Anyone who uses a CPAP machine knows how important it is to their health. It can help manage your sleep apnea, giving you a better night’s sleep and improving your body’s respiratory system. What many people may not realize is that regularly cleaning your CPAP machine and its supplies is just as important for your health as using the machine. Let’s take a look at why this cleaning is so important and the best way to clean your equipment.
Why Is It Important to Clean Your CPAP Device?
When you put on your CPAP mask for the night, you are breathing the air that is circulated through the machine. While this air is kept fresh through humidification and filtering, its cleanliness can be compromised by the state of your CPAP machine and supplies. By cleaning your machine and equipment, you can avoid the following dangers and problems:
Bacteria and mold exposure
Mineralization within the equipment
Potentially increased risk for pneumonia or sinus infections
Foul or musty odor
Premature equipment breakdown
In particular, the water in the CPAP machine as well as moisture in the mask and hose are potential breeding grounds for bacteria and germs. With the COVID-19 pandemic
still at the forefront of everyone’s minds, you want to ensure that the equipment you use every night is as clean as possible so that your immune system isn’t weakened by problematic microorganisms.
What Is the Best Way to Sanitize Your CPAP Equipment?
While you can clean your CPAP equipment with warm water, soap, and a soft cloth, the most efficient way to sanitize it is with a VirtuCLEAN 2.0. The VirtuCLEAN 2.0
disinfects your equipment with ozone, also known as activated oxygen. In only 35 minutes, and with minimal effort, the device will sanitize your CPAP equipment and you won’t have to bother getting your hands dirty.
Using the VirtuCLEAN 2.0 is incredibly simple. All you have to do is place your CPAP equipment into the sanitizing pouch, attach your tubing, and the device will do the rest for you. You can find a helpful video on how to use the VirtuCLEAN 2.0 on our homepage
. This machine weighs less than one pound, has a 10-Year lithium battery and is backed by a 2-year manufacturer’s warranty.
Currently priced below other sanitizers, the VirtuClean 2.0 is a worthwhile investment, as it kills 99.99% of disease-causing pathogens.
The other sure-fire way to know that you have clean CPAP equipment
is to regularly replace your supplies. Even with frequent cleanings, your CPAP face mask and tubes are not designed to last forever. According to sleep professionals, you should replace these items every six months. Doing so more frequently is even better for your health and your CPAP machine. If you’re unsure as to when you last replaced your CPAP supplies, it is best to replace them now. By choosing to replace your equipment, you can ensure that you stay healthy while also lengthening the life of your CPAP machine.
To learn more about the VirtuCLEAN 2.0 or to find new CPAP supplies, contact YourCare Medical Supply
. For your safety we are offering service through curbside pick-up or mail orders. Please call 585-377-5350 to make an appointment for product pick-up. You can also place an order by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
. Contact YourCare Medical Supply today to guarantee that you have the sanitized CPAP equipment that you need.