Post Reply 
CPAP cleaning system
Author Message
Believer Offline

New Members

Posts: 2
Joined: Jul 2013

Machine: ResMed S9
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: SleepWeaver Advance
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 4.5
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: NORTH cAROLINA

Post: #71
RE: CPAP cleaning system
The CPAP cleaning system I use daily is SoClean. I've used it for almost a year. Before SoClean I had nasal congestion that aggravated my asthma. Since SoClean, nasal congestion has diminished and my asthma is under control with just one 10 MG Singulair tablet daily and no use of ADVAIR or VENTOLIN sprays which I had used on a daily basis. Every few weeks I do wash my mask with soap and water, but only the mask.

I'm an advocate of the SoClean system and truthfully on a crusade to alert more people to its ease of cleaning CPAP and its sanitization value to better health.
07-28-2013 10:06 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
EzDzIt Offline

Preferred Members

Posts: 23
Joined: Jun 2013

Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Nuance Pro
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 6-15
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: Ontario, Canada

Post: #72
RE: CPAP cleaning system
(07-28-2013 10:06 AM)Believer Wrote:  The CPAP cleaning system I use daily is SoClean. I've used it for almost a year. Before SoClean I had nasal congestion that aggravated my asthma. Since SoClean, nasal congestion has diminished and my asthma is under control with just one 10 MG Singulair tablet daily and no use of ADVAIR or VENTOLIN sprays which I had used on a daily basis. Every few weeks I do wash my mask with soap and water, but only the mask.

I'm an advocate of the SoClean system and truthfully on a crusade to alert more people to its ease of cleaning CPAP and its sanitization value to better health.

Do you use the SoClean everyday? You state above that you only washed you mask every few weeks; I would think this contributed to your asthma. I clean my mask every morning with baby shampoo and rinse with very warm water. Once a week I clean not only the mask but the hose and tank.
07-30-2013 07:01 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
archangle Offline
Wiki Editor
Advisory Members

Posts: 3,159
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Swift FX
Humidifier: ResMed S9 H5i
CPAP Pressure: 16-20
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Happy PAPper

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: USA

Post: #73
RE: CPAP cleaning system
Have you considered that blowing clean, dry, non-humidified, non-ozonated air through your mask and hose might make it smell cleaner, too?

Get the free SleepyHead software here.
Useful links.
Click here for information on the main alternative to CPAP.
If it's midnight and a DME tells you it's dark outside, go and check it yourself.
08-02-2013 09:15 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
Sleepster Offline
Wiki Editor
Moderators

Posts: 4,994
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: ResMed AirCurve10 VAuto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: HumidAir and SlimLine Hose
CPAP Pressure: MaxI 13.6 | MinE 5.2 | PS 4.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Diagnosed Nov 2011. Conquered aerophagia.

Sex: Male
Location: Houston, Texas

Post: #74
RE: CPAP cleaning system
(08-02-2013 09:15 AM)archangle Wrote:  Have you considered that blowing clean, dry, non-humidified, non-ozonated air through your mask and hose might make it smell cleaner, too?

Yes, but I've always been afraid that it will mess up the data collected by the machine.

I know that a separate older machine could be used to dry hoses and masks, so I guess that's what I need to do.

Sleepster
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com


INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
08-02-2013 09:30 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
RonWessels Offline

Preferred Members-2

Posts: 465
Joined: Jun 2013

Machine: REMstar Auto AFlex DS560TS
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: ComfortGel Blue
Humidifier: REMstar Heated Tube DS6T
CPAP Pressure: 11 - 20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: CMS50F Pulse Oximeter

Sex: Male
Location: Ontario, Canada

Post: #75
RE: CPAP cleaning system
(08-02-2013 09:30 AM)Sleepster Wrote:  Yes, but I've always been afraid that it will mess up the data collected by the machine.

Most machines are smart enough to recognize that usage only happens if there is some resistance in the airway path. That's why people can't fulfill their compliance requirements by simply turning on the machine and letting it run for hours by itself.

I regularly blow my hose/mask dry when I clean them, and it has never messed with the data collection. The machine simply doesn't collect data during those periods.

Try it yourself. Turn the machine on for 10 minutes, then turn it off and leave it off for at least 10 minutes before going to bed. The next morning, look at the data collected. Do you see that 10 minute period in the data?
(This post was last modified: 08-02-2013 11:08 AM by RonWessels.)
08-02-2013 11:06 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
Believer Offline

New Members

Posts: 2
Joined: Jul 2013

Machine: ResMed S9
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: SleepWeaver Advance
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 4.5
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: NORTH cAROLINA

Post: #76
RE: CPAP cleaning system
(07-30-2013 07:01 PM)EzDzIt Wrote:  
(07-28-2013 10:06 AM)Believer Wrote:  The CPAP cleaning system I use daily is SoClean. I've used it for almost a year. Before SoClean I had nasal congestion that aggravated my asthma. Since SoClean, nasal congestion has diminished and my asthma is under control with just one 10 MG Singulair tablet daily and no use of ADVAIR or VENTOLIN sprays which I had used on a daily basis. Every few weeks I do wash my mask with soap and water, but only the mask.

I'm an advocate of the SoClean system and truthfully on a crusade to alert more people to its ease of cleaning CPAP and its sanitization value to better health.

Do you use the SoClean everyday? You state above that you only washed you mask every few weeks; I would think this contributed to your asthma. I clean my mask every morning with baby shampoo and rinse with very warm water. Once a week I clean not only the mask but the hose and tank.

Yes, I use my SoClean unit every day to flush out the CPAP tube and reservoir. No problems with my asthma since doing that. The reason I do not put my mask in the SoClean Unit is that there is nylon in the fabric of the mask I use. It's the only one I know of that has nylon in the material. Nylon material can be damaged by constant exposure to ozone so I don't mind washing it every week or two. At least, now with the SoClean Unit I do not have to take my CPAP apart every few days to clean it.
08-02-2013 11:10 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
Zirconia Offline

New Members

Posts: 1
Joined: Jan 2014

Machine: Resmed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFitâ„¢ F10
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 7-15
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments:

Sex: Female
Location:

Post: #77
Thumbsup RE: CPAP cleaning system
I have used the SoClean system for over a year (purchased a second system for my father-in-law). I am an extremely happy customer and find the product to have made my treatment better. Anyone wanting to know more about my experience can message me privately.

Sleep-well
03-03-2015 03:54 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
Montreat Offline

Members

Posts: 9
Joined: Jan 2015

Machine: Airsense 10 - Started 02/05/2015
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Quattro Mirage - Small
Humidifier: Integrated
CPAP Pressure: 5-15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Switched to APAP from fixed on 5/21/15

Sex: Male
Location: Northwest NC Mountains -

Post: #78
RE: CPAP cleaning system
(03-03-2015 03:54 PM)Zirconia Wrote:  I have used the SoClean system for over a year (purchased a second system for my father-in-law). I am an extremely happy customer and find the product to have made my treatment better. Anyone wanting to know more about my experience can message me privately.

Sleep-well

I started cpap on 02/05/2015 and received my SoClean2 on 02/11 and started using it the next morning and have used it every morning since then. Being familiar with 03 aka Trivalent Oxygen and aka Ozone I know it kills microbes effectively if sufficient Ozone strength and time exposure of the microbes in question is present. Though the machine seems to be a bit costly, if it lasts long enough I feel good about its potential to reduce/eliminate frequency of sinus infections.
03-03-2015 07:03 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
AshSF Online

Advisory Members

Posts: 356
Joined: Oct 2014

Machine: PRS1 D560TS
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed P10, Bkup: Airfit F10 & Quattro Air
Humidifier: PRS1 60 series with Heated Tube
CPAP Pressure: 8 - 8 w/ Aflex 3
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Using APAP mode with fixed pressure

Sex: Male
Location:

Post: #79
RE: CPAP cleaning system
Any update on the longevity of the Soclean system. Does the machine give good service for multiple years? or months? or weeks? How long is it warrantied for?

And what is the total cost of operating the system for one year in terms of machine cost and supplies cost (adapters etc.)?

Started APAP 4-20, Closed range to 7.5-14, then straight 8.0 w/ Aflex 3
RDI always below 1. But sleep much much better at straight pressure.
Started on F10, Tried Quattro Air successfully. Finally settled on P10.
03-03-2015 10:28 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
lab rat Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 138
Joined: Nov 2014

Machine: Airsense 10 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: Resmed Airsense 10 Autoset
CPAP Pressure: 8-16
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: Satisfied Resmed customer since March 1996

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #80
RE: CPAP cleaning system
The Soclean2 makers claim scientific backup that their machine kills cpap bacteria and refer to a study here

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2556912/

This is what it said:

Conclusion: Data suggest that patients with OSA being treated with CPAP fitted with humidifiers may be aerosolizing bacteria, putting them at risk for developing respiratory infections and that the use of a hydrophobic filter may attenuate the passage of microbes from contaminated humidifier water.

This filter specifically is a "breathing-circuit filter"

Soclean is an "activated ozone" generator that supposedly cleans the humidifier, tube and mask for 7 minutes during the day when the machine is not in use.

So here we have a study of a filter that is used while the machine is on overnight vs an ozone cleanser.

Might I finish by saying that the Soclean2 system is BS and has no scientific backing, and they are hoping nobody really reads that report but thinks it is a ringing endorsement of their piece of crap?
07-28-2015 06:54 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  Cleaning Dream wear mask Judy1843 3 186 12-02-2016 07:13 PM
Last Post: cate1898
  PR System One: C-Check vs Auto? Ailu 8 3,008 11-29-2016 02:04 PM
Last Post: TonyJ
  Cleaning Climate-control tube on ResMed Air Sense 10 GL Bishop 18 11,283 11-07-2016 03:31 PM
Last Post: Jonesie
  Water in hose after cleaning... JustMac 3 366 10-30-2016 06:51 AM
Last Post: OpalRose
  Philips system one noisy jpsantell 2 266 10-29-2016 10:54 AM
Last Post: robysue
  SoClean CPAP cleaning gizmo FormerFed 10 1,125 10-05-2016 03:37 AM
Last Post: archangle
  Question about cleaning/drying air tube RB73 16 1,072 09-25-2016 02:46 PM
Last Post: hegel

Forum Jump:

Who's Online (Complete List)