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Best CPAP Sanitizer?

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DaveMiller +0 points · over 5 years ago Original Poster

I recently started using a CPAP to help with my snoring and apnea. It has been working great, but I worry about bacteria/mold etc. What is the best (and hopefully least expensive) method for keeping the unit "clean". I know I will have to actually wash the parts from time to time, but what is the best between-washing regimen I can use and how can I do it affordably?

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Sierra +0 points · over 5 years ago Sleep Patron

My suggestion would be to wash the hose and mask weekly with Dawn dishwashing liquid and water, followed by a water rinse, and then leave hang to dry for the day. One a month you could precede the Dawn wash with a vinegar wash. It will sterilize the equipment and also remove any mineral deposits. The vinegar trick should be done on the water reservoir as well. Keep in mind that the source of the bacteria in the hose and mask is you. One or two breaths of use will "recontaminate" the equipment anyway.

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