Germs – or cooties as you may have called them in third grade – are literally everywhere. In some cases, the inside of your home may be covered in more germs and bacteria than the great outdoors – some appliances may even be upwards of 400 times dirtier than a toilet seat. So, you can imagine what is lurking on your CPAP equipment – most likely nothing that you would like to see with a microscope. This is the reason why it is important to have some tips and tricks on how to properly clean your CPAP mask and other supplies. Here are a few words of advice to make your CPAP experience a cleaner and more sanitary experience.
How Often Should I Clean My CPAP Mask?
For maximum cleanliness, you want to clean your CPAP mask on a daily basis – your other equipment probably doesn’t need to be cleaned so fervently. It is recommended to use good old soap and warm water to clean your mask to remove the germs – try to get into the nooks and crannies to really get rid of the gunk. You may also want to keep some AG CPAP Cleaning Wipes on hand too, which is a great cleaning tool to have on hand for those times you just want to run out the door or are late to work. Regardless, you want to keep your mask sparkling clean every day. Think of it this way: if you don’t clean your mask on a daily basis, you may as well fall asleep with a toilet seat on your face.
How Often Should I Clean The Rest of My CPAP Equipment?
It is recommended to clean the rest of your CPAP equipment, like tubing and other accessories, on a weekly basis. The best way to clean all your CPAP equipment is to wash and rinse the components in warm, soapy water. If you love the smell of citrus and want to use a specially formulated cleaner, you could use the Citrus CPAP Concentrated Cleanser, because other household cleaners aren’t formulated and may end up damaging your CPAP supplies by drying them out. This cleanser is also offered as a spray if that suits your fancy. If you want to really get rid of all that dirt and grime that builds up in your CPAP hose, you can use some sort of small brush – a toothbrush can work wonders. If you want a more custom designed tool, you could use the CPAP Tube Cleaning Brush. Have you ever taken a whiff of your CPAP hose after a week of use – it probably isn’t pretty?
What is the Best Way to Sanitize and Disinfect My CPAP Equipment?
There aren’t a lot of ways to kill all of the bacteria, viruses and mold on your CPAP equipment. Regular cleaning is crucial, but it won’t remove all of the germs. Most of the time, you need to use a heavy-duty industrial medical sterilizing machine, which not a lot of people have lying around their house. Your other option is to try out the SoClean 2, which makes it really easy to sanitize your CPAP mask, hose, reservoir and other accessories. This cleaning machine uses activated oxygen molecules, which are strong enough to destroy mold, viruses and bacteria. The best part is that you don’t have to take your equipment apart, which can save you a whole lot of time and frustration. Wouldn’t you like to fall asleep knowing that cooties aren’t crawling around your CPAP supplies – especially your mask.
Lastly, it is important to know that regular CPAP cleaning is important – maybe even vital. Not only are these germs and bacteria gross to think about, but they can also cause a number of problems, like nasty infections. So, be sure to wash your mask every single day – it has been touching your face all night long. You can wash and clean your other CPAP supplies, like your hose, on a weekly basis. If you want some heavy-duty cleaning power, you could try out the SoClean2, which will kill germs, bacteria, mold and viruses – easily and conveniently. At the end of the day, CPAP is intended to be a sanitary experience, so if you want to get the most out of your treatment, you want to make cleanliness a number one priority.