How to clean your CPAP supplies

(Without a CPAP cleaner)

Cleaning your CPAP mask cushion, frame & headgear:

  1. Unplug your CPAP machine from the power source.

  2. Disconnect the mask and air tubing from the CPAP machine.

  3. Disassemble your mask into 3 parts (headgear, cushion and frame).

  4. In a sink or tub, clean your mask cushion and headgear to remove any oils. Gently rub with soap and warm, drinking-quality water. Avoid using stronger cleaning products, including dish detergents, as they may damage the mask or leave harmful residue.

  5. Rinse again thoroughly with warm, drinking-quality water.

  6. Place the cushion and frame on a flat surface, on top of a towel, to dry. Avoid placing them in direct sunlight.

Air tubing & humidifier cleaning tips:

  1. Unplug your CPAP machine from the power source.

  2. Disconnect the air tubing/hose from your mask and CPAP machine.

  3. In a sink or tub, rinse the inside and outside of the air tubing with mild soap and warm, drinking-quality water. Avoid using stronger cleaning products, including dish detergents, as they may damage the air tubing or leave harmful residue.

  4. Rinse again thoroughly with warm, drinking-quality water.

  5. Place the air tubing on a flat surface, on top of a towel, to dry. Avoid placing in direct sunlight.

Weekly cleaning tips:

  1. Once a week, soak your humidifier tub in a solution of 1-part white vinegar and 1-part water for 15-20 minutes.

  2. After soaking, rinse thoroughly with warm, drinking-quality water.

  3. Place the humidifier tub on a flat surface, on top of a towel, to dry. Avoid placing in direct sunlight.

Source: ResMed.com