CPAP Cleaners: The Best of the Best

Written by
Jason Smith RPSGT
Published on
April 3, 2022 9:08:29 AM PDT April 3, 2022 9:08:29 AM PDTrd, April 3, 2022 9:08:29 AM PDT

CPAP cleaners are an essential tool for CPAP machine owners. 22 million Americans are affected by sleep apnea. If you have a CPAP machine, a CPAP machine cleaner could change the way you perform CPAP machine maintenance.

CPAP cleaning devices come in many styles and prices. Choosing a cleaner that fits your budget and needs is crucial. Fortunately, there are many options to choose from. Let’s discuss what a CPAP machine cleaner is and some of the best products on the market.

What is a CPAP Cleaner?

CPAP cleaners, or sanitizers, use activated oxygen or UV rays to eradicate 99.9% of bacteria and mold in a CPAP machine.

These cleaners are designed to make cleaning CPAP machines simple and easy. If you are looking for a better way to sanitize your CPAP machine, look no further than these CPAP cleaners.

The Clean-Z Sanitizer by Motif

The most affordable entry on this list, the Clean-Z by Motif, packs a powerful punch in an affordable compact package. The Clean-Z uses activated oxygen to sanitize CPAP machines. At just four inches long, and weighing only a few ounces, the Clean-Z is incredibly compact and portable. This CPAP sanitizer is the perfect entry point for someone looking for their first cleaner or the avid traveler looking for a pocket-sized cleaner.


Affordable, begins at around $69.00

Fast acting, cleans CPAP machines in 35 minutes.

Simple operation

Incredibly portable

Terrific customer service


Carbon air filter must be changed every six months

The Lumin Sanitizer

The Lumin sanitizer is one of the best cleaners for CPAP machines. More expensive than the Clean-Z, the Lumin is a larger CPAP sanitizer that cleanses using ultraviolet light. The Lumin boasts an impressive cleaning time of only five minutes. Unfortunately, it is difficult to ensure that the Lumin’s UV rays reach all the surfaces of a CPAP machine.


Lightning fast cleaning ( full cycle in 5 minutes)

No activated oxygen (ozone)

Quiet operation

No filter change require


Not portable

Difficult to clean tubes and hard to reach areas

Higher price point

The Sleep8 Sanitizer

Sleep8 is another terrific cleaner for CPAP machines. Like the Clean-Z, the Sleep8 uses activated oxygen to cleanse CPAP machines.

The Sleep8 packs down into a 4” x 4” travel bag and has an easy-to-use electronic countdown timer, and safety features. The Sleep8 is perfect for travelers who want a more feature-heavy compact CPAP sanitizer.


Cleans all equipment, including hard to reach areas

Portable and travel friendly

Silent operation

Electronic safety features and timer


Long cleaning time

Must let CPAP machine air dry after cleaning

Cleaning bag must be replaced every 90 days

In Summation:

Whether you are looking for a portable CPAP sanitizer and a lightning-fast at-home cleaner, you can satisfy your needs with some stellar options on the market.

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