With sleep apnea on the rise in the United States, more Americans than ever rely on CPAP machines to help them get a good night’s sleep. If you use a CPAP machine, it is critical that you take proper care of your equipment by cleaning it regularly to ensure that it remains functional and safe to use – plus it will really help to extend the life of your supplies.
If you don’t clean your CPAP machine properly, dirt and grime that are left behind from your skin can create a breeding ground for bacteria, which can leave you at risk of getting a respiratory infection.
If you find cleaning your CPAP equipment by hand every day to be a tedious slog, then you may want to consider investing in a CPAP cleaner such as our personal favorite, the SoClean CPAP sanitizer. If you have yet to invest in a CPAP sanitizer, here are just a few of the reasons you should consider doing so.
CPAP Sanitizers are Foolproof
Not only is washing CPAP equipment by hand a hassle, but if you do it wrong you may not remove harmful bacteria, and you could even damage your equipment.
The SoClean Cleaner and Sanitizer has been proven to be safe for CPAP equipment, and it is highly effective at removing harmful bacteria, viruses, and mold. In fact, SoClean is reported to effectively remove up to 99.9% of bacteria and other harmful contaminants from CPAP equipment, allowing it to clean your CPAP supplies more effectively than traditional cleaning methods.
SoClean uses activated oxygen to clean not just your mask and hose, but it will also clean your machine’s reservoir, ensuring that every nook and cranny is cleaned and sanitized. In fact, it’s so effective at removing any little tribbles (for you Star Trek fans reading), that Captain Kirk himself was named the SoClean ambassador after his struggle with keeping his CPAP supplies clean.
CPAP Sanitizers are Easy
Not only is SoClean effective, but it is also extremely easy to use.
While many people neglect to clean their CPAP equipment every day (because, let’s face it, it’s kind of a pain in the neck) cleaning your equipment has never been easier with SoClean.
With SoClean there is no need to detach any equipment or dump the water; simply place your mask in the SoClean chamber and turn it on. SoClean will effectively clean your entire CPAP machine in 5-7 minutes automatically. This means no more struggling with hoses, water, and messy cleaners, and air-drying. SoClean gives you the peace-of-mind of having clean CPAP equipment without the mess — or hassle.
CPAP Sanitizers Eliminate Need for Air-Drying
One of the biggest problems with traditional CPAP cleaning methods is that you can end up with moisture left in your equipment. If even a single drop of water is left behind in your hose or mask, this can create a breeding ground for mold and bacteria.
This is where CPAP sanitizers like SoClean are helpful. You don’t have to worry about it leaving moisture in your equipment because no water is used during the cleaning cycle. This helps to ensure that your equipment does not put your health at risk, as mold and bacteria growth in your CPAP equipment can leave you susceptible to sinus infections and pneumonia.
CPAP Sanitizers are Compatible with Most CPAP Machines
While different CPAP cleaning supplies are compatible with different machines, you likely won’t have to worry about compatibility with SoClean. SoClean is compatible with almost every CPAP machine, and many machines that may not seem compatible can be used with the right adapter.
However, it is important that you make sure that a CPAP cleaner is compatible with your equipment before you buy it so that you do not have to go through the hassle of returning it.
By delivering Ozone into a sealed container, the SoClean CPAP Cleaner and Sanitizer is able to effectively clean your CPAP equipment without the mess and hassle involved in traditional cleaning methods. With its automated cleaning process, it will be easier than ever to keep your CPAP equipment safe and clean. Feel free to contact us anytime (yes, even in the middle of the night, although we might not get back to you until the morning!) to learn more about the benefits of using a CPAP sanitizer.