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Machine: PR System One 560BT Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P10's/backup-DreamWear
Humidifier: PR attached
CPAP Pressure: 8.5 - 13. A-Flex 3
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Began CPAP Therapy Sept. 11, 2015. Hx Hypertension, Post Graves Disease, chronic migraines.

Sex: Female
Location: Southern Ontario//SW Florida

Post: #11
RE: cleaning thread?
Maybe I'm a bit OCD, but I clean my water tank, slimline hose, P10 tube, and of course the nasal pillows every morning and hang to dry. I've read/heard that the hoses and tank do not need daily cleaning. I've heard anywhere from 3 days to 7 for those items. But I prefer to wash them all each morning. I hang them over a towel rod which is over a heat register in the bathroom (which will only have heat weather depending).

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10-09-2015 04:39 AM
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Machine: IntelliPAP AutoAdjust Travel CPAP Machine with SmartFlex
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Amara View
Humidifier: IntelliPAP Integrated Heated Humidifier- Level 4
CPAP Pressure: 6-16
CPAP Software: Other Software

Other Comments: Diagnosed on 8-15-15 and started CPAP therapy on 9-14-15

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Location: USA

Post: #12
RE: cleaning thread?
(10-08-2015 05:12 AM)zonk Wrote:  From
Please remember that you must not use solutions containing vinegar, bleach, chlorine, alcohol, aromatics, moisturisers, antibacterial agents or scented oils to clean any part of the mask system or air tubing. These solutions could cause damage and reduce the life of the product

Hi Zonk,

I really appreciate you answering my question for me. As a new PAPer, I have a quest for knowledge for anything that is pertaining to CPAPs and I read in this book "Sleep Apnea & the CPAP" that the author (of the book) routinely uses either ethyl alcohol or isopropyl alcohol to clean his tubes with!! I think knowing what you told me now about everything like alcohol, vinegar, bleach, etc . . . that the author who wrote that book should rewrite the book without telling his audience to be alcohol in their tubes.

I'm a person that is always on the cautious side of things . .. since I don't know the book author from before and I have much more knowledge about the experienced PAPers around here, I decide to post my question about rubbing alcohol. The only main problem now is I have four huge bottles on rubbing alcohol on hand (that I can't use in my tubes). I think I will use them for my Emergency First Aid kit.

Thanks again for your help, Zonk!


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10-09-2015 09:09 AM
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