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3 reasons to replace your CPAP mask parts regularly

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Why is the link taking me directly to ResMeds web site?
With absolutely no info on the topic ...
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I am sorry but it sounds like a marketing ploy to me. Like: If we can just get everybody to get new mask supplies as often as Medicare allows we can increase our sales by 30%.

It also sounds to me like the cause and effect relationship may be just the opposite of what they are touting in the blog.

Just my thoughts.

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Gee, that's scummy, even for someone in the medical mafia.

Basically, they did some sort of survey of frequent replacers vs. non-replacers. They found that the numbers in the replacer group were better for:

  1. Sleep time
  2. Compliance
  3. Marital relations
  4. Happy at job
  5. Happy with physical appearance.
  6. Daytime energy
  7. Pleased with life as a whole
  8. Exercising

Well, DUHHH!!!!

Let's analyze this. I suggest:
  1. People who sleep better with CPAP replace parts more often.
  2. People who use their machine replace parts more often than those who don't.
  3. Happy people are more likely to replace parts and do other health chores than depressed people.
  4. "
  5. Happy and vain people are more likely to replace parts.
  6. Energetic people replace parts more.
  7. Happy people again.
  8. Health conscious people are more likely to replace parts.

Suppose we found that young people replace parts more often than old people? How about rich people vs. poor? Home owners? Those with health insurance? Easy access to a sleep clinic? Happy with your doctor? Arrested? Paraplegics? Dead people?

Replace your CPAP parts more often. It will make you younger, richer, own your own home, give you health insurance, have better doctors, and avoid arrest! If you don't replace your equipment often enough, you could lose a limb or die.
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A "survey" done on behalf of a manufacturer.

Not very credible.

Of course it's in the best interest of ResMed to recommend frequent parts replacement.

More positive cash flow.
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And their reference is, not to a peer reviewed study, but to a survey that Resmed commissioned. No details about the nature of the study or the confidence intervals or what controls were used. Just a vague and probably misleading advertisement.
Ed Seedhouse

I am neither a Doctor, nor any other kind of medical professional.

Actually you know, it is what it isn't.
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They didn't choose to mention the 4th reason for frequently replacing your hardware, their cash flow. This business is full of overpricing crooks that have government protection. Yes Virginia, there really is a medical mafia. Wink
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