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[Equipment] CPAP cleaner recommendation
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RE: CPAP cleaner recommendation
I do, once in a while.
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#12
RE: CPAP cleaner recommendation
I have hauled some form of PAP all over the globe since 1994. Hauling the PAP through airports is enough of a pain, why would anyone want the hassle of any bag of gear to explain? Keeping my mask and hoses clean has never a burden. By clean, as noted by many, a simple but thorough rinse in regular warm tap water if you are tight on time or facilities. Every second or third time add some soap of any kind to remove any oil buildup.
It’s just part of the routine. I find the first couple of sleeps after cleaning seem to feel better.
You also get an opportunity to inspect your mask and hose for any wear or deterioration. The manufacturers recommend we replace masks every three months, so they are not making them to last as long as we would like. Resmed warranties masks, hoses and water chambers for 90 days. 

Resmed does not warranty any of their products damaged from use with ozone, activated oxygen or other gases as of February 1, 2020. This seems nicely timed with the increasing popularity of these mechanical equipment cleaners. “Buyer beware”. https://support.resmed.com/en-us/support...-products/

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RE: CPAP cleaner recommendation
Regarding Ozone [trioxygen, O3, activated Oxygen] sanitizing devices:

Ozone is incompatible with many materials and will damage them. CPAP manufactures advice against them and damage from them can void your warranty.

Ozone is dangerous. Using it in concentrations sufficient enough enough to sanitise is dangerous humans and pets in the environment. Don't believe claims that units are sealed and ozone dissipates in 15 minutes.  You simply can't keep blowing ozone into a container without it seeping out, and the half live of Ozone outside of water, is measured in hours.
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RE: CPAP cleaner recommendation
I use a few drops of baby shampoo in a sink full of warm water.

When in a hurry, I just put a drop or two on my clean hands and clean the surfaces of my face mask with warm water.

Nothing other than the mask ever comes into contact with anything other than filtered air and distilled water vapor. The air coming out of your CPAP machine is cleaner than ambient air.
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RE: CPAP cleaner recommendation
(09-18-2021, 02:51 PM)Dog Slobber Wrote: Regarding Ozone [trioxygen, O3, activated Oxygen] sanitizing devices:

Ozone is incompatible with many materials and will damage them. CPAP manufactures advice against them and damage from them can void your warranty.

Ozone is dangerous. Using it in concentrations sufficient enough enough to sanitise is dangerous humans and pets in the environment. Don't believe claims that units are sealed and ozone dissipates in 15 minutes.  You simply can't keep blowing ozone into a container without it seeping out, and the half live of Ozone outside of water, is measured in hours.

I do not recommend any of the ozone machines.  Actually, I don't recommend any of the cleaning machines.

I also do not recommend breathing ozone if you can avoid it.

However, I doubt any of the machines are dangerous to humans under normal usage conditions.  They might be hazardous to your CPAP machine.   They usually have an enclosure of some kind and only put ozone inside the enclosures.  Unless you figure out how to use the machine while the cleaner is on or crawl into the bag, you shouldn't be exposed to enough ozone to matter.   

I would recommend to let the machine run for 30 seconds or so without putting on the mask after you remove it from the cleaner.

They might leak some ozone, which will fairly rapidly dissipate and then break down.   They probably don't produce ozone rapidly enough to make the room hazardous unless you and the machine are in a closet or something.  For most of us, we'll probably not even be in the room when the cleaner is running.

It MIGHT be a problem if you slept next to the machine while it's running, but probably not even then.  

Some of the machines attempt to destroy the ozone at the end of the cycle.   I wouldn't expect there to be enough ozone in the small volume of air to cause any problems when it escapes into the room, any way.
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