What Do You Do If Your Mask Breaks? | Common CPAP Problems and Solutions

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It’s every CPAP user’s worst nightmare: you wake up to find part of your CPAP mask has broken. You won’t be able to continue your CPAP therapy without replacing a part or the whole mask altogether. Replacing your supplies and getting back to a good night’s rest becomes priority number one. For some masks, individual parts may be available for replacement. Unfortunately, many masks will need to be replaced entirely when pieces break, as they are not manufactured in individual pieces.

Here’s some helpful tips for dealing with a broken CPAP mask:

1. Have a backup ready for emergencies.

Insurance typically cover new supplies every month to 3 months. To make sure you have what you need, you’ll want a backup mask and extra mask parts such as headgear and cushions or nasal pillows. These supplies need regular replacing and are pivotal to you continuing your CPAP therapy.

Newer designs for masks are released every year as well, and the best option for your specific needs may have changed since you last replaced your supplies. Make sure you’re getting the right supplies to match your needs and that you can replace them regularly as scheduled.

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2. Make sure you have optimal pressure for you and your CPAP mask.

If your pressure settings aren’t perfect for your needs, you may find yourself overtightening your mask to keep the seal firm. The added pressure leads to extra wear on your supplies, which can cause them to break early. New auto-titrating machines like ResMed’s AirSense 10 AutoSet adjusts to your pressure needs automatically, and has a number of advanced features such as:

  • Humidification: Regulates humidity and temperature to match your needs and environment
  • AutoRamp: Starts your therapy at a low pressure to ensure you fall asleep comfortably
  • Expiratory Pressure Relief: Reduces pressure upon exhale, avoiding breathy build-up in your mask
  • Humidification: Regulates humidity and temperature to match your needs and environment
  • AutoRamp: Starts your therapy at a low pressure to ensure you fall asleep comfortably
  • Expiratory Pressure Relief: Reduces pressure upon exhale, avoiding breathy build-up in your mask

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3. Avoid mask breakdown by keeping it cleaned regularly.

You want to make sure that your CPAP equipment is as sanitary as it can be. Bacteria buildup can lead to your supplies degrading faster than intended.

Using the Sleep8 CPAP cleaner will ensure your supplies are sanitized by killing more than 99% of germs and pathogens each time you use it. Best of all, you can clean your supplies all at once, without any hassle. The Sleep8 offers:

  • Ozone technology: Kills over 99% of harmful viruses, bacteria, and mold
  • One-click cleaning: Just press a button to start
  • Complete compatibility: No adapter needed to use with any mask and machine
  • Ozone technology: Kills over 99% of harmful viruses, bacteria, and mold
  • One-click cleaning: Just press a button to start
  • Complete compatibility: No adapter needed to use with any mask and machine

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4. In a pinch, upgrade to expedited shipping.

We know how crucial it is for you to have your sleep therapy every night. Missing just a few nights without your CPAP can affect your health. You shouldn’t have to suffer while you wait for your new supplies to arrive, and postal delays are the last thing you need when buying replacement parts.

To make things easier and help you get back on your therapy as quickly as possible, we have expedited shipping options available with your purchase of new supplies.

For a limited time, get free expedited shipping with your new CPAP supplies when your order is $100 or more. Buy your supplies today and get it in the mail as soon as tomorrow!

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