When you need to use a CPAP machine, one of the most overlooked advice is the importance of keeping your CPAP machine clean: how do you choose among all the CPAP cleaners on the market the one that is right for you?
Listed below is our selection for the best CPAP cleaners on the market and a little information about how each one of them can help you keep your CPAP machine in good shape for a long time.
Soclean CPAP Cleaner
This automated, daily sanitazer destroys 99% of mold, bacteria and viruses safely with no water or chemicals required. It’s also the less time-consuming cleaner.
The Soclean CPAP sanitizing machine uses activated oxygen to sanitize and disinfect your entire CPAP system: the Soclean CPAP Cleaner doesn’t require to disassembly of your equipment: you can fit your mask, hose and reservoir into the chamber without taking them apart.
Set up your Soclean CPAP Cleaner for the first time takes only a few minutes and is a one time set up.
This Cleaner and Sanitizer connects to CPAP, Bi-PAP, VPAP, or BPAP. It haves an updated interface and indicator lights and can be used with or without a heated humidifier.
It runs for about 7 minutes and it need to stay closed for two hours after the cicle finish, so it’s most recommended to put your mask in the CPAP machine cleaner in the morning to have your CPAP machine ready to use at bed time.
Multiple mask types can be sanitazed on this SoClean 2 CPAP Cleaner, from nasal pillow masks to full face CPAP masks. The only exception is a total face mask that covers the entire face.
The SoClean 2 CPAP supplements your CPAP manufacturer’s recommendations for cleaning the equipment, and they recommended that you clean your CPAP equipment manually once a month on top of your daily cleaning routine.
If you want to put the time and effort on manually cleaning your CPAP equipment, you must consider using some good quality cpap cleaner and sanitazer, like CleanSmart Daily Surface Cleaner . This household product is great to clean your CPAP mask and other accessories, doesn’t contains alcohol, added fragrances or harsh chemical, and yet kills 99.9% or germs (like viruses, bacterias, fungus). Best of it? It doesn’t need rinse, just air dry your accessories after spraying.
It left a light chlorine scent that dissipates after a few hours, so it’s best to spray your mask in the morning.
PURDOUX CPAP Mask & Hose Cleaning Soap
This gentle soap is specifically designed for washing your CPAP mask and hose on a daily basis, removing body oils and neutralizing odors. It contains no alcohol, bleach, conditioners or moisturizers. It comes in two scents (Green Tea – Mint and Grapefruit-Lemon) making your CPAP equipment smell fresh and clean.
RespLabs Original CPAP Mask Wipes
If you are more like a wipe-cleaner person, then you should consider the RespLabs Original CPAP Mask Wipes . This unscented, biodegradable wipes are effective to remove oils, dirt, bactery, grease and any other residue from your CPAP mask. Each towelette is alcohol and latex free, as well as unscented. This CPAP cleaner will keep your mask clean and odor-free between washes.
Citrus II CPAP mask cleaner
Another great product to clean your CPAP machine daily: the Citrus II CPAP mask cleaner.
This cleaner is made of vegetable derived cleaners using all natural ingredients. It gently removes dirt, grease and oils from mask and tubing. You can choose between the Citrus II Cpap Mask Cleaner, 8 Fluid Ounce, aerosol, or the Citrus II Cpap Mask Wipes.
SOME IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS WHEN CLEANING YOUR CPAP MASK
It is very important that you follow the manufacture’s advice when it comes to clean all the components of your CPAP machine. Most of them recommend to clean the mask daily (using one of the CPAP cleaners available on the market, such as an automated system,an aerosol or wipes) and then clean all the accessories (mask, hose, reservoir) once a month by submerging the pieces in warm water with a soft cleanser (such as the PURDOUX CPAP Mask & Hose Cleaning Soap). Then you must rinse them very well and let them air dry before using your CPAP machine again.
You want to make sure to replace your supplies regularly (like your CPAP machine filters) and follow all the manufacture’s recommendations about how to take care of your machine..