If I have symptoms of COVID-19, should I continue using my CPAP?

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should follow the guidance of the Government of Canada and check with your physician before stopping any medical treatment, including CPAP. If possible, you should sleep in a separate room from others. You can continue to use CPAP while you sleep alone. Be sure to follow these steps for routine CPAP care:

  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before and after handling the CPAP device, mask, tubing and filters.
  • Clean your CPAP equipment according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Change filters and accessories as directed in your CPAP user guide.
  • Avoid letting anyone smoke in your home, especially around the CPAP machine.
  • Keep pets away from your CPAP machine.
  • Use distilled water in your humidifier to keep the tub clean.

After you are free from COVID-19, replace your CPAP filters and disposable accessories.

DISCLAIMER: Careica Health encourages you to follow the advice put out by the Government of Canada regarding COVID-19. The information above is for educational use only. Careica Health is unable to provide specific medical advice regarding COVID-19.

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