SnuggleHose Cover (Darker Blue - 10 Foot)

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SnuggleHose Cover (For 10 Foot Hose)

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is CPAP tubing/CPAP hose?

CPAP tubing and CPAP hose are interchangeable terms. CPAP hoses/tubing are used for two main purposes: either to connect the machine or humidifier to the CPAP mask, or to connect the machine to a humidifier.

Machine to Mask Hose. Machine to mask hoses are the standard hose used with most therapy setups. The hose is connected to the air outlet of either the machine or humidifier and connects to the CPAP mask to deliver the airflow to the mask. There are three types of machine to mask hoses:

  • Standard/Performance Hose. A Standard 6 foot hose come included with each CPAP machine purchase. The port connections on all CPAPs, humidifiers and masks are a standard size, so a standard CPAP hose will fit on all. Standard hoses are also available in 8 foot and 10 foot sizes. There are lighter hoses available that were designed to be more flexible and put less pull on the CPAP mask.CPAP Performance Tubing
  • Hose with Sensor Line. A few auto-titrating CPAPs and Bilevels require a pressure line sensor to detect breathing patterns and pressure needs. (The machines that require the tubing pictured have been discontinued.) Sensor Line Tubing
  • Heated Hose. A heated CPAP hose contains copper coils embedded in or wrapped around it. These coils conduct a constant temperature through the hose. Heated hoses can only be used with specific machines.Heated Hose

Humidifier Hose. Humidifier hoses connect a CPAP machine to a stand alone humidifier to deliver airflow from the machine to the mask. Humidifier hoses are shorter than standard hoses. They come in either 18 or 24 inches.
18 in Humidifier Hose

Are all CPAP hoses the same?

All CPAPs use basically the same hose, but there may be additions that are necessary to operate certain machines.

A standard CPAP hose is six feet long. The ports on all CPAPs, humidifiers and masks are a standard size and so a standard CPAP hose will fit on all. The best hoses are smooth-bored for less noise.

Many auto-titrating CPAPs and bilevels require a pressure line senor to detect breathing patterns and pressure needs. The sensor may be in the form of an adapter with narrow tubing attached, or narrow tubing threaded inside the six foot hose. In both cases, one end of the narrow tubing is plugged into the machine. Those machines will not operate without the pressure line sensor.

There are certain delivery devices, such as the Comfort Curve, which require a special CPAP hose, too.

What is a heated CPAP hose?

A heated CPAP hose contains copper coils embedded in, or wrapped around, the hose. These coils are gently heated to conduct a constant temperature throughout the length of the hose. This enhances the comfort of the therapy and reduces or eliminates rainout caused by the water compensating as it travels through the hose to the mask.

Heated hoses are more expensive alternatives to cloth tubing insulation, but they prevent rainout in nearly all cases. The ComfortLine Heated Tubing Kit is a stand alone option that can be used with any machine to prevent rainout and increase delivered humidification.
Hybernite Rainout Control System
Some manufacturers have developed heated hoses to work specifically with select machines in their product lines. The ClimateLine Tubing is used with S9 and H5i Climate Control System machines.
ClimateLine Tubing
The following video shows how to install a ClimateLine hose on a S9 Series Machine with H5i Heated Humidifier:



The PR System One Heated Tube is used with PR System One 60 Series CPAP Machines.
PR System One Heated Tube
The ThermoSmart Heated Hose is used with Fisher & Paykel 600 Series machines.
ThermoSmart Heated Hose

What is a hose cover?

A hose cover is placed over the hose in order to insulate the hose and to make the hose more comfortable. The simplest and most cost effective way to insulate a CPAP hose is to wrap it in an insulating fabric. This enables the hose to remain flexible and adds little weight.

Companies such as Snugglehose provide a cost effective tubing insulation available in several colors and styles. Not only will the covers reduce or eliminate rainout, they also provide a more personal and less institutionalized appearance. An example of a Snugglehose is shown below.

Snugglehose

What is rainout?

Rainout is the accumulation of water in a CPAP tube due to warm moist air cooling on its way from your CPAP machine to your CPAP mask.

Solutions to rainout include raising the temperature of your bedroom, insulating your tubing with a Snugglehose, or purchasing a CPAP machine with an integrated heated hose.

How do I clean a CPAP hose?

Your CPAP hose will last longer if it is detached every morning and hung to air dry.

Drying the hose each morning will also prevent bacteria from growing in the damp interior and help reduce the possibility of colds and other health issues. Remember, what is in the hose goes into the airway.

If you are not drying the hose daily, then be sure to replace the hose very frequently as negative health issues will result!
Hose care tips:

  • Remove the hose by gripping the end or cuff, not the hose itself
  • Hang the hose to dry after each use
  • Wash hose weekly to avoid residue and maintain health
  • Protect the hose from curious pets

Hose care tools:
  • A Hose Quick Connect helps the tube to easily disconnect from the humidifier
  • The Tube Cleaning System is a tube care kit to rinse, soak and dry the hose.
  • The CPAP Tube Brush Second Gen is used to scrub the inside of a tube. It is available for both slim line and standard diameter hoses.
  • A SnuggleHose Cover wraps the length of the tube in soft fleece material. Although it's intention is to help reduce rain out (water collecting in the tube) many CPAP users report it detours pets from using the hose as a chew toy. The SnuggleHose is available for 6 foot; 8 foot and 10 foot hoses.

How often should I replace my CPAP hose?

CPAP hoses can last a long time, sometimes up to a year if taken care of properly.

Signs of wear include dry, cracked places on the inside lining or on the rubber ends; "stretch marks" near the rubber ends; mineral deposits or mold from water left inside the hose; or a visible puncture or tear in the material.

How do I avoid getting tangled in CPAP hoses?

There are a few ways to keep from getting tangled up in your CPAP tubing. Try running your CPAP hose behind the headboard of your bed. There are also several types of suspension systems we carry here at CPAP.com. You can see the different types of Hose Management Systems under our Comfort & Cleaning section. An example of a hose management system, the CPAP Hose Lift System, is shown below. CPAP Hose Lift System

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