The manufacturers and the insurance companies disagree on how long a pair of pillows should last. As I recall, some of the manufacturers say that you should replace the pillows every 2 weeks and others say you should replace them once a month. But many insurance companies claim a pair of pillows should last 3 months. How often is your insurance company willing to pay for pillows? Or are you just buying them out-of-pocket?lynninnj wrote: ↑Tue Sep 20, 2022 4:17 pmDoes anyone know if the lanolin can actually soften the silicone in the long run?
I am wondering if the ise of lanolin is softening the actual structure. I am on my 3rd cushion in about a month. I still have the old ones to revisit since they only got used about 10 days but wondering if lanolin is actually damaging.
I've never heard of anybody claiming that lanolin has damaged the silicone in the pillows. (Vaseline, however, is known to cause problems as I recall.)
Back when I was a newbie 3 months on one pair of pillows seemed like forever, and they never seemed to last that long.
I eventually, however, finally managed to get a large stash saved up by trading folks my large and medium and x-small pillows for their small pillows. (Yeah, that was a thing way back when and there was a thread here at cpaptalk that put people with excess pillows and mask cushions in touch with people looking for pillows and mask cushions.) Once I got a stockpile, I was able to start swapping pillows out every few nights rather than using the same pair night after night and that seemed to increase the life of the pillows quite a bit.
Now? I'm almost ashamed to admit it, but I've gotten excessively lax about cleaning my equipment and replacing the parts. I did toss a couple of pairs of badly worn out pillows in the trash a month or so ago after we got back from a long European trip.