Sleep Apnea and Sleeping With a CPAP Mask
Some parts of CPAP masks and machines, which sleep apnea patients use to ease their breathing problems while sleeping, need to be replaced every once in a while. You could get replacement parts for CPAP masks from the internet.
Replacement parts for CPAP masks (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure masks) are not hard to find. In case you are wondering, CPAP masks are used by folks who suffer from sleep apnea, a disease where you have abnormal breathing while you are sleeping. Though just called ‘masks’, these are not just masks. Along with them, you have the whole ventilation system, including the tracheal tube, the CPAP machine or the flow generator, and of course your nasal pillows, nasal mask, and other accessories. Most of them need to be replaced after some use or in events of damage or wear.
Replacement parts for CPAP masks include the tracheal tube parts, filters, humidifier components, mask cushions, parts of the mask itself, and of course, the machine parts. The tube parts include different sizes of tube, such as six foot tube and 4 foot tube, tube connector, tubing wrap (which improves heat retention, in case patient needs heated humidifiers), humidifier tubes, pressure sensors, pressure valves, attachment to enrich oxygen, hose lift, etc. The filters are for filtering the air before it passes into your lungs. You could get bacterial and viral filters, fine filters, foam filters, ultrafine filters, etc.
The humidifier components among these include humidifier gasket, inlet/outlet seal, cleaning plug, couplings, water chamber, seal ring, and humidifier tubing. Humidifier is used to add moisture if the air is too dry. Heated humidifiers can make the patients more comfortable. Mask parts include the mask, the head gear, clips to keep the head gear in place, nasal pillows, tube retainer, which are used for nasal pillows, and even headgear adjustment kits which helps you adjust the head gear placement by means of Velcro strips. You also get replacement parts, such as keypad, outlet port, pressure sensor, pressure valve, fuse, power cord, hose elbow and filter cap for the CPAP machine itself. CPAP Mask Parts
What you have to keep in mind about the different replacement parts for CPAP masks is that different types of CPAP masks and machines (and there are many) would need different replacement parts. The type of mask (nasal mask, nasal pillows, etc.), which would fit you best and would be comfortable is entirely based on your own needs and facial shape.