What Happens If You Don't Clean Your CPAP Equipment?

Keeping your CPAP equipment clean is an essential step toward getting the best performance, comfort, and hygiene in your CPAP therapy. But it can seem like every manufacturer of CPAP devices has different cleaning instructions. Do you really need to deep-clean your mask and machine once per week, like some manufacturers recommend?

We created our comprehensive guide to CPAP maintenance and cleaning to help users understand how to get the most from their CPAP therapy and dispel some of the myths. But what are the risks in not keeping your device clean?

In this article, we explore the possible implications of falling behind in your CPAP maintenance and cleaning.

What Happens If You Neglect Your CPAP Cleaning & Care

In general, if you don't clean in your CPAP mask, facial oils will build up on the part where your mask touches the skin. Additionally, humidity and moisture inside the mask may increase the risk of odor, mold and bacteria build up, which could lead to irritation in your respiratory system, including your throat, windpipe, and lungs. Ultimately, a dirty CPAP mask or machine simply won't perform as well as a clean one, since excess leakage may cause sub-par air delivery or a dry, sore throat.

Although you may not need to deep-clean your equipment quite as often as some manufacturers recommend, the consequences of not keeping your CPAP device clean can be downright unpleasant and uncomfortable! Plus, it can be very bad for your health, sleep quality, and well-being.

The bottom line is that a clean CPAP machine and mask is one of the key ways to getting the best results from your CPAP therapy.

How RemZzzs® Helps Make CPAP Cleaning Easier

Another vital key is RemZzzs®, the soft, breathable cotton CPAP mask liners that create a clean and comfortable barrier between your face and your CPAP mask. Not only does this help reduce skin irritation where the mask touches your face, it also helps keep facial oils from reaching the mask itself!

So, not only do you get a better, quieter, and more comfortable mask seal with less irritation, you won't have unsightly red marks on your face in the morning. You'll also have a cleaner mask at the end of each night, making proper cleaning and maintenance even easier and less complicated than ever!

RemZzzs® makes medical-grade cotton liners with designs and shapes created specifically for most of today's most popular masks. Explore our online CPAP mask liner store today to find the perfect cloth liner for your CPAP mask. With RemZzzs®, you get better CPAP performance, comfort, and cleanliness for a great night's sleep. 


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