How to Troubleshoot Your CPAP Machine
Published on Wednesday 22 February, 2023
If you are experiencing issues with your CPAP machine, here are some troubleshooting tips that may help:
- Check the power source: Make sure that the machine is properly plugged in and receiving power. If the machine is battery-powered, make sure that the batteries are charged or replaced as needed.
- Check the air filter: Check the air filter on your CPAP machine and make sure it is clean and free of dust and debris. If the filter is dirty, it can restrict airflow and cause the machine to work poorly.
- Check the tubing: Check the tubing that connects the mask to the CPAP machine to make sure it is not kinked, twisted, or blocked. A blocked or obstructed tube can prevent the machine from functioning properly.
- Check the mask and headgear: Make sure that the mask and headgear are properly fitted and adjusted to ensure a proper seal. A poorly fitted mask can lead to air leaks and prevent the CPAP machine from working effectively.
- Adjust the pressure settings: If you are experiencing discomfort or the pressure feels too low or too high, you may need to have your pressure settings adjusted to a more comfortable level. Please reach out to your healthcare provider for pressure adjustment assistance. They will issue a new CPAP prescription.
- Clean the machine: Regularly clean your CPAP machine and equipment to prevent the buildup of bacteria and viruses. Refer to the manufacturer's instructions for proper cleaning and maintenance.