How often should I replace my CPAP machine?
You probably know that you need to regularly replace your CPAP mask parts, filters and tubing. But what about your actual CPAP machine? How often should you replace it?
Adequate good quality sleep is important in maintaining good physical and mental health. Therefore, the general recommendation is that your CPAP machine should be replaced after approximately 5 years of use to ensure optimum performance and results.
Just like any piece of equipment, your CPAP device experiences normal wear and tear from usage every night. To get the best results, your device needs to be in proper working order. It is important to always look for signs of your device needing replacing.
Signs your CPAP Machine is not providing effective treatment may include:
- Your CPAP machine is noisy
- Your snoring has returned
- Daytime fatigue and headaches
- Difficulty falling asleep
- Waking with a dry mouth or stuffy nose
- Trouble breathing with the airflow
- No feedback on your sleep performance
Don't forget all of the health benefits your CPAP machine has offered you over the years.
It's important to remember that CPAP treatment will only continue to be effective if you remain consistent and use your machine every night. The benefits of reducing your sleep apnea symptoms allows you to reclaim your quality of life and always outweighs any negatives you may experience.
Choosing whether to repair or replace?
Often CPAP machines can be expensive to repair, sometimes it is even more cost effective to replace it. And another problem is that you don’t want to be without your machine for a number of weeks whilst it is being repaired. The benefits of nightly treatment fade quickly when you don’t use your CPAP on a nightly basis and unfortunately your symptoms will return.
Benefits of Purchasing a Newer Model CPAP Machine
Newer machines come with quieter motors and masks, lower air pressures and better humidification giving you a more peaceful night's sleep. Our AirSense 10 have an improved and more intuitive interface with accessibility to sleep performance data. See our full breakdown of improved features here
CPAP Club have a range of cost-effective options with Buy Now, Pay Later available!
Also, most Private Health Funds typically provide some coverage for a new CPAP machine. Even if you think your machine is still working well, it is a good idea to consider replacing it when you are eligible to ensure the dependability of your machine and that you have all the latest comfort features.
If you need to purchase a new machine, if you are experiencing any discomfort or if you have noticed your treatment has become less effective, contact the team at CPAP Club for further guidance or speak with your Sleep Specialist Doctor and get your therapy back on track.