Q: How often should I clean my PAP supplies?
A: Washing your mask/pillows, headgear, and tubing 1-2 times per week is critical to maintaining healthy and effective PAP therapy. You can wash them by hand with warm, soapy water; if that is too inconvenient and time-consuming, you may want to consider an automatic PAP supply cleaner like the SoClean 2.
Q: How often should I replace my PAP supplies?
A: Even with proper cleaning and care, you will need to replace most of your PAP supplies every 3-6 months (depending on the item). To learn how often each item should replaced, see the chart below:
Alpine Home Medical offers an easy, hassle-free resupply program that delivers your new PAP supplies straight to your doorstep, right when you need them! For more information, call the Alpine Resupply Team at (855) 727-3721.
Q: How much should I be using my PAP machine?
A: Using your PAP machine every night would be recommended and optimal. However, if you do plan on not using your machine every night, it is important to note that most insurances, including Medicare, require you to use it at least 7 out of every 10 nights for at least four hours per night to continue coverage. If you do not meet the minimum compliance requirements, you may risk losing your coverage and having to pay out-of-pocket for your PAP machine rental.
Q: My mask is uncomfortable/not fitting well. What should I do?
A: Don't give up on your CPAP therapy! We carry a wide variety of masks, pillows, and headgear, so there's likely to be a solution that works for you. Call our toll-free number or send an online inquiry here to request an appointment with a respiratory professional, who can help you find the right CPAP gear for you.