Check out our most recent video on the Best Choices for CPAP Cleaners. Learn about Ozone CPAP Cleaners, UV CPAP Cleaners and the safety of using these CPAP Cleaners on your CPAP Machine.
What types of CPAP Cleaners are available?
We classify CPAP Cleaners into 3 separate categories: Integrated Ozone CPAP Cleaners, Isolated Ozone CPAP Cleaners, and UV CPAP Cleaners. So for 2021 we are here to give you our Top Picks for each CPAP Cleaner Category.
Integrated Ozone CPAP Cleaner Pick
We define the Integrated Ozone CPAP Cleaner as one that remains connected to your CPAP device on a semi-permanent basis. Basically, these are the CPAP Cleaners that come with adapters that allow a direct connection to the CPAP Machine. Some examples of this type of CPAP Cleaner would be the SoClean, the Zoey, or any of the other options like that out there on the market. For our top CPAP Cleaner choice we took into account quite a few things. The main criteria were: ease of use, effectiveness, and safety, amongst many other experience-related concerns that we have compiled over the years. That is why we came to the choice of the SoClean 2 as our Top Pick for Integrated Ozone CPAP Cleaner for 2021. That doesn’t mean that the other options in this category aren’t good or are not a good fit for you. It just means that they did not check quite as many boxes on our criteria list as the other options on out list.
The SoClean 2 is probably not new to you. Unless you have been under a rock, you know that even Captain Kirk uses the SoClean 2. The truth is that the SoClean is an industry leader for a reason (yes much of it is due to great marketing), and it has defined the Integrated Ozone CPAP Cleaner category for many years now. They have put a ton of effort into making sure that their product is Safe and Effective, by employing private lab testing on efficacy and safety of the SoClean CPAP Cleaner. Additionally the SoClean has patented processes that make it the only Integrated Ozone CPAP Cleaner option that can do what it does. The ability to tie the SoClean directly to your CPAP with their adapters makes this CPAP Cleaner the most set-it and forget-it option out there. Once you have your SoClean connected to your CPAP there is very little left to do other than drop in your mask and press the Start Button. In fact, you can actually schedule the unit to turn itself on so that you don’t even have to press the start button on this CPAP Cleaner.
Isolated CPAP Cleaner Top Pick
First and foremost, an Isolated CPAP Cleaner is defined as a one that does not adapt or attach to your CPAP Machine on a permanent basis. In most cases these models require you to take the disposable parts like the tubing, mask and water chamber off of the CPAP and put it in a bag or chamber for cleaning separate from the CPAP Machine. They are usually a little more work than the Integrated Options, but can provide other really nice advantages like portability and easy storage. For this category we took a few things into account as well. The most important features were: safety, effectiveness, durability, portability, and user-friendly design. There are so many options in this category and coming up with our top CPAP Cleaner here was difficult. However, we decided that the Sleep8 was the best choice for this category.
The Sleep8 has been around for a couple years now and has really caught on as a popular option. In the Isolated category there are a ton of options (most of which are junk) so finding just one was not an easy task. The things that set the Sleep8 apart are really all a results of good craftsmanship. First and foremost the Sleep8 is very reliable/durable. We have sold a bunch of other models in this category and many of them have not done well over time. We are pleased to say that we have sold tons of Sleep8 CPAP Cleaners, and I can count the number of broken units on my fingers. Additionally, Sleep8 has put in the effort to make sure that they have been independently verified by US Labs to be Safe and Effective. Not many others can say that. One other really nice deal about the Sleep8 is the travel friendly design. The unit is only 5.25″ Long x 3.25″ Wide x 2.25″ Tall. Making it one of the smallest on the market. Plus the sterile bag is easily folded up and stowed away if you are on the road. This has been a great CPAP Cleaner for truck drivers especially. Another great Feature is the fact that you do not need any adapters at all. Whether you are using heated tubing or use a travel CPAP…. not adapters needed. The final feature that we really appreciated is that there is no Ozone Intrusion into your CPAP Machine. Most of the CPAP Cleaners out there force Ozone back into the CPAP Machine which can cause damage over time. The only real downside that we have noted on the Sleep8 CPAP Cleaner is the manual process of removing your tubing and water chamber for cleaning. While it is a manual process, that makes it a little less appealing to the set-it and forget-it crowd, it does only take 30 seconds to do.
UV CPAP Cleaner Top Pick
UV CPAP Cleaners have been around for a while as well. They are typically a pretty simple design that includes a UV light in a confined area to kill anything growing on your CPAP Equipment. There are not as many models in this arena, but there are a few good ones. It is important to remember that to properly disinfect the junk growing in your CPAP Equipment, the UV light must touch the area that you are trying to disinfect. That means that if the cleaner you are buying isn’t project light from all angles, it is probably not doing a good job. The model that we have selected does an incredible job at making sure the UV light hits all surfaces of the CPAP Equipment that you put in it. For this choice wo took quite a few things into account including: size, safety, effectiveness, longevity, and options. Our pick is a new-comer for the industry, but has quickly gained popularity. Introducing the Liviliti Paptizer.
The Liviliti Paptizer has some great features that make it an exceptional choice in the UV CPAP Cleaner category. It has one of the largest cleaning chambers without sacrificing any counter space. The outside dimensions are 11.89″ x 10.59″ x 6.06″ and the the inside dimensions are 9.45″ x 7.68″ x 4.72″. No wasted space. The Paptizer features 40 UVC-LED bulbs that surround the inside of the cleaner. This makes sure that the UV light is hitting the CPAP Equipment that you put inside from all angles. Many others in this category only have one bulb at the top of the device with mirrored sides for reflection. The biggest differentiating factor though was the 3 different run options on the Paptizer. It has the option of a quick 3 minute UV cycle, Clean and Store option, or the Clean, Dry and Store option. This gives you the ability not only to quickly sterilize your CPAP Equipment, but also to keep it clean and dry until you are ready to use it. On top of all that, the Paptizer can be used on a ton of other household items like remote controls, phones, toothbrushes, etc. So this really is a very dynamic option.
There are a ton of CPAP Cleaners to choose from. These are the 3 that we recommend the most. That does not mean that they have to be the best for you. We would be happy for you to check out all of the CPAP Cleaner options that we have online. As always feel free to reach out to us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), phone (813-704-6038), or chat online.