Hi and Welcome @barb2025 ,
I’ll share my experience with CPAP- it was great to finally get decent sleep! I got a machine recommended by the sleep center and was covered by my insurance. A durable medical equipment company supplied tubes, masks, filters etc. To my knowledge it is not recommended to clean the hoses in the dishwasher. It’s fairly easy to clean them- soaking in water, vinegar and dishwashing liquid and air dry. I used nasal CPAP with soft “pillows “ , suits the way I slept. My husband uses face mask, covering nose and mouth.
Do you see a specialist in sleep medicine and pulmonology? If you don’t mind I would like to hear from you when you are getting set up.
Are there other Connect members that can share experiences and information?