I'm a newb trying to establish good habits with my CPAP. Every day, I wake up, remove my mask, and wipe it with a CPAP wipe (I'd hate to see a thread about CPAP wipes ).
I've been eyeing the ozone cleaner because it makes sense on its face--pumping a dry disinfecting stream through the breathing circuit logically would be a nice supplement to an already reasonable cleaning routine and a good way to evict bacterial squatters before they have a chance to colonize.
I also like the idea that I can wipe my mask off every day and get rid of the crusty crud that falls off my face all night, and I like the idea that even though I'm breathing my bedroom air all the time anyway, I can run it through a filter to remove particulates--or even a microfilter to remove allergens.
So in my mind, at least, it's a good idea on its face that bears more investigation, and is far removed from waving a rock over your machine and muttering incantations.
However, I am of a skeptical bent, and will be looking for solid research before I spend my $300 for a machine of unproven value. But, frankly, as I read this thread I was reminded of people of my own generation who scoff at bicycle helmets and child car seats because they never had any of those fancy safety gadgets and they survived childhood just fine.
I hope someone builds a better mousetrap someday, because it looks like all the washing and drying and blowing and jury-rigged fans are going to be a real PITA.*
(Yes, as a matter of fact, I AM lazy. )
I appreciate the board, and am learning a great deal reading through the threads and getting introduced to the ins and outs of being a hosehead. I look forward to being a part of the community.
*What I'd really like is a way to pay a reasonable amount for supplies without dealing with corrupt and evil DME suppliers. But that's a different thread.