How Often Should I Replace My CPAP Mask?
The frequency of replacing your CPAP mask will depend on several factors, including the type of mask you use, the frequency of use, and how well you maintain the mask.
Here are some general guidelines for replacing CPAP masks:
Full-face masks: Full-face masks should be replaced every 3 to 6 months.
Nasal masks: Nasal masks should be replaced every 6 to 12 months.
Nasal pillow masks: Nasal pillow masks should be replaced every 3 to 6 months.
Headgear: The headgear of your mask should be replaced every 6 to 12 months, or sooner if it becomes stretched out, frayed, or otherwise damaged.
It is important to inspect your mask regularly and replace it when it shows signs of wear and tear. A worn-out or damaged mask can reduce the effectiveness of treatment and cause discomfort.
If you are not sure when to replace your CPAP mask, it may be helpful to consult a sleep specialist or a respiratory therapist for guidance. They can provide you with specific recommendations based on your individual needs.