CPAP Cleaner Question

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Kim T.'s Comment
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Good morning drivers.

I have used a CPAP for almost four years without any issues. Then, when I was out on the road I would have serious sneezing, runny nose, etc. constantly. I even changed the mask, filter, and hose, and only used distilled water. I know there are machines that clean a CPAP completely but I’m not sure which one is most effective. Rainy, I know you have two different machines, which one do you like best? I haven’t used my CPAP since coming home because of the constant, severe allergy-like reaction the last couple of months. I know I could read different reviews but I’d rather get advice from people I know and trust.

I am tired of waking up tired and with a headache and want to resolve this. Also, I’m considering going back out on the road (not close to making a final decision but thinking about it).

Have a great day everyone!

CPAP:

Constant Positive Airway Pressure

CPAP is a breathing assist device which is worn over the mouth or nose. It provides nighttime relief for individuals who suffer from Sleep Apnea.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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CPap Cleaner Comparison

They both seem to clean well. I personally prefer the So Clean which has a bottle of pre wash you can use on the mask. You can leave it connected to the tube and mask and just drop it in the well and hit a button. it takes up a lot of room though. So Clean has a filter you need to replace every 6 mos or so.

The other one is really small and takes up almost no room but you need to run it twice, once on the Cpap and once on the mask/hose. however, this machine cleans the hose twice cause of the setup.

The congestion is something I complained about a lot when infirst got the machine. Everyone thought i was nuts and just needed to change masks or use the humidifier. Nope, my lungs and nostrils just hate the machine. The only thing that really helps is taking a Zyrtec when i habe extended down time.

Both leave an oxidized smell and some people leave it air out before bedtime.

CPAP:

Constant Positive Airway Pressure

CPAP is a breathing assist device which is worn over the mouth or nose. It provides nighttime relief for individuals who suffer from Sleep Apnea.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rob T.'s Comment
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Based on rainys wonderful reviews on a different thread I ended up buying the So Clean and am extremely happy. Its definitely doing its job, granted I've only had it about 3 weeks. When I wake up I place the entire assembly into the So Clean and I have it scheduled to run at 10am. I believe it runs for 7 minutes then you're supposed to keep it in there for 2 hours. When I get home about 2ish I take it out of the machine as it does have an odor but by the time I go to bed around 630pm the smell is very faint. The cold I couldn't seem to get rid of is now gone.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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This is good info I can't seem to get rid of either allergies or cold since I've been on the truck. When I'm home I use the kitchen sink with hot soapy water. They told not to use Dawn but Joy. Dawn is too strong on the hose and mask.

Rainy how big is this So Clean machine? Is it as big as the cpap machine? Anyway I am so tired of the sneezing and runny nose part of using the cpap.

Raptor

CPAP:

Constant Positive Airway Pressure

CPAP is a breathing assist device which is worn over the mouth or nose. It provides nighttime relief for individuals who suffer from Sleep Apnea.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rob T.'s Comment
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how big is this So Clean machine?

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