How to clean the accessories

Accessories Cleaning Instructions

How often should you clean your sleep machine accessories? It is recommended to clean the accessories regularly as specified in product instructions, especially the mask, headgear, tubing and humidifier to ensure the safe and effective use of sleep machine. Find our helpful cleaning tips below to learn more:

  • Mask / Nasal Pillows
    Daily cleaning the mask or nasal pillows with soapy water or 3:1 mix of white vinegar and water, and then rinse with water (Do not use other cleaning solution). Then air dry the mask but avoid direct sunlight.
  • Headgear / Soft Cap / Chin Strap
    Hand wash the Headgear/ Soft Cap / Chin Strap with soapy water every week, then rinse with water and air dry.
  • Tubing
    Weekly cleaning the tubing with soapy water or 3:1 mix of white vinegar and water, and then rinse with water. Then air dry the mask but avoid direct sunlight.
  • Humidifier
    Change the water in the humidifier everyday and clean the humidifier chamber with soapy water or white vinegar to prevent mold growth. It is advisable to use distilled or sterile water only, this can reduce mineral deposits.
  • White / Black filter
    Every one to two weeks, clean the white / black filter in your sleep machine with soapy water and rinse with water. Air dry and reinstall it to the machine. If the living area of user is polluted, the frequency of cleaning may increase.

General Problems And Ways To Improve

When carrying out the treatment using the sleep machine, users may have doubts and worry that it will affect their normal sleep. Some users may give up and even stop using the machines. Among the existing treatments of sleep apnea, sleep machine is the most effective and non-invasive method. With the development of new technology, sleep machine gradually miniaturized, quiet, and nasal mask is becoming more comfortable. If you found that the treatment result is not ideal, it does not mean that the failure of treatment, new sleep machine users may need to go through a period of learning and adaptation before they are able to use it skillfully.

Sleeping machines are used only during nighttime sleep. They do not affect users' work and life during the day. Instead, they improve their sleep quality by eliminating the occurrence of suffocation during sleep, and users are able to work more energetically.

The following are the common problems with using sleep machine and the ways to improve the situation:

ProblemsWays To Improve
Mask Leaks
  • Leaks can happen in inappropriate mask size and headgear tightness, uneven upper and lower headgear
Irritated Eyes
  • Make sure your mask fits and tighten down the headgear properly
Skin Allergies
  • Use bubble nasal mask
  • Use sponge forehead support pad
  • Place the gel cushion on the skin and nasal mask (same as above)
  • Wash your nose and nasal mask before using your mask
  • Correct use of nasal mask, tightening down the headgear and make sure the mask fits right.
Dry Mouth
  • Breathing through your mouth can result in dry mouth and affect your therapy
  • Wearing a Chin Strap and drink enough water can help with this
Facial Redness
  • The redness will be returned to normal after a few hours
  • Skin adaptation which will naturally improve the redness of face
Dry Nose / Stuffy Nose
  • Use a warm humidifier
  • Use Chin Strap to reduce mouth leaks
Remove the mask during the night without realizing it
  • This temporary phenomenon occurs in the initial treatment
The impact of noise
  • Most CPAP machines are extremely quiet these days, change it to a quiet one will help with this
Feeling Suffocated Uncomfortable
  • Users can try to adjust their mind and keep clam. They will get used to the idea within a few days. When they feel comfortable, you will be able to breathe according to their usual rhythm of breathing

If users are having problems with their masks, pressure settings or sleep machine treatments, they are encouraged to ask for help from their doctor.