How often should you replace your sleep apnoea mask? How long are the individual parts expected to last? Find the answers to these and other questions at ResMed’s patient support library.
Nasal Cushion and Nasal Pillows
Full face cushions
Over time and use, the silicone on the cushion can become soft and not be as efficient. Warranty periods vary per country, it is measured in months. Please check with your care provider.
Over time and use, headgear may become stretched and lose elasticity, leading to over tightening and discomfort. Warranty periods vary per country, it is measured in months. Please check with your care provider.
Devices & tubing replacement
If the environment is particularly humid or dusty, then the disposable filter won’t last for long. Visual inspection is the key to determining disposable filter life. Inspection is every month. Recommended replacement is every 6 months or before according to the filter’s state.
The typical life span of a CPAP device is 5 to 7 years.
For maximum comfort we recommend replacing your tubing regularly. Your care provider will make sure to regularly replace your air tubing. It is typically changed between 6 to 12 months after use.
Humidifier water tub
Humidifier cleanable water chambers may become discoloured, cracked, cloudy or even pitted due to the mineral levels found in most tap and drinking water. As the material deteriorates, cracks may trap bacteria from moisture. Water chambers must be replaced when the above symptoms appear. Typical frequency of replacement is every 2 years.
If you are concerned that your humidifier is not working, place the unit in warm-up mode and allow it to run for one minute. If the heater plate does not heat up in warm-up mode, contact your medical equipment provider. Design life of a heated humidifier is about 5 years.