Obstructive sleep apnea is one of the most common health-related issues in the world and it cannot be cured. There are over 18 million people in the United States only that suffer from this condition. The only treatment is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure commonly known as CPAP. This is a machine that offers stable pressure to your airways and prevents them from collapsing. If you use the machine, you will also have to use CPAP Ozone Disinfector or a similar medium to make sure your machine is clean at all times. There are multiple options.
Options You can Use
When it comes to cleaning your CPAP machine, you need to remember one thing. It is mandatory. If you do not clean it, bacteria and germs will multiple and you will end up with a problematic treatment and you can experience various symptoms and issues. As a matter of fact, you need to clean your machine 3-6 times per week! There are 3 main options here.
· Soap and water
This is the cheapest and the most common method you can use. However, it isn’t the best. As you may know already, you will have to use soap and water to clean the hose and the mas. The process is extremely simple but very time-consuming. On average, you will need at least 2 hours to properly clean.
This method isn’t approved nor promoted by the FDA. The biggest concern is in the fact you may not clean the machine elements properly. If bacteria survive the process, you will end up with old symptoms and you can develop allergies.
The second issue is the soap you use. You may end up with a machine that smells funny or has a smell that you may be unable to tolerate.
· UV cleaners
UV cleaners may look the most appealing,but they are not that. First and foremost, they are unable to clean the hose and the mask properly. Some bacteria will survive which brings the question,why use them at all? Then we can see the fact that UV cleaners may be unable to reach all the areas which simply makes things even worse.
Some products of this kind are very expensive considering the fact they have UV light LED only and nothing more.They are easy to use, but they are not as effective as we would like, period.
· Ozone cleaners
Yes, ozone should not come in touch with your body. This is the biggest concern here and the issue that may occur with old models. However, new ozone cleaners such as Prime Clean eliminate this risk. First of all, they do not send ozone through the CPAP machine. The ozone will be converted in the oxygen once the process is done so there is no risk of any kind. They are actually an extremely safe option and the one we highly recommend.
The success rate of cleaning is above 99.99%. Ozone will kill all the bacteria and germs and the best part is the fact it will reach all of them, regardless of the hose or the mask complexity. They also do all of this without a need you to control each step or anything similar. Basically, you will leave the ozone cleaner with the hose and mask, it will do its job and you will wait for the ozone to be converted to oxygen. You get 100% clean mask and hose and the risk of bacteria is 0.01%.