Sleep8 CPAP Cleaner – CPAP/BiPAP Sanitizing Companion
Sleep8 CPAP cleaner is a portable and user-friendly CPAP cleaning device which kills more than 99% of germs and bacteria found inside your CPAP device . Some studies have found links between CPAP use and increased risk of upper respiratory infections so it is very important to ensure your equipment is kept clean by using a device like the Sleep8 CPAP cleaner. This kind of intense cleaning is essential for maintaining your good health if you use sleep apnea therapy equipment daily.
How does the Sleep8 CPAP cleaner work?
The Sleep8 consists of a sanitizing bag large enough to fit all of your sleep apnea therapy equipment inside. Once you place your equipment in the bag and zip it up you can use the simple Sleep8 main device to turn it on. While the Sleep8 device is running it uses activated oxygen, otherwise known as Ozone or O3, in order to sterilize all of your CPAP accessories. This is a high-quality sanitation process which requires minimal effort from you. The Ozone method of cleaning is a hospital grade method which ensures more than 99% of germs are killed.The Sleep8 CPAP sanitizer comes with everything you will require to clean all parts of your CPAP regardless of whether you use heated or non-heated tubing, and does not require you to purchase any special adapters or excess parts.
Features of Sleep8 CPAP cleaner :
• Sleep8 is compatible with CPAP, BiPap and APAP devices.
• The main Sleep8 device comes with a screen which makes it easy to track information about the cleaning process. On the screen you will find information about how much battery life the device has left, how long is left in the cleaning cycle, and if a cleaning cycle is in progress.
• The Sleep8 device has alarm cues to let you know when the fan is malfunctioning, when the battery is running low, and when the valves are not connected correctly.
• You can run the Sleep8 while it is charging.
• The Sleep8 was designed to be quieter than other CPAP cleaning equipment which has been found to be loud and distracting.
Instructions how to run the Sleep8 CPAP sanitizer
Step 1: Wipe your mask clean to remove any visible dirt or oils, and detach the tubing from your CPAP machine. Then unzip the Sleep8 bag and find the white valve inside. Attach the tubing to the white valve. If you are sanitizing your water chamber ensure it has been emptied and wiped dry so that no water gets inside the bag. Place all the CPAP tubing, mask, cushions, and dry water chamber inside the bag. Zip the bag closed.
Step 2: Find the triangular port on the Sleep8 device and attach it to the triangular valve on the outside of the bag. Make sure to match the blue dots on the main Sleep8 device with the blue dots on the bag’s port. The device will only work when the port and the valve are properly connected.
Step 3: Once your CPAP equipment is zipped into the bag and the valve on the outside is secured press and hold the power button on the main device until you hear a beep and see the Sleep8 screen light up. The sanitizing cycle will automatically begin and the screen will display a count down until the cycle is complete. It is normal to hear short pauses throughout the cycle in the activity from the fan.
Step 4: When the cycle is complete the Sleep8 will turn off automatically so you do not need to be there when the cycle ends. The Sleep8 bag should remained zipped shut for at least an hour after the cleaning cycle has ended. After an hour you may unzip the bag and use your freshly sanitized CPAP equipment.
Sleep8 CPAP Cleaner vs. SoClean
There are other products on the market that work in similar ways to the Sleep8 CPAP sanitizer , including the SoClean 2 CPAP Cleaner and Sanitizer. These devices tend to have some different features and it can be worth comparing to ensure you choose the most suitable CPAP cleaning device for your equipment and your lifestyle.
The SoClean is similar to the Sleep8 in the following ways:
• Both products use the Ozone method of cleaning which means they do not require the use of chemicals or liquids.
• Both products are proven to get rid of pathogens, viruses and bacteria that can cause upper respiratory infections and other health issues.
• Both products are reportedly capable of destroying more than 99% of germs.
The SoClean differs from the Sleep8 in the following ways:
• It consists of a larger, bulkier chamber rather than a bag. Not ideal for travelling, but it means you will fit your equipment inside with great ease.
• It comes with a 30 day trial period which suggests if this is not the right product for you then you have the ability to change your mind.
• It does not specifically say it can be used to sanitize other things, while the Sleep8 guarantees their product can be used to sanitize things like children’s toys and dental equipment.
• The SoClean may require special adapters for certain CPAP models whereas the Sleep8 does not require other adapters for any of the CPAP models.
How much does the Sleep8 cost?
The Sleep8 CPAP Sanitizing Companion System (including the main device, 1 bag, and 1 micro USB charger) costs $219. Additional bags can be purchased for $19.95. It is recommended that you change your bag when you change your CPAP supplies or every 90 days. You can purchase a replacement adapter for $9.95.
What’s included inside the Box ?
The Sleep8 CPAP Sanitizing Companion comes with
The main Sleep8 device
1 sanitizing filter bag
1 micro USB charger
Replacement Sanitizing Filter Bag for Sleep8
This item is a replacement sanitizing filter bag for the Sleep 8 CPAP cleaning device.This bag need to be replaced every 3 months if you are using Sleep8 CPAP sanitizing machine daily. One end of the CPAP tubing is linked to the valve inside the sanitizing filter bag, and the tubing, mask, and humidifier chamber (if any) go right inside.
Using CPAP equipment produces moisture as you breathe into it throughout the night. This creates an environment inside the equipment in which microorganisms and bacteria can thrive. It is for this reason that using a CPAP cleaner such as the Sleep8 is so crucial. It can help keep you healthier and will prolong the useful life of your sleep apnea therapy equipment.
Sleeep8 CPAP cleaner – FAQ
Q: Can an HSA or FSA account be used?
A: Yes, you can utilize your HSA or FSA account. We are payable under 9274.
Q: Can Sleep8 CPAP sanitizer be used to clean the water chamber?
A: Absolutely. If the water chamber is easily removed and dried, it can be added to the filtered bag for sanitizing.
Q: Is ozone safe?
A: Yes. Once ozone, or “activated oxygen” comes in contact with the air it immediately dissipates. When it is concentrated and safely contained inside the Sleep8 bag, it operates as a sanitizing agent to kill live germs and any living particles things. For your protection, the Sleep8 gadget will only work when the Sleep8 filtered bag is properly attached, and the filtered bag should be changed every 3 months.
Q: Why is there a “clean” scent on my mask after disinfecting?
A: The “clean” smell that is often referred to as very similar to the scent air after a heavy rain or thunderstorm. In-fact the scent in both of these cases is triggered by ozone. Ozone takes place naturally after lightning storms, and is also the sanitizing agent we utilize. If you do not like the odor, simply let the pipe sit outside the bag for a while. Further, you can run your CPAP for a couple of minutes prior to you put it on to further reduce the odor.
Q: What is covered under the Sleep8 CPAP cleaner service warranty?
A: The Sleep8 unit guarantee covers manufacturer problems for 18 months; the battery charger service warranty covers product problems for 1 year; and the bag guarantee covers product problems for approximately 3 months.
Q: Should I clean the Sleep8 bag?
A: If the bag ends up being stained, you might wipe it clean with a dry cloth. The bag consists of a filter that needs to be kept dry. The Sleep8’s activated oxygen system completely sanitizes whatever is in the bag, in addition to the interior of the bag itself.
Q: For how long can I use the filtered bag?
A: Sleep8 recommends changing your bag when you change your CPAP products, or every 90 days.
Q: Is Sleep8 covered by insurance?
A: At this time, Sleep8 CPAP cleaner is not covered by insurance . That being said, you can use your HSA/FSA accounts under code 9274 for payment.