Whether you're coping with an issue like sleep apnea, asthma, or COPD, health problems like these can make breathing a challenge. There are a wide array of respiratory therapy products available on the market today, all designed to help make breathing easier. No matter what your ailment, CVS has a large inventory of respiratory-related items that can help improve your quality of life. Simply search the available items by brand name, price, format, and more to find the perfect items that will help you breathe easier.
CPAP For Sleep Apnea
If you suffer from sleep apnea, there are several items you can purchase to help make the experience more pleasant and help provide you more restful, complete sleep. Chin straps are made to help keep your mouth closed when undergoing CPAP, oxygen, or BiPAP therapy. Special sanitizing machines and solutions are available to help ensure that your CPAP machine stays clean and free from harmful bacteria. An array of other items designed for sleep apnea sufferers is also available from mask and machine filters to replacement tubing, face masks, and cleaning wipes.
If you're undergoing daily respiratory therapy, there are plenty of helpful accessories that can make life easier. Oxygen tank and aerosol container bags allow you to carry the air you need with you while on the go. These bags have straps that make it simple to transport them as you walk, shop, or just go outside to enjoy the sunshine. Racks are an excellent choice for anyone undergoing at-home care. The sturdy racks hold your oxygen tanks and equipment, freeing up space and making storage easier Tubing, connectors, and mask liners are also available for purchase to ensure you have everything you need for easy breathing.
CPAP Cleaning Machine
No matter what type of respiratory therapy equipment you use, it's essential to keep them properly sanitized. Whether you purchase special machines that sanitize your equipment or just use daily wipes, properly maintaining this type of equipment is necessary to help prevent further infection or the spread of diseases. Talk to your physician to find out about the best methods for respiratory therapy device cleaning and care to help keep you protected. CVS offers a range of cleaning items that will keep your face masks, CPAP machines, and other devices clean.
What Supplies Are Needed For CPAP?
There are three main parts to a CPAP machine: a CPAP hose, a motor, and a CPAP mask. Keep in mind when purchasing supplies for a CPAP machine some of them are optional and are personal preferences. The most popular supplies required are:
How Often Should I Replace CPAP Tubing?
Most of the CPAP supplies are made of plastic, rubber, and/or silicone. The moisture that builds up after nightly use will need to be cleaned daily. There are CPAP cleaners that can be purchased that can help keep the equipment sanitized and ready to use.
As mentioned, CPAP parts can get dirty, especially during nightly use. The tubing is the part where condensation occurs, and that is where the increase in contaminants can occur. The contaminants can enter your lungs, which can make you sick. The tubing can break down and get small holes which decreases the CPAP treatment efficacy.
When replacing CPAP parts, keep in mind the recommendations of the manufacturer. Replacement of CPAP tubing is recommended every three months, whether it is heated or standard. As you replace parts regularly, you will be able to keep your CPAP machine working properly.