These filters are disposable and should be replaced after 30 nights of use or sooner if they appear dirty. To install an ultra fine filter in your DreamStation, slide the blue foam pollen filter out of the machine, securely snap the light blue ultra fine filter onto the base of the foam pollen filter, and insert them both back into the device. The white filter material is permanently attached to the light blue plastic filter housing. They are not designed to be detached from one another. For complete instructions review the documentation that came with your cpap machine.
Changing the filters on your CPAP or BIPAP machine is very important for many reasons. Old and dirty filters makes them less effective and may even contribute to symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose and watery eyes. Filters can easily catch the bacteria in the air to help keep you healthy!
These bacteria particles can infiltrate your respiratory system if the filters are full of dust soiled and dirty. CPAP filters are the components of a CPAP and BiPAP device that prevent a person from inhaling harmful particles that may be present in their sleep environment.
What Is The Role Of A CPAP Filter?
Filters play an important role in protecting CPAP and BiPAP user’s health. These filters allow a person to inhale clean air through the machine, which defends against lung irritation and limits exposure to allergens. A dirty filter will make the machines motor work harder This can cause a reduced airflow and increase the wear and tear on your machine.
CPAP & BiPAP machine draws air from the sleep environment.This room air may contain: pet hair and dander,pollen, dust and dirt,smoke or mold.The filters in the machine are designed to remove these unwanted particles from the air before reaching the CPAP mask. Some filters are even designed to protect users from inhaling bacteria and viruses such as the flu and the common cold.
Disposable or fine filters are designed to capture small particles, such as tobacco smoke. They are usually made with fine mesh paper. As their name suggests, disposable filters must be replaced regularly. They cannot be washed, and over time they become discolored. When this happens, it’s time to change the filter.
Care for disposable filters is straightforward: Change the filter every 30 days or as soon as the paper has become discolored. As with reusable filters, make sure to unplug your CPAP machine before changing the filter.
We suggest you keep a calendar by your CPAP machine and mark the dates you need to replace your CPAP filters. You can also program your machine to remind you when they need to be changed. Remember, the white CPAP filters are disposable and should be replaced monthly or sooner as needed.
What Causes CPAP Filter to Turn Black?
If you never change your CPAP filter, the particles in the air will begin to accumulate on the filter, turning it black. Poor indoor air quality may also be affecting the filter, including airborne particles from cigarette smoke and candles.
How Often Should You Change Filter?
Depending on how often the machine is used, filters generally should be replaced monthly or sooner if you live in a smoking environment or have pets. You can program the machine to flash a reminder on the screen.
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