Better Rest Solutions’ New Product SoClean™ Sanitizes CPAP Masks and Devices that Can Lead to Sinus Infections
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) can cause many negative effects for the end-user. The air pressure from the CPAP tends to dry out the sinuses, which causes irritation and congestion thus increasing mucous production. This can lead to obstructed breathing and make the end-user feel as if they have a head cold. Additionally, sinus infections can develop due to bacteria and viruses that are built up in the CPAP equipment due to insufficient cleaning methods. Until now.
Better Rest Solutions’ innovative technology has brought CPAP sanitation 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 dis-assembly. 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 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.
“Before using this machine, I had a nagging cough and often got bronchitis. All of that cleared up after I started using the SoClean,” 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 you 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 end-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, “One thing I can say is that we have enjoyed hearing from our customers that there is a side benefit to using the SoClean—their improved health. We designed the device to make a tedious task easy and hoped that if people kept their equipment sanitized, they would see good results. It is exciting to hear from so many that this is the case.”
It is time to take care of a loved one. Their health depends on it. For more information on Better Rest Solutions and the SoClean device, visit: http://www.soclean.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. 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.