SoClean vs. SoClean 2: Choosing the Right Sanitizer for Your CPAP Machine
If it has been determined that you have sleep apnea, your doctor may give you a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine. This device works to increase the air pressure in your throat which prevents your airway from collapsing when you inhale. A CPAP machine can also decrease snoring. This device has a tube to connect the unit to a face mask and sometimes a chin strap to keep it in place while sleeping. It has a small tank of water and a filter, essentially working as a humidifier.
To ensure your CPAP machine stays hygienic, it is recommended to clean it at least once a week. Cleaning the device removes germs and bacteria that can be trapped in the mask, tubes, and water tank. Keeping your machine clean can help to avoid potential health issues, including:
- Mold exposure
- Allergy symptoms
- Bacteria exposure
- Risk of pneumonia
- Risk of sinus infections
- Foul or musty odor
- Equipment breakdown
- Other respiratory issues
To keep your CPAP machine sanitary and prevent infectious diseases, it is essential to keep your equipment clean and dry. However, some common CPAP disinfecting methods simply are not good enough.
One of the most common CPAP Cleaning routines is the traditional soap and water methods. This method has you submerge your CPAP mask, tube, and water resiviour into a sink or tub of hot soapy water, and then manually scrub each item. Once that has been completed you will need to allow all of the pieces of your CPAP gear to air dry. Not only is this method messy and time consuming, but it is not efficient. No matter how hard you try, you could still miss hard to reach areas of your CPAPs mask or tubing. There are simply places that are hard to access by hand. Consider a sanitizing machine for a faster, easier, more effective cleaning solution.
Which Sanitizer is Right For You?
There are many cleaning and sanitizing options available for your CPAP machine. Two of the most effective and popular are SoClean and SoClean 2. There is also a SoClean 2 Go machine which is ideal for travel use. These machines are an easy and fast way to clean your CPAP machine with no water or harsh, messy chemicals. It is much easier to effectively eliminate germs using any of these machines rather than using water, soap or CPAP cleaning wipes. The effectiveness of a CPAP cleaner is especially crucial, particularly if you seem to be getting sick more than usual since beginning CPAP therapy.
“SoClean is a fast, easy way to clean your CPAP machine effectively. It is compatible with all popular CPAP brands and models. It kills 99.9% of germs and bacteria by sanitizing and disinfecting the machine’s mask, reservoir, and hose without any water or harsh chemicals.”
SoClean is a fast, easy way to clean your CPAP machine effectively. It is compatible with all popular CPAP brands and models. It kills 99.9% of germs and bacteria by sanitizing and disinfecting the machine’s mask, reservoir, and hose without any water or harsh chemicals. Since just a single drop of water left in your equipment can create a breeding ground for mold and bacteria, it is essential to find a CPAP cleaner that fully dries your equipment. The SoClean uses ozone, also known as activated oxygen or O3, to sanitize your CPAP equipment. Ozone is an effective way to destroy harmful pathogens, such as influenza, E. coli, staph, and strep.
The SoClean machine is also simple to operate. To clean your machine, you do not need to take any pieces of it apart. You open the lid, place your CPAP mask in the machine, close the lid and walk away. Ozone surrounds the CPAP mask to sanitize the inside and outside of the machine. When the SoClean finishes sanitizing your equipment, it will be thoroughly dry, sanitized, and ready to use.
The compact SoClean 2 Go machine is ideal for travel or for those who spend a lot of time away from home. As the world’s first portable CPAP sanitizing device, it features the same proven sanitizing process as the trusted SoClean CPAP cleaner. It removes up to 99% of germs, mold, bacteria, and viruses from your CPAP machine. Similar to the SoClean and SoClean 2, the SoClean 2 Go uses no water to clean your equipment but instead, uses ozone to clean harmful particles. Plus, there is no CPAP machine disassembly required. You simply place your mask in the cleaning chamber and turn it on. Your mask and headgear remain dry during the sanitizing cycle. The cleaning cycle’s progress is shown, and in ten minutes, your CPAP machine will be thoroughly sanitized and ready for use.
Sanitizing machines are essential devices for CPAP users. SoClean and SoClean 2 are easier ways to keep your equipment clean and sanitized. When your CPAP machine is clean, you can focus on getting a good night’s sleep and stay protected from unhealthy particles and germs.
BestCPAPCleaner.com and Your CPAP Cleaner
Here at Best CPAP Cleaner, we offer a wide variety of CPAP cleaning devices. Among the SoClean line, we also have the Lumin brand sanitizers, and the VirtuCLEAN line of disinfectors as well.
Some of these units are like the SoClean machines which utilize Ozone as discussed above, while other devices use the germicidal properties of ultraviolet light. Each of these cleaning processes has its merits. Both procedures are well known in the food industry, scientific community, and medical environments for being effective sanitization techniques.
If after doing your research or checking out our blog, you are still unsure of which CPAP cleaning machine is best for you and your needs, please reach out to us. Our team is comprised of specialists who are very knowledgeable about these devices and the CPAPs with which they are compatible. We would be glad to answer any questions and walk you through the process of comparing each unit and their cleaning process.