When to replace your sleep therapy equipment.

Worn out equipment can lessen the effectiveness of your treatment. See when to replace it.

When should I replace my sleep therapy components?

Replacing your equipment before it gets worn out is an important part of your sleep therapy routine. For specific products, please check the product details in the equipment choices section.

Signs that you should replace your mask or mask parts

It has leaks caused by seal deterioration in the mask

Facial oils deteriorate the sealing effect of cushions over time, even with proper hygiene. Don't tighten the headgear when you feel leaks. Over-tightening causes discomfort and pressure points, and can lead to additional leaks.

Your mask doesn’t fit properly

A mask that doesn’t fit can cause you to readjust your mask continually and/or over-tighten the headgear, which reduces how long it can work effectively. Contact your provider to get re-fitted.

It’s damaged by improper cleaning

Use only mild, soapy water. Don’t use soaps with moisturizers or perfumes. Learn more about mask care

It has signs of aging or damage

These can be leakage issues, cushions that lose shape, and/or components or cushions that become cracked or torn.

Will my insurance cover new components?

The table below shows the frequency that Medicare will cover replacement parts. Please check with your healthcare insurance provider for their allowances. If a component appears to be worn out, you may want to consider replacing it even if it’s not covered by your insurance. Worn out components can reduce the effectiveness of your sleep therapy.

When to replace your Philips sleep therapy components*

Component Suggested Schedule Medicare Frequency
Nasal cushion Monthly 2 per month
Pillows cushion Monthly 2 per month
Full-face cushion Monthly 1 per month
Filter, fine disposable Monthly 2 per month
Filter, gross particle foam Monthly 1 per 6 months
Mask Every 3 months 1 per 3 months
Tubing Every 3 months 1 per 3 months
Headgear Every 6 months 1 per 6 months
Chinstrap Every 6 months 1 per 6 months
Therapy device Every 5 years 1 per 5 years
* It is recommended to check with your insurance provider to learn your covered replacement schedule.

How do I replace my sleep therapy equipment?

Contact your homecare provider for equipment replacement questions. They can help with insurance forms and replacement parts.