Your CPAP or BiPAP Machine
Congratulations! You have shown commitment to your own health by constant
and proper use of your continuous positive air pressure (CPAP) or bi-level positive
air pressure (BiPAP) machine. By doing so, you should be feeling better rested.
You have also decreased your risk for heart attack, stroke, and high blood pressure.
When should I return to Wisconsin
While regularly scheduled follow up
appointments here at Wisconsin Sleep
are not needed at this time, we want
you to know when you should return
to see us. If you have any of these
symptoms or events, please make an
appointment to see us again.
1. A weight change (gain or loss)
of more than 10% of your
2. Return of snoring while you are
using CPAP or BiPAP
3. If heart problems arise, mainly
congestive heart failure (CHF)
or atrial fibrillation (AF).
4. If you have a stroke, mini-
stroke, or transient ischemic
5. If you notice the same kind of
symptoms you had before you
started on treatment for sleep
How do I keep my equipment in
good working order?
We strongly suggest that you:
1. Replace your mask or nasal
pillows as needed. Complete
interface (including headgear)
can be replaced every six
months and the cushion can be
replaced every month if needed.
2. Wash your mask, nasal pillows,
and humidifier once a week
3. Replace or clean the filter on
your machine monthly.
4. Replace the hoses if you find
leaks or the connectors no
longer work well.
Who do I contact about equipment
You can contact your home health
care company for any supplies you
need. They are your best, first contact
for any questions or concerns about
Your health care team may have given you this information as part of your care. If so, please use it and call if you
have any questions. If this information was not given to you as part of your care, please check with your doctor. This
is not medical advice. This is not to be used for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. Because each
person’s health needs are different, you should talk with your doctor or others on your health care team when using
this information. If you have an emergency, please call 911. Copyright 7/2016. University of Wisconsin Hospitals
and Clinics Authority. All rights reserved. Produced by the Department of Nursing. HF#7066.