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.
CPAP Mask: Every 3 months
CPAP Headgear :Every 3-6 months
CPAP Tubing:Every 3 months
Disposable Filter: 2 new filters every month
Non-disposable Filters: 2 new filters every 6 months
CPAP Chin strap: Every 6 months
Full Face Mask: Every 3 months
Oral CPAP Mask: Every 3 months
Humidifier Chamber: Every 6 months
CPAP Machine: Generally, every 3-5 years, or as necessary