CPAP therapy involves the use of a range of items to provide positive airway pressure to the use. A CPAP machine consists of the CPAP compressor unit itself, filters, flexible hoses and a face mask, all working effectively to ensure that the patients airway is kept open during the hours of sleep. Any faults in the equipment can result in inefficient administration of the air supply, or even worse, the unit failing altogether. As sleep apnea can be a serious medical condition for some people, the piece of mind that is afforded through reliable equipment is invaluable. CPAP Supplies Many people just head down to their local pharmacy to pick up the supplies, and this can be a good solution. But the nature of CPAP therapy means that there is an ongoing commitment to supplies, and the local store can be a lot more expensive than some of the other available outlets. Many people don't consider the option of buying in bulk. You are aware that you will need extra filters, mask inserts and cleaning items, but the majority of users buy these items on small scale, or only after something has started to fail. This is not the ideal way to shop if you are looking to save some cash. Many of the online stores will offer you the ability to bulk buy and save money. Many offer free shipping, and some even offer a subscription membership that allows you to buy your supplies throughout the year and make considerable savings. I always find that the end of the summer is a really good time to get all the CPAP equipment out, inspect it, and replace what needs renewing. Also, work out what you are likely to need over the forthcoming year. Make a list, head online, and see what deals you can get. Almost all the internet stores offer free telephone support, email support, with some offering Live Chat too.