How to Clean and Maintain Your CPAP Machine

Are you confused on how to keep your CPAP clean, and when to reorder supplies? Watch as we go undercover through a CPAP machine!

Do you or someone you know suffer from sleep problems? If so, you are encouraged to attend this support group meeting on Monday, April 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Parrish Healthcare Center at Port St. John, 5005 Port St. John Parkway (east of the I-95 Port St. John exit). The meetings are held in the Conference Center by the south entrance (near the sleep lab). This is a free community service.  At every A.W.A.K.E. Support Group meeting you will have the opportunity to see newer model CPAP machines and masks.

Join us for an interactive and entertaining program! Both new and experienced CPAP users alike may be confused about the best way to clean and maintain their PAP equipment. CPAP machines often have hard-to-find filters that can be easy to forget, and CPAP masks generally have very delicate cushions and components that require specific cleaning techniques. We’ll offer some general tips and little-known facts about CPAP maintenance.

Free sleep evaluations are done by a registered technologist. One of the most common signs of obstructive sleep apnea is loud and chronic (ongoing) snoring. Sleep apnea can result in depression, diabetes and morning headaches. Sleep apnea also contributes to high blood pressure, which an estimated 50 percent of sleep apnea patients have. The greatest risk from this sleep disorder, however, is stroke or heart attack.

Everyone (you, someone you know or anyone with a sleep partner) who suffers from the sleep apnea warning signs mentioned above should take these symptoms seriously.

Please call 321-268-6408 to register>>

About Parrish Sleep Disorders Center of Port St. John
Parrish Sleep Disorders Center of Port St. John is a four-bed sleep center where studies are done seven days/nights a week. Diagnostic testing is done for sleep apnea, narcolepsy, REM behavior disorder, maintenance of wakefulness, and nocturnal seizures. Shift-work sleep studies are done during the day. Continuous follow-up care for Sleep Apnea is also done for patients with CPAP machines.