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New SoClean 2 CPAP cleaning and sanitizing machine

A lean, mean sanitizing machine designed to thoroughly clean and sanitize CPAP equipment

Boston, MA – October 01, 2013 —Today, Better Rest Solutions (BRS) announced the launch of their second generation Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) cleaning and sanitizing machine—the SoClean® 2. The SoClean 2 CPAP sanitizing machine uses safe, natural, activated oxygen (ozone) to thoroughly sanitize the entire CPAP system by eliminating mold, bacteria, and viruses it comes in contact with.

The SoClean 2 destroys 99.9% of bacteria, viruses, and mold, is completely automated and sanitizes without any messy chemicals or water. Like the original SoClean unit, the SoClean 2 sanitizes and disinfects CPAP accessories such as the mask, hose, and water reservoir without needing to take the CPAP equipment apart. The SoClean 2 offers full and complete sanitizing for the daily chore of cleaning equipment.

Among some of the new features in the next generation unit are a new sleek design with a smaller footprint, built-in clock display, enhanced automation, indicator lights throughout the cycle, left or right hose insertion option, and an intuitive, easy filter cartridge system.

According to the World Health Organization approximately 100 million people worldwide have Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) or sleep apnea. With the rapid growth for CPAP therapy, a CPAP machine may not be the first item that comes to mind when you consider the dirtiest surfaces in your household. But scientists say that some of the filthiest places in our home are where we would least expect.

Some of the dirtiest surfaces in the home are the ones we forget to clean. According to Dr. Chuck Gerba, a microbiologist from the University of Arizona, there are about 200 times more fecal bacteria on the average cutting board than the toilet seat. Even dirtier than the surfaces we forget to clean are the surfaces that provide an ideal home for bacteria. The wet environment in a kitchen sponge, for example, is home to some 10 million bacteria per square inch. But what about the warm, humid environment of CPAP equipment?

A study conducted by Dr. Sandra Horowitz of Brigham Women’s Hospital concluded that CPAP masks are a source of microbial contamination. CPAP equipment, commonly used as treatment for sleep apnea, should be washed daily. But researchers reported that a variety of bacteria were found inside CPAP masks, even the pathogen Staph aureus.

While hand washing with soap is generally accepted as the best way to clean CPAP equipment, this daily process is often neglected. Many CPAP users simply forget to clean their equipment, allowing bacteria and fungus to compound inside.

“We are proud to announce the launch of our next generation SoClean 2. It has been a year in the making and we are happy to offer this product to the millions of CPAP users that need to stay healthy,” said Mike Schmidt, President of BRS. “We are dedicated to help spread awareness of sleep apnea and to encourage CPAP users to maintain clean and sanitized CPAP equipment to help keep them healthier and living longer as well.”

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About Better Rest Solutions:

Better Rest Solutions (BRS) started in July of 2011 and was founded in Uxbridge, Massachusetts by Michael Schmidt. The company was started with a gigantic goal of bringing better rest to everyone on the planet. How that was going to be accomplished was led by the inventor and engineer, Tim Leyva, who helped bring the goal to life by introducing the SoClean® device. BRS specializes and focuses on those who suffer with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). More than 100 million people worldwide suffer from Sleep Apnea and the majority of those who are diagnosed use CPAP therapy to treat their sleeping disorder.

As a company, we are empathetic to those who suffer with sleep apnea and sleeping disorders. Most who work for BRS either suffer from OSA or a sleep disorder, or their loved ones live with it. At BRS we love our customers and know what they are dealing with and this fuels our passion to develop products that make people sleep better. We are currently engineering new, innovative technologies and are excited where it will lead BRS into the future.

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