Regular daily cleaning of your CPAP device is essential for preventing infection or illnesses such as pneumonia. Oil, sweat, and dead skin can accumulate on your mask over time, and the moist conditions inside your CPAP device can become a breeding ground for germs. A study by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School found a bacterium count of over 2000 in CPAP masks in just 48 hours.
That’s why, next to the actual device itself, the CPAP sanitizer might be one of the crucial parts of your overall CPAP therapy regime. With the correct sanitizer, you can rest assured that your equipment will be fresh and hygienic each night.
Forms of CPAP Cleaners & Sanitizer
CPAP cleaners entirely sanitize all your CPAP accessories comprising masks, headgear, tubing, and the water chamber. The best CPAP cleaners use activated oxygen and ultraviolet light rather than water to kill 99.9% of bacteria, viruses, and mold. The three most common CPAP sanitizer machines are the SoClean 2, Lumin, and Sleep8. Which one is correct for you?
SoClean 2 CPAP Sanitizing Device
If you are new to CPAP and sanitizing apparatus, there are many choices available. The three most common are the SoClean 2, and the Lumin. The SoClean 2 is an automated CPAP equipment cleaner and sanitizer that is common with our customers. Like the original SoClean, it sanitizes and disinfects CPAP accessories—like your mask, hose, and water reservoir. The best part is that the SoClean 2 is that no water is needed, so your equipment stays dry. Plus, there is no CPAP disassembly needed.
The SoClean 2 uses safe, natural, activated oxygen to sanitize the machine. This method is capable of killing up to 99% of germs, bacteria, mold, and viruses. The activated oxygen is pumped into the SoClean 2’s cleaning chamber, holding your CPAP equipment, killing off any dangerous organisms clinging onto your headgear. The help SoClean 2 sanitizer considerably reduces your risk of infection from harmful contaminants.
How does it work? Just place your mask in the SoClean 2’s chamber and turn it on. The helpful cycle lights will indicate the progress of the cleaning period. In 10 minutes, your machine will be fully sanitized. After a cycle is complete, wait at least 2 hours before use.
The SoClean needs the CPAP equipment to be pre-washed before use. It also needs replacement filters at $30 every six months. The device weighs 6 pounds and measures 7.5” L x 6.5” W x 8.5” H. Each device comes with a pre-wash bottle, cartridge filters, check valve assembly, one-slot plug-in, and ac power adapter.
Lumin CPAP Mask and Accessories Cleaner
Like the SoClean 2, the Lumin CPAP Cleaner does not utilize water or disinfectants to clean your CPAP equipment. Nevertheless, instead of activated oxygen, the Lumin Cpap utilizes a high-powered ultraviolet light, which works as an efficient disinfectant and destroys 99% of any bacteria, mold, or fungus in contact with your CPAP machine.
The Lumin CPAP cleaner takes only five minutes to complete its clean cycle. It merely necessitates you to quickly wipe down your mask or water reservoir, place it into the Lumin’s cleaning chamber, and turn it on with a press of a button. Just a short time later, the Lumin Cpap cleaner will chime, signifying that your equipment is clean and ready for immediate use. Another great feature of the Lumin Cpap cleaner is that it can be used to disinfect other small household items—like your toothbrush, hearing aids, dentures or glasses.
The Lumin CPAP Cleaner and sanitizer does not need any replacement parts or ongoing maintenance. The ultraviolet bulb can be changed but is intended to last the lifetime of the Lumin. The device weighs 5.5 pounds and measures 12.25” L x 8.5”.
Selecting the Right CPAP Cleaning Machine
Sanitizers are essential devices for CPAP users. They protect you from harmful particles and pathogens. With the correct sanitizer, you can focus more on getting a good night’s sleep instead of worrying about your equipment’s cleanliness. Consider trying the SoClean 2 or Lumin Cpap Cleaner today and begin enjoying a healthier, more hygienic sleep!