How can I tell if my CPAP mask needs replacing?

Using a mask that is in good condition will help you achieve a good night's sleep. That's why it's important to inspect your mask regularly for signs of wear and tear. If you see any visible signs of cracking, discolouration or tears, then it's time to replace the part.

It's important to replace your mask regularly to ensure that you maintain comfortable, reliable therapy every night.

Some indications that it might be time to replace your mask (or parts of it) are if you:

  • often find yourself tightening and re-tightening the straps
  • notice the mask or cushion have lost their spring
  • feel your therapy may be less effective than usual
  • find that the cushion is still slippery even after cleaning it

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