CPAP Sanitizers: Sleep8 vs SoClean

Germs are everywhere and that includes your CPAP machine and accessories. The Sleep8 and SoClean devices are here to keep your equipment free of these germs that cause illness and infections. Read our reviews of these 2 great products and decide on your own which one is right for you.

Here is a brief breakdown and comparison of both the Sleep8™ and SoClean™  CPAP sanitizing devices.

What is the price? $348 $229
What is the size? 13”x 6.75”x 7.25” 6.25”x 4.5”x 3.25”
What is the weight? 8 lbs. .6 lbs. (10 oz.)
Is the device travel sized? No, but there is a travel-sized version, the SoClean™ 2 Go Yes, the device is the size of a handheld camera.
How does the device work? Activated Oxygen (ozone) fills the chamber of the device sanitizing all contents inside. Activated Oxygen (ozone) fills the sanitizing bag, therefore cleansing all the contents inside.
What does the device sanitize? Water chamber, hose, and CPAP mask, including the cushion & headgear. Water chamber, hose, and CPAP mask, including the cushion & headgear.
Can the device sanitize a BiPAP? Yes, all types of CPAP machines are compatible. Yes, all types of CPAP machines are compatible.
How long does the sanitizing process take? Between 2 ½ to 3 hours Less than an hour
Does the device require extra equipment, like adapters? Yes, specific adapters are needed depending on the machine and/or mask No, no additional equipment is required for this device
What kind of filters does the device use? Standard cartridge filters Charcoal filters
Does the device ship internationally? No, the SoClean™ ships only within the US and Canada Yes, the Sleep8™ can be shipped internationally.

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Sleep8™ Device

This sanitation kit is for your CPAP mask, tubing and water chamber tub. Sleep8™ uses water-less activated oxygen (ozone) to kill more than 99% of germs. The ozone even sanitizes areas where UV light can’t reach. The same sanitizing technology is used in water sanitation, hospitals, food industries, and skincare companies.

Just press start and Sleep8™ will do the rest. Once your CPAP is fully sanitized, it automatically turns off. The sanitation process takes less than an hour. This device is compatible with any CPAP or BiPAP device, as well as any tubing including heated tubing.

Special Features of the Sleep8™

  • Sanitizing Bag: The bag is made of materials that enhance the sanitation process. It is recommended to replace the bag every 3-6 months due to the built-in charcoal filter wearing out.
  • Hose Valve: A valve located inside the sanitizing bag that connects the CPAP hose to the Sleep8.
  • Filter: Device filter is a charcoal filter.
  • Battery: Device runs off a rechargeable battery. A fully charged battery lasts for 3 cleanings.
  • Charger: Typical outlet charger with USB connection.
  • Sleep8™ screen: An easy-to-read screen with battery signal, two-digit time remaining indicator, fan running indicator, and bag connection indicator.

Sleep8™ Specs

  • Mode of Operation: CPAP and B-Level Use
  • Warranty: 18 month for device; 12 months for charger; 3 months for bag
  • Filters: charcoal; non replaceable
  • DC Power: Uses Micro USB power adapter
  • US Shipping Cost: Free
  • Travel Sized: Yes, the device is great for travel!
  • Battery Power: Yes
  • RX Required?: No
  • Insurance Codes: 9274
  • FAA Approved: Yes
  • International Shipping: Yes
  • Condition: New

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SoClean CPAP Cleaner™

The SoClean™  is not travel-sized, but a travel size is available, the SoClean™ 2 Go. The full-size version requires a plug, whereas the travel version runs off AA batteries. The device can clean your entire CPAP system at once, including the headgear for your mask! The unit connects with all types of PAP equipment. Adapters are sold for CPAP, Bi-PAP, BPAP, and VPAP machines. The device is very low-maintenance, only requiring you to replace the filter and check-valve assembly every 6 months.

The SoClean™ pumps the ozone through the entire system, and within a couple of hours your CPAP system is clean. A great feature is being able to “set” the device to begin the cleaning process every day at the same time. Therefore, if you want your mask freshly sanitized before use, you program the system to begin around 3 hours before your normal bedtime.

SoClean™ Special Features

  • Sanitizing Chamber: Sealed chamber where the CPAP supplies are placed to be sanitized.
  • Power: DC cord for plug-in power. Travel version runs off AA batteries.
  • Accessible Front Buttons: Buttons that include Clock Set, Disinfecting Time Set, Manual Control, and Decrease/Increase.
  • Display: Screen that displays the Time, Length of Cycle, and Cycle Start Time.
  • Adapters: Adapters specific to the type of CPAP machine.
  • Filter: Standard cartridge filter.
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Travel Version

SoClean™ Specs

  • Warranty: 1 year manufacturer warranty
  • Special User Features: Sanitizer
  • Filters: SoClean™ filter (installed)
  • Electrical Requirements: Electrical: 12 Vdc Cord Length 3 ft.
  • Actual Weight: 8 lbs
  • US Shipping Cost: Free
  • Dimensions: Dimension: 13”l x 6.75”w x 7.25”h
    Insurance Codes: E1399
  • International Shipping: No
  • Condition: New

Either Way, You can’t go Wrong

The two devices above are top of the line for keeping your CPAP supplies sanitized, and in great working order. It appears ozone cleaning is still the way to go. One, you are not forced to waste time piling your supplies into a sink full of soapy water and start scrubbing! Two, the process is more efficient than soap and water anyway.

The Price of the Sleep8™ is significantly lower than the SoClean™. However, both products are more than worthy of their costs for the comfort in knowing that your CPAP equipment is sanitized and safe to use.

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Check out our blog post comparing the SoClean™ and the VirtuCLEAN

About the Author


Jason Smith is recognized by the board of polysomnographic technologists (BRPT) as a registered polysomnographic technologist (RPSGT) since 2003. He is also Director of Clinical Operations for 6 multi-state sleep diagnostic facilities including the nation’s largest 20 bed sleep disorder testing center. Jason has also been a Co-Author with two research publications featured in Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.