I bought a Rescomf Ozone Sanitizer. I normally remove the mask and plug it into the Rescomf machine to clean the CPAP for 30 mins. Then attach the mask back to the tube and plug the other end to the Rescomf machine and put it all in to a plastic box with a lid and let it run again for 30 mins to clean the mask.
These Ozone sanitizing machines seems to be widely available and have also seen them advertised on British TV.
I have a Resmed Airsense 10 Autoset and when I initially got it, I did not have the humidifier. A few months later when I was complaining of a dry mouth, they gave me the Humidifier and heated hose.
Has anyone used a Rescomf Automated CPAP Cleaner & Sanitizer?
I discovered this today, it is a very small USB charged machine (so its wireless) that you can plug your CPAP machine in by removing your mask and plug the tube into the Rescomf machine, switch it on and it will sanitize your CPAP machine (including the humidifier) and the tubing with Ozone. It runs for 25 minutes and then automatically switches to just air and blows away the Ozone for 5 minutes. finally it switches itself off.
You can also just plug in your tubing and mask into the Rescomf Machine, place all 3 into any plastic box with lid and let that run for the 30 mins, which will then sanitize the tube and mask. The price for this machine is €45.99 in Europe. Fully charged the machine will last for about 7 full cleaning cycles before it needs recharging. There is no cleaning/sanitizing products to buy.
I think I will be buying one of these, but would like to know if anyone has actually used it.
Quoted from the Rescomf Site:
The Rescomf CPAP Cleaner automatically cleans your CPAP or Bi-Level Machine using Ozone, also known as activated oxygen, in only 30 minutes. Simply connect your CPAP or BiLevel machine to the Rescomf, turn it on , and walk away. In this 30 minute time frame Rescomf kills 99% of disease causing pathogens such as mold, bacteria and viruses that grow in the CPAP mask, hose and water chamber. The Rescomf measures only 4.75″ L x 3.75″ W x 2.12″ H, taking up very little night stand space and can easily be transported anywhere. Instead of having to worry about an electric outlet or the voltage the Rescomf runs on a rechargable lithium ion battery with a 10 year life. Each charge should give you no less than 7 full cleaning cycles before requiring recharging. Recharging is easy through any USB port or through an AC outlet using the USB adapter.
FEATURES YOU’LL LOVE!
• Small and lightweight,easy to carry
• Effective disinfection,Ultra quiet
• One-button control, no need for setting ,Long battery life
• Connects to most CPAP models,Maintenance free, no consumables
• Rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Charger Cable is included
Yes, I also received one as well. I haven't opened the attachment either.
I have sleep apnea and I am also diabetic. I can wake up and be totally confused due to having a hypo (low blood sugar). Generally in the first few moments I don't even know how to switch off the CPAP machine and can be clawing at the mask. I always eventually remember and then get up and have some milk (or something similar) and my blood sugar levels return to normal. Not a very pleasant experience but can happen to all diabetics when there blood sugar levels go too low.
I use the Resmed Airsense 10 and have both the heated tube and humidifier on auto setting and have never had a rain out. I used to wake up with very dry mouth, but since having the heated tube, it is now the occasional slightly dry mouth. Having them both set to auto I do not notice any warm
air as I was a bit wary in the beginning of using a heated tube thinking that heat=hot air.
I have a Resmed Airsense 10 and Smartstart is listed in the patients screen.
I used to wake up with very dry mouth, but then I was given a heated tube to go with my Resmed 10 and it certainly has helped quite a bit. I also used a nasal mask. My mouth is sometimes a little dry but nowhere near as bad as what it used to be. I have both the humidifier and heated tube on auto setting and I have not noticed any difference between not having the heated tube and having the heated tube in regards to hot air.
I was also given a chin strap which certainly reduced quite significantly the leaks registered on the machine that I was having with sleeping with my mouth open.
I hinted/suggested at least half a dozen times to my specialist for me to try out a chin strap but he just got on the phone to the guys that support my equipment and told them to give me a machine with a better humidifier. On my current Airsense 10, there did seem to be a marginal improvement at setting 6, but then I got the rainouts.
I have been doing lots of googling about my condition as it would be nice if I could have a full nights sleep instead of waking up 3-5 times a night with dry mouth or mask leaks. I have read about the mouthguards and lozenges etc but I will go with the specialists recommendations first before trying other remedies.
I have been using a CPAP machine for about 4 months now. (Resmed Airsense 10)
I was diagnosed with Apnea with a reading of 37. My average AHI is now 0.7 but leaks are at an average of 23. Which seems to be down to
me breathing through my mouth whilst asleep as I can wake up 2 or 3 times a night with very dry mouth. I am currently using nasal pillows and sometimes nasal mask. My specialist has recommended changing my CPAP machine to another model which has a better humidifier. They will be changing this next week. With my current machine, if I use the humidifier with a setting of 6, I get rainouts.
My question is, last night I went to bed using my nasal pillows and after a short while, I was feeling a burning sensation in one nostril, so I thought I would change over to the nasal mask. But, when I switched off the machine I noticed that the time used was just 16 minutes and the events per hour reading was 7.5. Now, I had not fallen to sleep during these 16 minutes, so why 7.5 already?