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    Everything You Need to Know About Your ResMed CPAP Equipment Supplies

    By on Last modified: April 13, 2022

    CPAP machine’s parts attach to your CPAP breathing machine and enable you to receive adequate CPAP treatment.

    Some CPAP supplies are required, while others are optional and can be used according to your preferences.

    ResMed CPAP Equipment Supplies

    Although many great CPAP brands are available on the market, the ResMed CPAP machine has proven to be the best option. With such a vast range, it’s good to know that each sleep apnea machine is unique. Moreover, some parts are incompatible with specific machines. That’s why it is critical to consult your equipment manual or a supply professional before purchasing your breathing equipment.

    ResMed Airsense Machine

    Once you’ve purchased your CPAP supplies, keep in mind that these CPAP machine parts should be replaced regularly because they come into contact with your body and are exposed to a lot of moisture or contaminants. Your ResMed CPAP machine comprises three major components: a motor, a CPAP hose, and a CPAP mask.

    The motor draws air from the room to pressurize it to the pressure you set. The air is at room temperature, and some machines have a water tank to keep it moist. A CPAP filter is also included in the motor to remove impurities from the air. Most machine motors run quietly and do not usually disturb sleep.

    The pressurized air then travels from the motor to the mask via the CPAP hose. The mask, which fits snugly on your face, continuously moves pressurized air into your airway and lungs to prevent collapse or obstruction.

    Air Filter

    The CPAP filter is essential for purifying the air entering your nose from outside the machine. There are various kinds of air filters- some are reusable, while others are not. The size of the particulate that they filter varies.

    When purchasing a CPAP filter, opt for one that fits your breathing machine and goes with your lifestyle, for instance, if you have pets in the house which may contribute to the dust and allergens in the air.

    CPAP Hose

    The CPAP hose is a tube that connects the CPAP machine to the mask. CPAP hoses are available in various lengths to accommodate your sleeping style or bedroom setup. To reduce condensation buildup, some CPAP hoses are heated or insulated.

    CPAP Hose


    The humidifier is an optional CPAP machine component that adds moisture to the air delivered through the mask. Since many sleep apnea patients experience dry mouth and nose while using their CPAP machines, the humidifier alleviates this problem, particularly in cold, dry areas with low moisture levels. Many CPAP humidifiers can be adjusted by raising the water tank’s temperature.

    CPAP Mask

    CPAP masks come in a variety of styles. Some masks only cover the nose, nasal CPAP masks, masks that only cover the mouth, oral masks, and nasal-oral masks. Masks that are attached to oral appliance mouth devices are also available.

    A mask’s fit is highly dependent on your position: a mask that fits well when you’re sitting up may not fit as well when you’re lying down. This is because our facial muscles change when we lie down and relax even more when we sleep. It’s always best to fit the mask while you’re sleeping.


    Chin Straps

    During CPAP treatment, chin straps are used to keep the mouth closed. This CPAP machine component is ideal for those patients who sleep with their mouths open.

    Choosing the best snoring chin strap is critical to your sleep quality. Chin straps must be comfortable to wear all night and exert the least amount of force required to keep the mouth closed. They should allow the mouth to open easily while still allowing the jaw to close when relaxed. Regardless of the type of chin strap you use, the strap should only apply the minimum amount of pressure required to keep the mouth closed.

    How to Clean and Maintain Your CPAP Machine Parts

    The majority of CPAP machine parts listed above are made of plastic, rubber, and silicone. Moisture buildup on your CPAP equipment will damage these materials and lead to bacterial and mould growth. Although CPAP machine parts aren’t meant to last forever and will need to be replaced over time, proper maintenance will extend their lifespan and improve their performance.

    After each night’s use, clean the CPAP machine parts. In addition, there are also CPAP cleaner machines that can assist you in keeping your breathing equipment clean and ready to use. Some of these machines kill bacteria by using activated oxygen to sanitize CPAP equipment. Replace your CPAP supplies following the manufacturer’s instructions. The recommended replacement products for your ResMed CPAP machine can be found in the manual. Many CPAP replacement parts are interchangeable, but some CPAP replacement products are specific to a CPAP machine.

    How to Find the Right CPAP Machine Parts

    CPAP Machine parts cleaning

    Once you’ve obtained a prescription for CPAP equipment, you’ll need to locate the CPAP machine parts that will work for you. ResMed is a premium brand for CPAP machines, masks, and other equipment on the market. For additional convenience, the company also produces portable CPAP machines and parts that can be easily transported in small bags.

    Although you have the option of purchasing CPAP machine parts online, only in-person will you be able to compare how different masks feel on your face. A CPAP homecare company and Durable Medical Equipment provider will frequently have a selection of CPAP supplies available for OSA patients to view. Before you leave, make sure you understand how everything works. Your CPAP equipment should make you feel at ease and not intimidate you. The more at ease you are with it, the more likely it is that you will wear it and get the most out of your treatment.

    Don’t forget to keep up with the latest CPAP machines and their parts, since every year, a new line of equipment is introduced to make the patient experience more comfortable and successful. Don’t take your sleeping disorder for granted when you have the potential to transform your life completely!