CPAP therapy is an effective treatment, prescribed by a doctor, for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Depending on what your doctor prescribes, your CPAP machine will be equipped with a nasal mask or full face mask that delivers a precise amount of pressurized air through your nose and/or mouth to keep your airways open while you sleep. People with sleep apnea often stop breathing while sleeping because the airway closes and no wind can get to the lungs. Sleep apnea is a very serious medical condition. Fortunately, breathing-related sleep disorders can be treated with a CPAP or BiPAP machine.
Unfortunately, if your sleep machine is not maintained properly and cleaned regularly, you will not get optimal results from your treatment. Most CPAP equipment should be cleaned every 2 weeks, sometimes more often. Disposable filters, tubing, nasal cushions, the CPAP mask, and the water reservoir all need to be cleaned or replaced according to your CPAP maintenance schedule.
To make sure your CPAP equipment is sanitized properly, a company called BetterRest created the SoClean CPAP Cleaner. This CPAP cleaning machine kills 99.9% of germs including bacteria, viruses, and mold that you might increase your risk of illness and interrupt your sleep apnea treatment. It is an all-in-one machine that sterilizes without water or chemicals, and it can be used with all of the most popular CPAP machines.
SoClean is an easy to use, automated cleaning system. Simply put your CPAP gear in the SoClean machine and close the lid. With a touch of a button, the machine will clean and sterilize your mask, tubing, and water reservoir.