The SoClean 2 is a cleaner and sanitizer machine that automatically cleans and dries parts of the sleep apnea equipment by using activated oxygen.
If you use a machine for sleep apnea, you’re already taking a step on improving your health. But part of having a machine involves routine cleaning, otherwise, you may be harming your health, rather than improving it.
Sleep apnea equipment generally requires daily cleaning of the water chamber and mask, and at least weekly cleaning of the tubing, depending on the manufacturer. Cleaning usually consists of warm water with a mild soap, and always letting the parts hang to air-dry thoroughly to prevent bacteria or fungi from forming.
The amount of time it takes to clean and completely dry can be time consuming and because of this, many people with machines are not compliant with daily care.
Fortunately, there are now cleaners on the market that can clean and sanitize your machine for you, and in a lot less time.
The SoClean 2 is a cleaner and sanitizer that uses activated oxygen to sanitize, just like in a hospital setting. When this device generates activated oxygen, it pumps it through your equipment. Activated oxygen is known to kill germs and bacteria it comes into contact with.
What sets the SoClean 2 apart from other cleaners is the ease of use. To use, you simply place your equipment inside the SoClean device, close the lid, and it will start cleaning and sanitizing automatically.
The SoClean 2 Cleaner and Sanitizer easily connects to most devices, and if it is not compatible, they offer an adapter you can add onto your purchase, with no extra charge. Their website offers a list of common machines and whether it will need an adapter or not.
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One thing many reviewers of the SoClean 2 agreed on was the ease of use. It’s very easy to set up, as well as easy to use on a daily basis. Some reviewers also mentioned that it’s great for some elderly people that don’t understand technology since all you have to do is open and close the lid; it does the work on its own.
Many SoClean users admitted they weren’t in the habit of cleaning their machines as much as they should, and the SoClean was “worth the money” and is now helping them be compliant with daily cleanings.
One SoClean purchaser mentioned that he’s always struggled with cleaning and drying the hose, and sometime’s he would wake up feeling like he was “drowning in water.” He stated that this machine has solved all of his problems and now he sleeps like a baby.
Other benefits mentioned from using the SoClean 2 cleaner are fewer respiratory infections, improved cough, and a fresher smelling machine and mask. There are other techniques that people can use to clean the machine.
No, SoClean does not use water. It uses activated oxygen to clean and sanitize
Every insurance policy is different. Many insurances do not cover SoClean and require it to be paid out of pocket, however it is eligible for FSA or HSA reimbursement. You might also be able to deduct it as a healthcare expense.
No, generally sleep apnea equipment cleaners are not covered by Medicare
There are adapters available that work with the most popular sleep apnea equipment.
You can get a replacement SoClean Filter Kit directly from the SoClean website. The SoClean filter should be replaced every six months, if you use your SoClean once daily.
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