September 13, 2016 08:00 ET

CPAP Cleaning Device Saves Apnea Sufferers Over 60 Hours Every Year

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 13, 2016) - Sleep apnea is a costly disease. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recently reported a financial burden of approximately $149.6 billion for undiagnosed sufferers of sleep apnea. This dollar amount includes costs due to lost productivity, workplace accidents, motor vehicle accidents, and health care expenses, the calculations revealed.

The cost extends into the amount of time apnea sufferers are wasting each year cleaning their CPAP cleaning devices. According to a recently published infographic by SoClean Inc., a Massachusetts CPAP sanitizing company, the average time it takes to clean a CPAP machine is 10 minutes a day, which roughly translates to over 60 hours every year.

SoClean Inc. provides a solution to this everyday problem. It allows CPAP wearers to treat their sleep apnea without spending unnecessary time manually cleaning the machine. With the SoClean 2 CPAP Cleaner and Sanitizer, handling time is decreased to the few seconds it takes to drop the CPAP into the SoClean 2 and let it do all the work.

Creator Tim Leyva and company president Michael Schmidt identified challenges early on that CPAP users faced when cleaning their equipment. Due to the time-consuming activity, many users failed to fully comply with thorough sanitizing, leading to increased health problems.

"Poor sleep is a real health issue in this country and affects millions of Americans. We want to raise awareness about the importance of finding solutions for the ever-growing needs for sleep apnea sufferers. Whether that's saving them time, money, or their health, we continue to dedicate our efforts towards innovation and improvement for all," said Schmidt.

The company introduced the SoClean CPAP Cleaner and Sanitizer to the market in February 2012, a machine which ensures elimination of 99.9% of all CPAP bacteria. Following a "drop and go" method of cleaning, people who suffer from sleep apnea have one less thing to worry about when it comes to their daily routine.

The SoClean 2 gives value back to the consumer. Based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, an average of five hours of day is spent on leisure activity, including watching TV, socializing, and using the computer. True numbers per individual may fall well below this daily calculation, making the importance of 10 minutes saved significant.

CPAP machines increase air pressure in the throat to prevent collapse of the airway, which allows the sleeper to breathe more easily. Due to the assembly, they can create bacteria buildup which could lead to serious respiratory infections. For more information about the SoClean 2 CPAP Cleaner and Sanitizer and to view the infographic, visit:

About SoClean

Founded in 2011, SoClean Inc. improves the health and wellness of people who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea and other sleep disorders. The SoClean CPAP 2 Cleaner and Sanitizer aid the millions of CPAP users properly care for their equipment in a convenient way.