This quiz to Test Your CPAP Cleaning and maintenance is sponsored by Alpine Home Medical
If you have a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine to treat sleep apnea, you may already know how important its function is for your sleep quality and overall health. A CPAP can also increase the overall quality of life for your loved ones by reducing or eliminating snoring caused by sleep apnea. Your machine and parts need to be well maintained. This ensures that it is working to its best potential.
Take the quiz below to test your CPAP cleaning and maintenance knowledge. And make sure you are doing everything you can to get the most out of your CPAP!
You should leave the CPAP machine plugged in when cleaning and replacing equipment TRUE or FALSE?
It is FALSE. You should always unplug the machine when cleaning or doing maintenance for safety reasons.
You should change the water in your CPAP humidifier chamber daily TRUE or FALSE?
It is TRUE. Fresh water in the chamber is essential to CPAP Cleaning and Maintenance. You should replace the water in your CPAP humidifier water chamber daily by dumping out the water and soak the humidifier water chamber with mild soapy water, rinse well and air dry after each use.
You can have your CPAP equipment resupply delivered to your home TRUE or FALSE?
It is TRUE- you can sign up to have your supplies delivered to your house when you need them so that you do not need to keep track when your supplies need to be replaced- they do it for you!
How often should you wash your mask?
You should wash your mask every day with mild dish soapy water to ensure that the seal around your mouth is adequate and that your airway remains open.
How do you clean the outside of the machine unit?
When the outside of the machine unit gets dirty, you can clean it by wiping it down with a moist cloth. Be careful not to spill water on your machine, it may void the warranty!
What cleaning agent should you use to wash your CPAP Mask?
Soapy water with a mild dish detergent is the easiest and least corrosive cleaner to use on your mask and will cut through any facial oil residue. You should never use any other cleaners on these parts.
When is the best time of day to wash the seal on a CPAP mask?
The morning is the best time to wash your CPAP mask to reduce the buildup of oils from your skin on the mask.
What kind of water is recommended for the humidifier water chamber?
Most manufacturers recommend distilled water. Check the machine instructions or with your supplier to make sure you are using the correct water.
How often does a CPAP machine last on average before it you should consider replacement
On average, a CPAP machine lasts about 5 years before a replacement machine is needed.
Regular resupply of disposable CPAP equipment is important why?
Replacing your machine’s disposable equipment is a very important aspect of CPAP cleaning and maintenance. All of the above are important reasons for this. Replacing these parts when necessary ensures that your machine maintains an open airway for you while you sleep and also prevents bacteria build up.
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