CPAP Sanitation

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Errol V.'s Comment
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When you got your CPAP machine, the technician told you to clean it daily, including putting some soapy water in the hose, run it back and forth a bit, rinse and hang the tube up to dry.

Uh huh, you said. That's something you could do before you start your pre-trip. Uh-huh.

And on TV you see ads for a machine that automatically cleans the whole system. Then you find out these go for something in the $200 range. "Well, maybe later."

You can clean the tubing for way less than that, in your truck. Searck for a CPAP disinfecting machine on Amazon, ebay, Walmart, your favorite internet marketplace. An ozone generator goes for around $35, and charges through a USB port. It's "pocket size"

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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.
Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Well, Errol,

I bought the clean machine and yes it was pricey. I had to wait 3 weeks after starting to be able to pay for it. Anyway I don't know if it is really cleaning the hose out. I think when I get this load delivered I go use my Love's points and get my shower and take my hose in with me.

Raptor

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rob T.'s Comment
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Man I wish I'd known that before I got the SoClean! I ended up dishing out the money when I got taxes back. SoClean does work, but I wish I'd found a cheaper alternative.

Errol V.'s Comment
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As far as I know, all any of these machines do is make ozone and blow it through the hose.

After using my "sanitizer" for a wile, I can tell (smell) the days I skip using it.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I’ve never figured out how washing the hose does anything. It isn’t like you can scrub it. Just water running through it isn’t doing much

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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