Forum · SoClean CPAP Cleaner/Sanitizer

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[-] PatrickH +0 points · over 1 year ago

I heard a radio commercial from Better Rest for their SoClean 2. I was wondering if anyone has experience with this device and can give honest feedback. I am about 6 months in on using a CPAP and find myself very forgetful on cleaning the tube and pillows and this look like a great solution if it really works.

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[-] IntellectualTanArmadillo1349 +0 points · about 1 year ago

I used a SoClean 2 for several years and the original SoClean before that, and was very happy with it. It does work really well to sanitize the tube and mask and is so much easier and takes less time than washing.

When I upgraded to a new APAP machine recently my DME expressed concern about the "activated oxygen" (ozone) from a health standpoint. I was not concerned, because it remains within the system and converts back to ordinary oxygen within a certain time. In my experience that was the case.

However I did more research online and learned that ozone can be corrosive to certain materials. It has no effect at all on many. I read a review by someone who had used a SoClean 2 and he believed that some of the seals in his CPAP machine had been damaged by the ozone. I don't know if that was the cause or not, but I have stopped using my SoClean for now. I miss it because I know it is an effective sanitizer, in my experience. I haven't decided whether to start using it again or not. I have not looked closely at my old machine to see if there is any evidence of corrosion.

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[-] DanM +0 points · about 1 year ago Sleep Commentator

Thanks for sharing, @IntellectualTanArmadillo1349. Anyone else out there have experience with the SoClean device they are willing to share?

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[-] DecisiveTaupeLark9037 +0 points · 10 months ago

I have been using my so clean 2 since July and the other night the smell got really bad and i woke up feeling very sick. its 3 days later and i am still feeling awful...i cannot get the smell out of my nasal passages, feel shaky and nauseus, head hurts pretty bad too, going to see dr tomorrow.

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[-] DanM +0 points · 10 months ago Sleep Commentator

I'm so sorry to hear of your experience. Please keep us posted on your progress, and hopefully this is not related to your cleaning device.

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[-] Baba +0 points · 10 months ago

My husband has had his SoClean now for several years. The timer is set to clean soon after he gets up in the am. Yes, our bedroom smells like ozone for awhile but by the time he goes to bed at night, that smell is gone. If it bothers some people, it might be helpful if they would take their equipment out of the machine and like lay them aside away from the SoClean if that helps. It use of SoClean doesn't seem to wear his equipment prematurely. Please not the setting stay the same and are easy to set EXCEPT when our house looses power and then the time has to be once again adjusted.

Being the kind of man that he is, I sure wouldn't trust him washing his equipment. IE: The SoClean. If I counted on him to feed our dog, the dog would be very thin.

-Baba

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[-] DanM +0 points · 10 months ago Sleep Commentator

Hi Baba. Thanks for the info on the SoClean...and the laugh! Best wishes!

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