What you need to know about Coronavirus (Covid-19) and Your CPAP.
At CPAP Store USA, the health and safety of our customers and employees are our top priority. We are closely monitoring the Coronavirus updates and following the recommendations provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as the World Health Organization (WHO). We encourage you to visit these sites for additional COVID-19 resource pages.
Use of CPAP Cleaners and Sanitizer to Disinfect Your CPAP and Kill Viruses
Disinfecting your CPAP daily is vital to staying healthy, especially considering the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak (source). CPAP Cleaners and Sanitizers can ensure that your equipment is thoroughly sanitized every night.
- Multiple studies have proven that 99% of viruses of similar structure to COVID-19 are destroyed or damaged by just 30 seconds of exposure to ozone (source).
- Ozone and Ultraviolet Light Sanitizers kill over 99% of harmful bacteria and viruses in your CPAP and CPAP supplies for a healthier and more restful sleep
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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and CPAP FAQ’s
We wanted to share some FAQ’s and a few CPAP strategies that will be helpful in navigating the coronavirus.
A CPAP machine is an effective therapy device for treating sleep apnea. CPAP use doesn’t prevent you from contracting COVID-19. Please refer to your national healthcare authority or your medical professional for more information about COVID-19 and its contamination prevention..
CPAP devices are designed to provide only PAP (positive airway pressure) and would require significant rework in order to function as a ventilator. ResMed AirCurve 10 bilevel devices, which look like our CPAP devices, can provide support to some COVID-19 patients. If you or someone you know is having difficulty breathing or other respiratory issues, please contact your doctor or healthcare provider immediately.
Coronavirus doesn’t change your sleep apnea diagnosis – or your need to continue using CPAP therapy. You should continue to use your CPAP machine because a full night’s sleep benefits your overall health. If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, you need to follow the medical advice from your healthcare provider.
You are not at higher risk of catching COVID-19 if you use a CPAP device. Please ask your medical professional for more specific information on your concern.
As stated in our clinical and user guides, *optimal* humidifier performance requires distilled water. That’s because most or all of its minerals have been removed, preventing mineral buildup in the humidifier tub. That said, tap or bottled water may also be used. It will not harm the device or pose a risk to patients. It will, however, require more rigorous humidifier cleaning to prevent excess mineral buildup in the tub.