Why Cleaning Your CPAP is Important
You use your CPAP for eight hours per night. Room air goes in to the machine, filter, tube, mask and nose. Then exhaled air goes back into the mask, tube, and machine. Your CPAP machine works hard to send a constant flow of air pressure into your airways. Over time dust, allergens, germs, viruses, and other harmful pathogens can collect. Then as moisture and humidity collect, the inside of your CPAP supplies turn into the perfect breeding ground for mold and bacteria.
The potential risks with unclean equipment could also be direct exposure to bacteria, viruses, and molds. This may raise the possibility of nasty colds, sinus infections, and even pneumonia.
Not only does keeping your CPAP clean help you get sick less often, but it allows you to fully benefit from your treatment. Best of all, it can help you save money because keeping your equipment clean helps it last longer so you won’t need to replace parts as often.
How To Clean Your CPAP equipment?
Soap and Water
The old method of disassembling the mask and hose and cleaning it with soap and water can, in fact, be time consuming and inconvenient. If it’s not performed with extreme attention to detail, it can also be ineffective, since hard-to-reach surfaces in the humidifiers, masks, and hoses may be potential breeding grounds for bacteria. Another consideration that makes this method suboptimal is that the very means of cleaning — tap water — can be a potential source of germs.
Though cleaning CPAP equipment with specially designed wipes may seem, at first glance, more convenient for users, it actually may be more dangerous than beneficial. However, wipes cannot clean inside the hose, and when researchers looked at this method just a few years ago, they found that rather than eliminate pathogens, the wipes — though formulated expressly for the purpose of cleaning CPAP equipment — tended to just transfer bacteria from one surface to another.
Vinegar and water
Similar to the soap-and-water method, this way of cleaning requires users to, first, disassemble their CPAP. Then the equipment must be soaked for at least 20 minutes, rinsed thoroughly and, finally, allowed to dry completely. So, for CPAP patients who choose this method — which in itself is a time-consuming process — there is the chance of introducing bacteria to the equipment at multiple points.
Because it doesn’t introduce moisture into the equipment, this method is an improvement over soap and water. But some studies have shown that the light may not reach shadowed parts of the mask and hose, and thus it potentially leaves bacteria and germs intact in those areas where the light may not get to. Also, UV light will not kill bacteria in the hose, the inside of the machine or the water in the reservoir.
Used in cleaners like PrimeClean, activated oxygen (ozone) has been shown to have multiple benefits over other ways of cleaning the CPAP. A naturally occurring gas, ozone is extremely safe when it is used properly. It has been used to purify water since the 1800s. Today, it’s the method that hospitals, food handlers and the hotel industry use for sanitizing, as it’s been proven to kill virtually all known forms of bacteria in air and water. As a CPAP Cleaner, PrimeClean effectively eliminates harmful things, without introducing moisture that could then become a breeding ground for more germs. PrimeClean is designed to safely use ozone, rather than sending it directly out into the room.
Clean Should Be Simple
Now, with the PrimeClean,a water less PAP cleaning alternative, you can properly disinfect their CPAP/Bi-Level device and equipment! To use this device, simply plug in your CPAP/Bi-Level to the PrimeClean, turn the PrimeClean on, and walk away. The PrimeClean will automatically clean your CPAP devices using Ozone, also known as activated oxygen, in only 30 minutes.
The PrimeClean takes the daily hassle out of cleaning your CPAP equipment, you simply press the only button on the device and walk away. In a half an hour your equipment is cleaned at an efficacy rate, it doesn’t get any easier than that! Virtually can’t get any easier, just connect it in and walk away! Rest assured that keep cleanliness of your CPAP mask and hose .
On travel and sleep outside your home ?
No Worries, the portable PrimeClean runs on a rechargeable lithium ion battery makes it Deluxe Home and Travel System. Each charge should give you no less than 4 full cleaning cycles before requiring recharging. Recharging is easy through any USB port or through an AC outlet using the provided USB adapter.
Does PrimeClean™ Compatible with my CPAP?
Yes, unlike other cpap cleaner brands ask you paying extra $10- $15 for one adapter. PrimeClean supplys All in 1 adapter included in the package makes it suitable for most CPAP machines on the market. PrimeClean CPAP Cleaner is Compatible With Most Brands:
- Automatic Cleaning
- Clean your CPAP equipment in only 30 minutes!
- Requires no soap, water, or cleaning solutions
- Small and portable, weighing only 8 ounces
- Ultra quiet
- Uses Ozone (activated oxygen) to disinfect
- 10 year Battery life
- Charging time only 2 hours
- Requires no maintenance
- 12 month warranty
Included in the box
- PrimeClean® Machine;
- PrimeClean Sanitizing Bag;
- User Manual;
- USB Charger Cable;
- Power Plug;
- Adapter & Connector