Reusable Filters Foam Pollen Filters For Dreamstation 2 CPAP Machine (2 Pack)
Foam Pollen Filters, from Philips Respironics, are required for use with all DreamStation CPAP & BiPAP machines. DreamStation machines should never be run without a foam pollen filter in place.
The foam filter works in conjuction with the DreamStation 2 CPAP Machine Disposable Filter to provide maximum filtration from harmful particles. The disposable filters can be purchased seperately on this site.
USAGE: These filters are reusable and should be cleaned after 2 weeks of use or sooner if they appear dirty. They should be replaced every 4-6 months or sooner if they appear damaged. For complete instructions review the documentation that came with your equipment.
NOTE: The white filter material is permanently attached to the blue plastic filter housing. They are not designed to be detached from one another.
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 machines draw room 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.
Regularly cleaning your reusable filter can help it last longer and work as intended. Some reusable filters may have additional or different care instructions, so make sure to review the manufacturer's directions before cleaning your reusable filter.
We suggest you keep a calendar by your CPAP machine and mark the dates you need to clean or replace your CPAP filters. You can also program your machine to remind you when they need to be changed.
What Causes CPAP Filters 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 every 3 months or sooner if you live in a smoking environment or have pets. You can program the machine to flash a remider on the screen.
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