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Great product, none better on the market - Advise from a 7 year sleep apnea CPAP / VPAP users...
Reviewed in the United States on October 15, 2015
Please READ! This is a perfect product and a very cheap investment. There may be others just as good, but none better on the market today.
I'm 47, and have been a CPAP user for 7 years. I've never smoked by grew up in a household that did, and I've had breathing issues, bronchitus, and bouts with numonia often. If you don't replace or clean your tubing regularly, you will get sick. When the insurance companies stopped sending replacement tubes to cut costs, I stopped replacing and shortly after got sick. My doctor smacked me up side the head, told me it wasn't a scam and I really did need to replace or clean the tubes (duh). Being cheap, I cleaned them religiously for about 18 months, but then got smarter than my doctor AGAIN and figured I was wasting my time. As you can guess, I learned the lesson twice, and got sick a second time.
I currently use a ResMed S9 VPAP, and use this brush for both my slimline and climatecontrol tubing.
Perfect sized brush head is wide enough to REALLY clean the tubes, but loose enough that I can pull it through without damaging the tubing. The head is long enough that it DOESNT get stuck, but keeps good tension. the metal wire is a good quality metal, tight wound, and has the perfect rigidity to do what it is suposed to do.
My Cleaning Method:
Add 2-3 inches of hot soapy water in a bathtub, fill the tubing with the hot soapy water, and let it soak 3-5 minutes. Straighten the tubing a bit keeping it filled with water, feed the brush wire BACKWARDS (non brush head first) through the tubing, then pull the brush through. I repeat for a total of 2 times, but I'm sure more won't hurt! Hang the brush and the tubing to dry.
You can buy the special cleaning soaps, but I use baby shampoo, shampoo from hotels that I've accumulated, and even cheap stuff from the Dollar Store. For the most part they all have fewer chemicals, make less suds, disolve easily, that leave less residue.
From one sleep apnea user to another, I hope my review helps you stay healthy and makes your buying process simple. Good luck, God bless.