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How SoClean 2 Benefits Your Health

If you use a CPAP machine, you know the hassle of cleaning these devices. It is a chore that is often put off until the last minute. After all, it can be a tiring and time-consuming process. But, failure to clean your device often exposes you to a high risk of developing an infection.

SoClean 2 is an easy solution. It is an automatic CPAP disinfection machine that requires no disassembling or use of chemicals. But, it costs a few hundred dollars, so it might make you think if it is worth it. One common question that comes to mind is: Are there more affordable alternatives that can do the same job? So let's see what makes it a worthwhile investment. 

Why should you use a high-quality disinfection machine for cleaning CPAP systems?

Cleaning your machine is very important. If you don't sanitize your CPAP machine regularly, then you're going to see a lot of mold and mildew in it. That can cause serious health problems, including dry eyes, nosebleeds, headaches, and even infections in your lungs. 

Using a low-quality automatic disinfectant to clean your device is not a good idea. Some of the cheap alternatives can damage the plastic or rubber parts of your sleep apnea machine. The more significant risk is their inability to clean your device correctly. 

As you know, CPAP is a machine that you plug into your nose, and that pumps air into your lungs to help you breathe. So negligence in cleaning such a sensitive device can be severely detrimental to your health. 

What makes SoClean 2 better than its alternatives?

When it comes to medical equipment, neglecting the quality factor is a considerable risk. Here are some factors that make this automatic disinfectant a better choice. 

Design

The most compact and portable device for people who have limited space. Its shape and design make the process of cleaning your CPAP machine super easy. There's a digital display that tells you what stage of the cleaning process you're in, and it also lets you know when the cleaning cycle is complete. 

Quieter and smaller

Some people are very particular about the noises they hear at night. The automatic disinfectant machine is sleek and minimalist that fits in with the decor of any bedroom. But it's also quiet so that it won't wake you up at night. Plus, It's small enough to fit on a nightstand. 

Easy to use

Easy to install and use automatic cleaner. It uses a timer to control the amount of time your CPAP machine is cleaning. You can program the timer to turn it on and off at specific times and not worry about setting it up every time. It's also great because the display is easy to read, and the buttons and settings are all very intuitive. You can sanitize your mask, humidifier chamber, and tubing all at the same time. You can set the device to clean and go on about your daily chores. Rest assured your device will be as clean as it can be. 

Faster and effective

It reduces the amount of time it takes for cleaning and sanitizing your sleep apnea machine. You can get rid of 99.9% of germs in under 12 minutes max. That saves you time and helps reduce the risk of CPAP-related infections. It uses activated oxygen to remove all condensation from your mask, tubing, and reservoir. Also, it has a more efficient filter, which traps more particles than other automatic disinfection machines. 

Safer

No chemicals are in use to clean your device. It sanitizes your machine by creating an ozone layer around its components. Ozone is a natural disinfectant that removes particles that aid bacteria growth. For this reason, it is considered to be the safest device to use. This cleaner's frequent use can help you protect yourself from severe respiratory problems uncleaned CPAP machines can cause. It uses the same procedure to clean your device, which is the standard practice in hospitals worldwide. 

How does it work?

Using activated oxygen removes dirt and dries your sleep apnea equipment components like a pro. 

Activated oxygen, a.k.a ozone, is a chemical molecule that consists of three oxygen atoms. This molecule has many uses in various industries, but it finds the most common use in drinking water purification. 

Unlike oxygen with two atoms, the third atom in ozone does all the work. It attaches itself to any harmful microorganisms or dirt particles present inside the machine and removes them without requiring disassembly or water. 

Keep in mind that it is not the same ozone as the one at the earth's surface. Thus the harmful effects of activated oxygen at the surface level won't be present in your CPAP machine. Also, ozone gas is essential for disinfecting devices. 

Its cleaning process in three easy steps: 

  • The device begins by using ozone molecules that run through your sleep apnea equipment for cleaning. 
  • Then it uses a unique mechanism to convert the ozone back into an oxygen molecule. 
  • Lastly, it releases the gas into the surrounding air, which is entirely safe for you and the environment.

In case you notice a strange smell in your nasal cannulas and masks after the first use, don't be alarmed. It is a natural byproduct of activated oxygen mixed with the scent of other materials you may have used before for cleaning and reduces over time. 

Some safety instructions

  • Never use a power strip or an extension cord with your CPAP machine. These devices consume a great deal of energy, so the outlet they're plugged into should be free of any other electrical appliances. 
  • Do not try to put your mask in the cleaning device forcefully. It is compatible with most, but if you are using one bigger than its sanitizing bag, which is 10.7x10.5 inches, it won't fit. 
  • Changing its filter and check valve every six months is critical. They are available for purchase as a SoClean replacement cartridge kit. For your convenience, the device will tell you when it is time to change these components. 
  • Keep both devices - the cleaner and your OSA machine on the same level to prevent airflow blockages. 
  • Do not use scents to remove the odor from your mask after cleaning. Running the cleaning cycle for 11 minutes can help you get rid of the smell. Also, let your OSA device run for 5 - 10 minutes before using it. A pre-wash is also available that you can use on your machine parts before putting it in for cleaning. 
  • If the cleaner cannot detect the hose, use an acrylic sleeve if your CPAP hose needs thickening or check if the side slot plug is in its place. 
  • Always make sure to close the lid properly before starting the cleaning process. 
  • If any of the equipment that goes into the cleaning unit contains nylon or rubber, they will break by being exposed to activated oxygen. Manufacturers do not use these materials to make OSA equipment for this very reason. But in case you are not sure, check with your CPAP machine supplier. 

Health benefits 

  • Great for users with pre-existing breathing conditions.

If you are asthmatic or suffer from allergies, this device can help you keep your OSA equipment clean from bacteria and allergens that can worsen your condition. 

  • Help prevent chronic diseases.

While continuous positive airway pressure is proven to be effective in treating sleep apnea, it can also put you at risk for a host of health issues. If your device isn't cleaned regularly and carefully, you'll be exposed to bacteria built up from dead skin, dust, and old water tanks. These can lead to infections in the upper respiratory tract, chronic lung disease, and even cardiovascular disease. 

  • Cleanest air to breathe.

By removing 99.9% of bacteria, mold, and viruses from your OSA equipment, this cleaner has become the most hygienic and practical device available on the market. Plus, it saves you more time than other cleaning methods. Also, protects you against colds and infections. Using this device is the best way to ensure you breathe clean air. And do not expose yourself to unnecessary health risks. 

Other benefits of using the SoClean 2 cleaner

  • Compatibility 

You can easily attach the cleaner to most CPAP machines. It comes with an adapter that you can add to your order, if not already integrated, without any additional charge. 

  • Value for money

It's swift to set up, as well as simple to use every day. All you have to do is add your equipment and shut the lid: the cleaner does the job by itself. Many OSA machine users agree they did not clean their devices as much as they should have — thanks to this automatic cleaner, they can now stick to a rigorous cleaning routine without fail. 

Step-by-step instructions to set up your automatic disinfection machine

Step 1. Take the unit out of the box and place it next to your CPAP machine. 

Step 2. Use the pre-wash that comes with the cleaner to neutralize your mask and hose. Doing so will help you get rid of fragrances from previously used cleaning materials. 

Step 3. Link your OSA device with the cleaner using the injection fitting provided. To do so, you need to remove the central hose from your humidifier. Then insert the injection fitting in its place, which also looks like a hose. Simply put, you need to replace your central hose with the hose that comes with the cleaner. 

Note: For CPAP machines with humidifiers, you need to insert the slimmer hose coming out of the cleaner's injection fitting inside the humidifier till it reaches the bottom. For devices without it, remove that thin, short-length hose from the injection fitting, and then attach the cleaner's hose to your device. 

Step 4. Attach your central CPAP hose to the other end of the cleaner's fitting connected to your machine. 

Note: If you are using a heated hose, you'll need to get a special adapter to use this cleaner. 

Step 5. Use the AC adapter provided to power your cleaning device with a wall outlet. 

Step 6. Switch on the device. Set the clock using the button with a clock icon, and then use the buttons with '+' and '-' icons to adjust the time. Then click the clock icon button again to save settings and return to the home screen. 

Step 7. Then use the button with the hourglass icon to set the cleaning run time. You can set the duration anywhere from 1 to 12 minutes using the +/- buttons. (5 - 10 mins is recommended) 

Step 8. Press the hourglass button again to set the daily start cleaning time. And as always, use the +/- buttons to set the time you want cleaning to start automatically every day. Then hit the hourglass button one last time to save settings and exit to home. 

That's it. You are all set! 

How to use it? 

Now all you have to do to use the machine daily is to open the lid of your cleaning box, put in the mask, and fix its hose to either the left or right side of the machine, then close the lid and walk away. According to its pre-set time and duration, the device will continue to operate on its own. 

Note: You can set the daily sanitizing run time anywhere from 1 to 12 minutes. But keep in mind that the mask needs to stay inside the cleaning unit for two extra hours. The light at the bottom of the device will indicate by turning to green to let you know when your mask is ready to be removed. 

Conclusion

SoClean 2 is a revolutionary CPAP disinfection machine. It removes 99.9% of bacteria, mold, viruses, and other airborne contaminants, which can negatively impact your health and well-being. 

It is the first automatic cleaner for OSA equipment that provides ozone sanitation for all components simultaneously. It works with all machines, and you can also use it with full face masks and nasal pillows.

Investing in this technology means eliminating all reasons you can have for not cleaning your CPAP devices. Try it yourself to see why users around the world are so happy with this device.