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Better Rest Solutions’ New Innovative Product SoClean™ Sanitizes CPAP Masks and Machines Cleaning the Bacteria that is Making People Sick

by / Thursday, 24 January 2013 / Published in Cleaning and Comfort, Press Releases

CPAP equipment can harbor microbial contamination that ordinary cleaning cannot fully remove. These contaminates can make the CPAP user sick from the harmful germs and bacteria that develop on the mask, in the hose, and in the reservoir. Better Rest Solutions’ innovative technology has brought CPAP sanitization to a whole new level with their automated SoClean™ device. The SoClean sanitizing device automatically completes the daily chore of sanitizing a CPAP mask, hose, and reservoir without any disassembly. It uses activated oxygen to eliminate any mold, bacteria, and viruses it comes in contact with.

Activated oxygen is formed when a third atom of oxygen (O), is linked to the oxygen we breathe (O2), forming a new molecule (O3). This new molecule has the amazing ability to destroy organisms through oxidation. While activated oxygen is very powerful, it also has a very short half life cycle. After being generated by the SoClean device, it reverts back into the breathable oxygen in about two hour’s time.

As the SoClean unit generates activated oxygen, it’s pumped directly into the humidifier reservoir through the hose and fitting that have been connected to the system. The activated oxygen passes through and sanitizes the reservoir and the water within it, it then travels through the main hose, eliminating germs as it goes. It then passes through the mask and is released into the sealed chamber that holds it. At this point, the interior and exterior of the mask is exposed to, and sanitized by the activated oxygen. Finally, the activated oxygen is released by the SoClean – but not before passing through a filter that converts it back into breathable oxygen. All activated oxygen generated by the cleaning process is safely contained within a closed system. Neither the outside environment, nor the CPAP’s delicate electronics are exposed.

“To be candid, I had doubts when I bought this device and took a chance and tried it. It sounded too good to be true that the cleaning of my equipment could be so easy and automatic. I’ve used it for 2 months now and fully recommend it. No joke—Better Rest Solutions has the best customer service I’ve seen in years. I had questions before ordering, they answered quickly and kept track of the concerns I had before ordering, and then checked in on me afterwards to make sure everything was resolved,” said Thomas Zito, SoClean end-user.

With over 12 million Americans diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and an estimate of millions more whom have not yet been diagnosed, the use of CPAP therapy is growing exponentially. OSA is a syndrome caused by obstruction of the upper airway. It is characterized by repetitive pauses in breathing during sleep, despite the effort to breathe, and is usually associated with a reduction in blood oxygen saturation. These pauses in breathing, called “apneas,” typically last 20 to 40 seconds. Symptoms are wide in range however the most common are unexplained daytime sleepiness, restless sleep, and loud snoring (with periods of silence followed by gasps). OSA can put people at risk for high blood pressure, obesity, stroke, and heart disorders, amongst many others.

In order to treat OSA, many that suffer with the syndrome utilize CPAP therapy to positively push air and pressure through a mask to help open up the airway for healthy breathing. CPAP therapy presents a challenge of cleaning the CPAP equipment properly, to minimize the exposure to pathogens that may result from inadequate cleaning. In order to keep the mask clean, typically the user has to take apart the mask and clean it as well as clean the hose and reservoir. With the SoClean sanitizing device, that process has now been eliminated.

“Our goal here at Better Rest Solutions is to enhance and improve the sleep experience and overall health of those with sleep disorders and the partners that are compliant to their therapy as well. If that requires innovation, we are up for the task,” said Michael Schmidt, President of Better Rest Solutions.

Moreover, he adds, “Quite frankly, there is nothing else like the SoClean available today. It is truly unique. Whether it is for the home user, or in an institutional setting, we feel that it will soon become the gold-standard for CPAP sanitizing.”

This holiday season is the perfect time to take care of a loved one. For more information on Better Rest Solutions and the SoClean device, visit: http://www.soclean.com

Ordering Information:
To order the SoClean, order directly from Better Rest Solutions at http://www.soclean.com. Or contact CareFusion by phone at 800.582.7458 or by email at tiarasales@carefusion.com.

About Better Rest Solutions:
Many of the employees at Better Rest Solutions either have, or have a close family member who has obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Their personal insight into this condition is part of the foundation that they have built their company on. They are dedicated to providing relief for OSA sufferers and are proud to be offering the SoClean as a way to get the most out of CPAP therapy. Besides the health benefits connected with using germ-free equipment, there is a peace of mind that comes from knowing that the end-user’s CPAP equipment is as safe as can be.

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