Why It’s Important to Clean Your CPAP

Using a cpap sanitizer to clean the inside of your CPAPDaily regular cleaning of your CPAP machine is important for the prevention of infections or diseases such as pneumonia. Oil, sweat, and dead cells from the skin can grow on your mask over time, and the wet conditions within your CPAP system can become a breeding ground for germs.

That’s why, after the actual system, the CPAP sanitizer could be the most critical aspect of the overall CPAP therapy treatment. With the right sanitizer, you can be assured that your equipment will be new and hygienic every night.

Types of CPAP Cleaners & Sanitizer

CPAP cleaners thoroughly sterilize all of your CPAP products, including mask, headgear, tubes, and water chamber. The right CPAP cleaners utilize activated oxygen and UV rays rather than water to kill 99.9 percent of viruses, bacteria, and molds. The top three most popular CPAP sanitizing machines are SoClean 2, Lumin, and Sleep8. Which of these is right for you?

SoClean 2 CPAP Sanitizing Machine

When you are new to CPAP and disinfecting tools, there is a range of choices available. The three most common ones are SoClean 2, Lumin, and Sleep8. SoClean 2 is an automatic CPAP cleaner and sanitizer that is very popular with consumers. 

Like the first SoClean, it sanitizes and disinfects CPAP components, such as the helmet, tube, and water tank. The best thing is that SoClean 2 is that no water is required to keep your equipment safe. Plus, no disassembly of CPAP is essential.

Troubleshooting CPAP sanitizer machineSoClean 2 uses safe, natural, active oxygen (also known as ozone) to disinfect the appliances. This method will remove up to 99% of pathogens, bacteria, molds, and viruses. Activated oxygen is pushed into the SoClean cleaning chamber, destroying any dangerous organisms connected to the CPAP equipment. The SoClean 2 sanitizer substantially lowers the risk of exposure to radioactive contaminants.

Would it be working? Just place your mask in the chamber of SoClean 2 and turn it on. The convenient cycle lights will show the success of the cleaning cycle. Your equipment will be fully sanitized in 10 minutes. After the loop is complete, stay at least 2 hours before use.

SoClean allows the CPAP equipment to be pre-washed before usage. It also needs $30 new filters every six months. The unit weighs six pounds and measures 7.5″L x 6.5″W x 8.5″H. Every unit comes with a pre-wash tank, a cartridge filter, a control valve assembly, a single-slot plug, and an AC power supply.

Lumin CPAP Mask and Accessories Cleaner

Like SoClean 2, Lumin will not need water or sanitizers to clean up the CPAP devices. Interestingly, rather than activated oxygen, Lumin uses strong ultraviolet light that acts as an effective germicide and kills 99 percent of any virus, mold, or fungi that comes into contact with the CPAP equipment.

It takes just five minutes for the Lumin to conclude its wash cycle. Everything you need to do is quickly wash your mask or water tank, put it in the washing chamber of Lumin, and turn it on by pressing a button. Only a short while later, the Lumin will glow, signaling that the equipment is clean and safe for immediate use. Another significant advantage of Lumin is that it can be applied in cleaning other small household items such as hearing aids, toothbrushes, dentures, or glasses

Sleep8 CPAP Sanitizer

cpap sanitizer machineRelative to SoClean, the Sleep8 sanitizer uses activated oxygen or ozone instead of water to destroy 99% of the mold, fungus, and virus germs that prevent sinus problems and disease. However, since Sleep8 has a shorter profile, the job is done in an hour.

How can that be working? Simply position your mask, heated tubing, headgear, and humidification chamber in the Sleep8 Filter Sanitizing Bag. Click the Start button and Sleep8 will disinfect your device and turn it off automatically. The Sleep8 requires specialized connectors or adapters since it does not attach directly to the CPAP machine

The Sleep8 is compact, portable, battery-powered, and waterless—making it drop into your carry-on bag during your next trip!

This machine has several safety features, like the one-way flapper valve that ensures the ozone is collected inside the Filter Sanitizer Bag and an automatic shut-off that stops the unit from operating when it is not properly attached.

The Sleep8 connects to a USB Charging adapter which takes up to 90 minutes to completely charge. Every fully charged battery provides two full cleaning activities.

Choosing the Right CPAP Cleaning Unit 

Sanitizers are critical instruments for users of CPAP. They shield you from unhygienic particles and pathogens. With the appropriate sanitizer, you can rely more on having a decent night’s sleep than on the cleanliness of your appliances. Try using SoClean, Lumin, or Sleep8 today and enjoy a smoother, more hygienic sleep! Selecting a CPAP machine can look like a maze, especially if you have been diagnosed with Sleep Apnea. Please see our advisory section for more information and you can email Best CPAP Cleaners for one-to-one advice at (855) 275-8951 or [email protected]

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