Frequently asked questions about CPAP

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CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. It is a medical treatment that involves the use of a machine to deliver a constant flow of air pressure to help keep the airways open during sleep.

CPAP is primarily used to treat obstructive sleep apnea, a condition where the airway collapses or becomes blocked during sleep, causing pauses in breathing and disruptive snoring.

CPAP works by delivering a gentle stream of pressurized air through a mask that covers the nose or nose and mouth. This air pressure helps keep the airway open, preventing apneas (pauses in breathing) and improving oxygenation during sleep.

Yes, CPAP treatment is highly effective for most people with obstructive sleep apnea. It helps alleviate symptoms such as daytime fatigue, snoring, and breathing pauses, leading to improved sleep quality and overall health.

Yes, a prescription from a healthcare professional is required to obtain a CPAP machine. This is because CPAP therapy should be tailored to your specific needs, and a healthcare provider will assess and prescribe the appropriate settings and equipment.

If you experience skin irritation, redness, or discomfort from wearing a CPAP mask, try the following:

  • Ensure the mask is not too tight or loose.
  • Clean the mask and your face thoroughly before use.
  • Consider using a mask liner or barrier cream.
  • Talk to your healthcare provider about alternative mask options if the problem persists.

Fill out our qualification form! We will work with your insurance provider to have your new CPAP supplies shipped directly to your home. A regular schedule will be established, and you’ll never have to worry about reordering CPAP supplies again!

Many health insurance plans including Medicare cover CPAP therapy, but the extent of coverage can vary. It’s advisable to contact your insurance provider to understand the specific coverage details and requirements.

The recommended replacement schedule for CPAP supplies is as follows:

  • Mask and cushion: every 3-6 months
  • Headgear and chin strap: every 6 months to 1 year
  • Tubing: every 3-6 months
  • Filters: disposable filters every 1-2 months, non-disposable filters every 6 months

It is recommended to clean your CPAP mask, tubing, and humidifier chamber on a daily basis. Regular cleaning helps maintain hygiene and prevents the buildup of bacteria, mold, and other contaminants.

It is generally not recommended to clean CPAP supplies with regular soap and water. Specialized CPAP cleaning solutions or wipes are recommended to ensure thorough cleaning and prevent damage to the equipment. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning your specific CPAP supplies.

The right CPAP mask size should provide a comfortable and secure fit. Consult with your healthcare provider or CPAP equipment supplier to determine the appropriate mask size based on your facial measurements and personal comfort. They can guide you in selecting the correct size and style of mask.

CPAP supplies are often covered by health insurance plans, including masks, tubing, filters, and other accessories. However, coverage varies depending on your insurance provider and plan. Contact your insurance company or check your policy documents to understand the specifics of your coverage.

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