is usually set between 4-5 cm H2O the difference between the IPAP and EPAP settings is the pressure support. Your physician will determine which device and pressure setting is best for you.
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What are auto-titrating or auto CPAP machines?
Auto-Titrating/Auto CPAP machines are parallel terms; both automatically adjust your pressure breath by breath throughout the night by delivering a more natural exact pressure necessary to comfortably keep your airway open. The auto CPAP senses and adjusts to the pressure that is necessary for your individual sleep therapy needs. A change, such as a loss or gain of ten pounds, can change the optimal pressure for your therapy. A standard CPAP will not automatically adjust, rather than having another sleep study done every time your prescription pressure needs to change; it is easier and more cost effective to use an auto CPAP device. Auto Titrating/Auto CPAPs sense your changing needs and function according to your body's changing demands.
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What Is Sleep Apnea?
The Greek word "apnea" literally means "without breath." There are three types of sleep apnea: obstructive, central, and mixed. Sleep apnea is an involuntary cessation of breathing that occurs while the patient is asleep. The most common of the three is obstructive sleep apnea, often called OSA for short. People with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing recurrently during their sleep.

Left untreated, sleep apnea can have serious life threatening consequences: high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, automobile accidents caused by falling asleep at the wheel, diabetes, depression, and other ailments.

Sleep apnea is seen more frequently among men than among women. A chief symptom is extremely loud snoring, often so loud that bed partners find it intolerable to sleep in the same room. Severe mood swings, obesity, along with persistent daytime sleepiness, bouts of awakening out of breath through the night, and dry mouth or a headache upon wakening. Only a home sleep study or a study done in a sleep laboratory can show the severity or conclusively that sleep apnea is present.
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What is APAP, BiPAP, BiLevel, VPAP S, T and S/T ?
"Automatic positive airway pressure" (APAP, AutoPAP, AutoCPAP, BPAP are parallel terms) automatically titrates, or tunes, the amount of pressure delivered to the patient to the minimum required to maintain an unobstructed airway on a breath-by-breath basis by measuring the resistance in the patient's breathing, thereby giving the patient the precise pressure required at a given moment and avoiding the compromise of fixed pressure. Bi-level pressure devices

"VPAP" or "BiPAP" (BiPAP is a trademark of Respironics BiLevel device.) (variable/bilevel positive airway pressure) two levels of pressure are prescribed: inspiratory positive airway pressure (IPAP) and a lower expiratory positive airway pressure (EPAP) for easier exhalation.

MODES

S (Spontaneous) – In spontaneous mode the device triggers IPAP when flow sensors detect spontaneous inspiratory effort and then cycles back to EPAP.

T (Timed) – In timed mode the IPAP/EPAP cycling is purely machine-triggered, at a set rate, typically expressed in breaths per minute (BPM).

S/T (Spontaneous/Timed) – Like spontaneous mode, the device triggers to IPAP on patient inspiratory effort. But in spontaneous/timed mode a "backup" rate is also set to ensure that patients still receive a minimum number of breaths per minute if they fail to breathe spontaneously.
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What is the benefit of using the custom CPAP bed pillows?
A traditional bed pillow can affect the seal of your CPAP mask during movement while you sleep. The custom CPAP bed pillows are designed to help prevent the mask from moving while you sleep. Click here to shop for a CPAP bed pillow.
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CPAP Masks


Are any of your CPAP masks made of latex?
No. Most CPAP masks on the market today are made of a hypoallergenic silicone based material.
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Can any manufacturer CPAP mask be used with any CPAP or BiLevel machine?
Our manufacturer’s masks are universal, and can be used with any CPAP or BiLevel machine from any other manufacturer.
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Which CPAP mask will work with my machine?
All CPAP masks and most CPAP tubing are made to a standard size. Because of this, you can choose any mask to use with your CPAP or BiLevel machine. You should choose your CPAP mask based on previous good experiences with a mask, a doctor's recommendation based on your sleep study, or suggestions from CPAP providers who have experience in this field, such as us. Our experienced staff is available to answer your questions and offer suggestions!
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Which type of mask should I choose?
There are traditional nasal masks (by far, the most popular with CPAP users), alternative nasal masks, full face masks (for those patients who have problems with mouth breathing or leaking from the mouth), nasal interface systems (such as nasal pillows systems), and oral masks. For the best possible choice, stick with what has worked for you in the past. If you do well with nasal CPAP masks, stick with them. Each manufacturer has taken great lengths in designing masks that will suit your very unique facial structure and therapy needs. If this is your first mask purchase or if you are unhappy with your current mask type, please give us a call and we will be happy to give you suggestions based on your individual therapy needs.
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Why is a full face mask recommended for mouth breathers?
If a patient is a mouth breather and uses a nasal mask, most often the pressure is reduced; making treatment ineffective. A full face mask allows the patient to breathe from the nose or the mouth, while still obtaining maximum treatment.
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Is There a Difference Between Basic and High-End CPAP Machines and Masks
Yes! All though the manufacturers may very high-end equipment is commonly quieter, smaller, lighter, less prone to leaks, easier to breathe against, offering enhanced humidifiers and made to travel with ease over basic CPAP Equipment. Take your time and choose wisely with the help of an experienced professional.

Because there is only one billing code for all CPAP Machines and very few codes for the many different CPAP Masks available, the insurance company will pay your CPAP Provider the same amount whether you get a high-end or a basic machine. Often the patient is left to deal with basic equipment that does not suit their needs because the amount paid to traditional CPAP Providers by insurance companies is not enough to cover the cost of high end CPAP equipment. There are a variety of ways to obtain quality CPAP machines, masks and accessories of equal or lesser cost. Our CPAP experts are available to help you by calling 1-877-774-9271.
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What if I continue to experience mask leakage during the night?
A misconception with many CPAP users is that a CPAP mask should be 100% leak free. All CPAP masks have a slight leak. An excessive mask leakage may be caused by a variety of issues. Here are a few helpful tips: with your machine running, pull your CPAP mask away from your face so that the seal can be properly inflated. Then gently set the CPAP mask back into place. Make sure that your CPAP mask is not too tight. It is of great importance that all head straps and chin straps have been tightened correctly and evenly. For instance, make sure that the head strap is not tighter than your chin strap. If you are experiencing deep creases or marks on your face, this is a sign that your straps are too tight. Loosen the head straps to allow proper inflation; the mask cannot inflate properly when the straps are too tight. You will have to readjust your mask with use and if a leak occurs. Purchasing a different CPAP mask may or may not be the answer to your problem. Be patient and allow yourself time to adjust and fit the CPAP mask to your individual head and facial structure. If you continue to have problems, give our CPAP experts a call for alternative solutions.
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CPAP Maintenance


What maintenance is required on CPAP machines?
The most important maintenance of your CPAP machine is that of the filters. Dust, hair and pet dander collect at the air intake filter. It is essential that the internal parts are protected from accumulating dust and debris. By keeping the area around the unit free of dust, hair and pet dander you will insure a quality delivery of air and a successful sleep therapy. Keep the area around your CPAP clear of bedding, curtains, and papers that may prevent air intake and reduce the airflow of your machine. Severe damage can be easily prevented by refraining from picking up your machine with the humidifier attached. It is very important not to spill your humidifier water in or on your CPAP machine and always remove the humidifier before moving the machine. Make it a habit to empty the water after each use to keep your device safe from pets and others in the home from accidently spilling water on your CPAP. Wipe machine surface as needed.
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How Do I Clean My Tubing and Mask?
For home cleaning, mix one part vinegar and three parts warm water. Allow tubing and mask parts to soak for a few minutes. Rinse clean and allow to air dry.
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How often should I change my CPAP supplies?
CPAP and BiLevel supplies associated with sleep therapy are designed to be disposable. Masks, tubing, filters, and headgear are not designed to last extreme amounts of time, and using them past their recommended life span may endanger your CPAP therapy. Delicate silicone mask cushions can develop leaks causing dust and pollen that may be delivered into your airways by clogged filters, and headgear that has lost its shape will cause discomfort from over tightening and cause your mask to fit poorly increasing the chances of skin breakdown and pressure point pain.

Below you will find our Recommended Replacement Schedule for CPAP and BiLevel Supplies, based on information from Medicare and private insurance companies. Visit our CPAP Accessories Section to purchase your replacement supplies today!

Item (number) HCPCS Code Replacement Frequency
CPAP Mask A7034 Every 3 months
CPAP Headgear A7035 Every 3-6 months
CPAP Tubing A7037 Every 3 months
Disposable Filter A7038 2 new filters every month
Non-disposable Filters A7039 2 new filters every 6 months
CPAP Chin strap A7036 Every 6 months
Full Face Mask A7030 Every 3 months
Oral CPAP Mask A7044 Every 3 months
Humidifier Chamber A7046 Every 6 months
CPAP Machine E0601 Generally, every 3-5 years, or as necessary

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How often should I change the water in my humidifier?
Your water should be changed on a daily basis. Always use Distilled water this help prevent calcium build up in your water chambers and in the prevention of sinus infections. Always rinse your humidifier chamber out before adding new water. To prevent bacterial build up it is important to wash your humidifier once a week.
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CPAP Troubleshooting


What do I do if my nose becomes sore from using a nasal pillows system?
It is important that you are using the correct size of pillow and humidification. Nasal pillows should have a secure fit. If you are using nasal pillows that are too large, the pressure and flaring of the nostrils will cause irritation. Using nasal pillows that are too small allow for excess movement and a potential for friction and irritation in the nostrils. Not using heated humidification can dry your nasal passages, dried secretions and cause discomfort. Humidification is highly recommended.
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What if my pressure seems too high?
If you are a first time CPAP user it is normal to experience this sensation. Give it 1 to 2 weeks for you to adjust to the pressure. If you still feel your pressure is too high, contact your physician before making any adjustments. Be patient with yourself, as you adjust to your new therapy you will begin to feel better and live a higher quality of life.
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What happens if I wake up and my CPAP mask has been pulled off?
This is a common problem with new CPAP users. Once you adjust to having wearing a CPAP mask while you sleep, this will become less of a problem. If you are still experiencing problems after 2 to 4 weeks of consistent use, please contact our CPAP experts for help at 1-877-774-9271.
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What happens if I become very bloated while using CPAP therapy?
Gastric distention is an abnormal amount of gas build up (excess air in the stomach), caused by swallowing air during your treatment. This may cause a feeling of nausea during and after therapy. If you are experiencing this condition, please contact your physician.
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CPAP Travel


Which CPAP machine is easiest for people who travel often?
Our manufacturers CPAP machines have been created to be lightweight and travel-friendly. The CPAP machines carrying case make traveling convenient, lightweight, and perfect for a suitcase or bedside table.
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Are CPAP machines FAA approved?
Yes! You are permitted to carry-on your CPAP unit and it will not count toward the maximum 2 bag allowance (at least on domestic flights). We recommend carrying a copy of the TSA ruling letters, and a copy of your doctor's prescription. We recommend visiting http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/specialneeds/cpap.shtm for more information and remember to speak with your airline ahead of time.
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Can you use a CPAP on an airplane?
Yes! Depending on the manufacturer a proper AC or DC power cord automatically capable of accepting line voltages of 100V to 240V – 50/60Hz would need to be purchased, a travel battery and cables and a converter.

If you have questions on specific power needs for your machine give us a call at 1-877-774-9271.
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What preparations are needed for travel with a CPAP?
It is very important that you carry a copy of your prescription and TSA ruling letters. Allow for a minimum of 10-20 minutes at security, it is not customary but it can happen. As this is a medical device not all personnel may know what a CPAP is, be patient. If you intend to use your CPAP while in flight, you will need to use batteries or be seated near a power outlet. You can call or reserve a seat for your CPAP needs with most airlines.

If you are flying internationally you may need a voltage adaptor for your CPAP, check the voltage requirements of your destination.
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Can my CPAP run on battery power?
Yes! A marine boat battery may be used if your machine has a DC power outlet all you will need is an adapter cable with alligator clips.

If your CPAP does not have a DC outlet, you will need an inverter in order to run your unit on battery power.

If you have questions on specific power needs for your machine give us a call at 1-877-774-9271.
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