• By Clay Rollyson
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So many CPAP users have used the SoClean 2 CPAP sanitizing system for years. It was the most simple and automatic method for keeping germs, bacteria, mold and other harmful things out of your CPAP Equipment. Now the SoClean 3 has launched and promises to be the new best option. In this blog we will compare and review the differences and similarities between the two systems. Additionally, we have some very informative links about the safety of Ozone and what the FDA has said about the use of SoClean at the bottom of this article.

Similarities of SoClean 2 and SoClean 3:

SoClean boasts that they have a safe and effective method for sanitizing your CPAP Equipment if used properly. Both the 2 and the 3 have features that ensure you are connected correctly, and that the Ozone is ventilated properly. This is important because ozone (ionized oxygen) can be harmful. Both SoClean models also allow you to run the ozone throughout the internal portions of the mask and tubing. This ensures that none of the bad stuff can hide in the crevices. Both are designed for the nightstand, and both connect directly to your CPAP Equipment.

Similarities Breakdown:

  • Nightstand location– Both are designed to be connected beside your CPAP Equipment. They both also need to be connected to power.
  • Ozone– The SoClean 2 and 3 both use ionized oxygen to kill the bad stuff.
  • Safety Features– The safety features of both are designed to keep the ozone where it is supposed to be.
  • Works internally– They both push the ozone through the internal components of the mask and tubing.

Differences of SoClean 2 and SoClean 3:

Obviously, since both models are in circulation there are reasons why CPAP users might choose one or the other. The differences between these two models will likely be the reason why you choose one or the other. For instance, SoClean 2 is the only one that moves ozone through the water chamber internally. While the SoClean 3 only does the mask and tubing. On another note, SoClean 3 has a different footprint. So, some may find it easier or more difficult to fit on the nightstand. We all know how tight the nightstand can get.

Differences Breakdown:

  • Full ozone intrusion– The SoClean 2 connects to the CPAP humidifier. This allows the ozone to circulate from the water chamber all the way through the mask and tubing. The SoClean 3 only moves the ozone through the mask and tubing.
  • Dimensions– The SoClean 3 checks in at 7.5″ tall x 9.5″ wide x 7″ deep footprint. The SoClean 2 is 8.75″ tall x 7.25″ wide x 7.75″ deep.
  • Progress bar– You can see how far along the SoClean 3 is in its cleaning cycle visually on the top with the progress bar.
  • Safety lock– The SoClean 3 will not allow you to open the lid until the ozone has been reverted. Even if you stop the cleaning cycle.

Can Ozone be bad?

You do not want to breath in ozone. It can be harmful to you physically as well as to CPAP parts over time. However, SoClean stands behind the safety of their devices as long as you use them correctly. This means that you should only use their SoClean parts and follow proper setup and use instructions. However, with the SoClean 2 you will likely have ozone intrusion into the internal components of your CPAP machine. This may cause corrosion or early breakdown of plastic and metal parts. Likely causing a shorter lifespan for your CPAP device. In fact, most manufacturers do not recommend using ozone on their CPAP equipment. They typically recommend mild soap and water. The SoClean 3 does not allow ozone into the CPAP and does not cause this issue.

Click here to read the FDA warning on Ozone CPAP Cleaners

Click here to view FDA voluntary recall notice for SoClean

Click here to read about the use of Ozone on Food and water by NIH

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  • By Clay Rollyson
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The Luna 2 CPAP Machine from react health is a great option for treating Sleep Apnea. It is quiet, reliable and effective. In this blog we will show you how to get the very most out of your Luna 2 CPAP machine. From setup and operation to adjustments and maintenance. We cover it all here for you. Below we will break down everything you need to be successful.

Luna 2 CPAP Quick Setup Instructions:

Setting up your Luna 2 CPAP Machine is super easy but must be done properly if you want it to work properly. The video above does a great job of helping you navigate that process. Below we have a step-by-step layout to show you how to get started on the right foot with your Luna 2 CPAP.

Luna 2 Setup Instructions:

  1. Remove your Luna 2 CPAP from the travel case.
  2. Connect your AC power supply to the power brick converter and to the wall outlet.
  3. Connect your power supply to the Luna 2. Power port is located at the top and back of the CPAP. Be careful to match the plug up correctly to avoid damage to the plug and power port.
  4. Connect your tube to the air outlet on the back and the mask to the other end of the tube.
  5. Pull out your Humidifier chamber and fill to the max line with distilled water. Reinstall the water chamber.
  6. You are now ready to turn on your Luna 2 with the knob on top and enjoy a restful night’s sleep.

Proper Adjustment for your Luna 2 CPAP:

The Luna 2 Setup menu has most of the same adjustments as most other CPAPs. The video above will detail how to access that menu and when to make adjustments. We also detail them below for a quick reference.

Luna 2 CPAP User Settings Adjustments:

  • Humidifier– This adjustment will allow you to add more or less humidity to the air that you are breathing. If you wake up dried out then you should increase this setting. If you wake up and have condensation or water in your tube or mask, then this setting should be decreased.
  • Ramp Time– This is the amount of time the Luna 2 will take to go from your Starting Pressure to your Therapy Pressure.
  • Date– You can set your current date and time here.
  • Time– Set your local time here. This can be a big deal for compliance reports.
  • Brightness– High brightens the screen and low will dim the screen.
  • Mask Type– Set the type of mask that you use. Nasal, Full, or Pillow. The mask setting can affect the operation.

Luna 2 CPAP Maintenance and Cleaning:

If you take care of your Luna 2 CPAP machine, you will likely have years of quiet and effective therapy. The important part is that you maintain it properly. Above you will find a great video demonstrating exactly how to do that. In addition we have a quick list and instructions below.

Luna 2 Maintenance needs:

  • Filter– There is a black foam filter located on the back bottom corner of your CPAP. To access the filter you will remove the housing and pull out the filter. Rinse it well, dry it off and put it back in the housing. Reattach the housing to the back of the CPAP. Failure to clean the filter is the number one reason your Luna 2 CPAP machine will fail.
  • Water Chamber– Wash your water chamber with soap and water weekly. Rinse very well and allow it to air dry. It helps to empty the water chamber every morning after use and refill at night with clean distilled water.
  • Mask and Tubing– Wash your mask and tubing with light dish soap and water. Rinse it very well and allow to fully air dry before use.

Luna 2 Helpful Links:

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  • By Clay Rollyson
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If you have received the AirSense 10 CPAP by ResMed, then you are already on the right track. Your next step is to make sure that you take advantage of all the benefits that this great CPAP provides. In this blog we will give you all that information in bite-sized chunks to make it easy to understand. From setup and settings to maintenance and troubleshooting. We cover it all here.

Setting up your AirSense 10 CPAP:

Setting up your AirSense 10 is very simple but needs to be done correctly. Above, we have a great setup video that will give you awesome step-by-step instructions with visual aid to make the setup very easy. You can also follow the simple steps below to ensure that you are off to a proper start.

Setting up your AirSense 10 CPAP:

  1. Pull your ResMed AirSense 10 from your travel case.
  2. Set it on a level surface close to where you will be sleeping. Usually, a nightstand is best. It is also a good idea for the surface to be close to the same height as your bed.
  3. Attach the AC plug to the converter brick and then connect the other end of the cord to the back of the AirSense 10. It is a yellow receptacle on the lower backside of the CPAP machine.
  4. Now you will attache your tube to the back of the CPAP. If it is a standard tube either end will connect to the CPAP. If it is a heated tube, make sure to insert the hose properly so that the power plug connects into the CPAP machine.
  5. Connect your mask to the other end of the tube.
  6. Next you will open the Humidifier Chamber, fill to the max line with distilled water, close the lid, and slide the water chamber into place on the right side of the CPAP machine.
  7. You are now ready to fit your mask to your face and press the start button on top of the AirSense 10 CPAP for a great night sleep.

Adjusting your AirSense 10 for the Most Comfort:

Now that you have your ResMed AirSense 10 CPAP setup and you have started therapy, you will want to be sure that you understand how to make it work best for your specific needs. Everybody is different and will have different preferences and needs. In the video above and in the details below we will describe those settings and how to adjust them for your success. You will find these settings in the “My Options” selection from your main menu. If you are not seeing some of these settings your allowance may be limited. You can change that with this tutorial here.

AirSense 10 Patient Settings Explanation:

  • Ramp Time– This setting allows you to control the time the AirSense 10 will take to get from your Minimal Starting Pressure to your Therapy Pressure. It is a great way to help you adjust to CPAP Therapy. The higher you set this time the longer you will have at the lower pressure. This can help you fall asleep. It can be adjusted from 0-45 minutes. You also have the “Auto” setting which allows the CPAP to do this on its own, based on your breath rate.
  • Humidity Level– This setting can be adjusted from 0-8. The higher you go the more humidity will be added. Increase this setting if you are dried out. Decrease this setting if you have excess condensation in your mask or tubing. You may be seeing Climate Control and Tube temp settings. We detail those below.
  • Pressure Relief– This setting will help you exhale. If it is on, then the AirSense 10 will reduce the pressure as you exhale. If it is turned off, then there will be no pressure reduction on exhalation.
  • SmartStart– This setting allows the AirSense 10 to turn itself on as soon as you put on your mask and start breathing.
  • Mask– This is where you set the type of mask that you are using. It is an important thing to have set correctly for the sake of the algorithm.
  • Tube– Most AirSense 10 users are equipped with a Slimline 15mm tube. You can change that to a Standard tube if you have changed to the thicker 22mm tube. If you are using a ClimateLine Heated Tube, then the setting will adjust itself for you.
  • Run Mask Fit– This allows you to try on your mask and make adjustments for a proper seal. Start and Stop it from here.
  • Run Warm up– This will pre-heat your water in the humidifier so that it is giving you good humidification right off the bat.
  • Airplane mode– This turns the cell modem on and off.
  • Climate Control– If you have a heated Climateline Tube you will see this setting. You can leave it in Auto mode, and it will adjust the Humidity and Tube Temp on its own for you. You can put it in Manual Mode as well. In that mode you can adjust Humidity as described above. You will also see tube temp which you will adjust up or down to account for condensation. Increase the tube temp to reduce condensation.

AirSense 10 Maintenance and Cleaning:

Hopefully you are now off to a great start to CPAP Therapy on your AirSense 10. Over time you will have to make sure that you keep it running properly. This involves keeping up with a few disposable parts as well as a few parts that will need periodic cleaning. Check out the video above or the parts detail below for a quick overview.

AirSense 10 parts to maintain:

  • Humidifier Chamber– The water tank on the AirSense 10 will last 6-12 months if maintained. Clean with mild dish soap and water weekly. Empty every morning and let it air-dry. Only use distilled water in the tank. View replacement water chambers here.
  • Intake Filter– On the left side of this CPAP there is a little vented door. You can flap that door down to expose a small white filter. This is a disposable filter that should be checked weekly and changed at the first sign of discoloration or dust. You can buy more filters here.
  • Tube and Mask– The tubing and mask need to be washed at least once per week with mild dish soap and warm water. Rinse very well and allow to air dry completely before reconnecting.

AirSense 10 CPAP Helpful Links:

AirSense 10 Clinical Menu Adjustment

Upgrade Sleep Report on AirSense 10

Using AirSense 10 without water chamber

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