Scary thought but you and I seem to be in the same mind-frame on cleaning our machines. It needs to be done and done well but I only think of it as I'm putting it on at night and don't want to get back up and go through all of that. Guess the priorities need to be changed here. Maybe that drink first?
Sounds good. The only change I would make is to throw out the soapy water before making coffee with it!
14 days into BIPAPville. Somewhere I read that putting mask and hose into 167 degree water would clean them up. Others here have mentioned boiling water. Too hot? Some time ago I bought a cooking gadget, Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator Cooker. Clamp it into a pot of water and it heats water to an exact degree. Controllable even by your smart phone. Check Amazon. <$100. You heat water to exact temp, put food into ziploc bag and suspend in water, time it, and it's cooked. I plan to use this to "sterilize my BIPAP gear that needs cleaning. Dual function: CPAP-Food.
ResMed have detailed some temperature disinfection instructions on page 23 and 25 for some components at the link below. Note that the temperature and time varies for the specific component, and the total number of life time temperature disinfection cycles is limited.
Thanks. My take is 167 degrees seems OK for Resmed hoses for "High level thermal disinfection" . (see below from Resmed manual) What about my DreamWear Hybrid Full Mask with Headgear? Their manual says disassemble then "hand wash in warm water with liquid dishwashing detergent, rinse, lay or hang to dry". Also you may wash mask only (not fabric straps-do by hand) once/week on top shelf of dishwasher, no DRY cycle. After my first 3 weeks, I have done none of these cleanings. (My bad!)
Reprocessing the air tubing Disconnecting
I believe these disinfection methods are really only intended when one is recycling the components from one user to another, like in a hospital situation. I think the standard procedure for masks is to just dispose of them, and not recycle them from user to user. Silicone can certainly take higher temperatures, but other materials not so much.
You should still do the chanting. It's good for you!
At first I thought it was a good idea.
What harm can there be in a bit of chanting right?
Then I read up on it and guess what?
It's a trap! Chant-Mantras
Not only is it a lot harder than I can deal with
But it seems to lead right back to
Candles and incense!
I don't want to worship my CPAP machine.
I might think about setting up an altar to my fridge though.