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Why It’s Important to Clean and Sanitize Your CPAP

You use your CPAP machine to improve and protect your health, but could it simultaneously be causing harm?

Without proper maintenance, a CPAP can become dirty and cause serious respiratory problems and health complications.

Daily cleaning is essential, but taking apart the mask, hoses, and other components can prove tedious at best. That is why many people turn to the Soclean CPAP Cleaner and Sanitizer, which automates and simplifies the daily cleaning process.

How CPAP Machines Get Contaminated

Every night, you put on your CPAP mask and turn on the machine. Moisture in the hoses creates a breeding ground for dangerous bacteria. Add in the accumulation of dead skin cells and oils from your face, and it is easy to see how germs can quickly build in the machine.

Unfortunately, this can lead to increased chances of chronic or recurrent respiratory infections, and even pneumonia.

In fact, patients who use CPAP machines are 32 percent more likely to develop pneumonia than those who do not use a CPAP.

Make Cleaning Your Routine

Regardless of how inconvenient or time-consuming it may be to clean your CPAP, never skip out on this important habit.

There are plenty of ways you can keep your CPAP clean, from disassembling it and using soap and water to using an activated oxygen system that leverages ozone to fully sanitize the CPAP without introducing any moisture into the system. Whichever cleaning system you choose, be sure to use it every day.

For more information about the Soclean CPAP Cleaner and Sanitizer, contact William Bros Healthcare Pharmacy.