The Hose Lift System suspends a CPAP tube above the user, preventing the hose from becoming entangled or tugging on the CPAP mask during sleep. Made of aluminum, the hose lift is one of the lightest and most compact hose management systems available. The Hose Lift is suitable for both home and travel. Weighing just 8 ounces, it will fit in most any CPAP travel bag.
The Hose Loop accommodates CPAP tubing even when using a Hose Cover.
As of January 2010, the Hose Lift comes packaged with a Mask Hook that allows the CPAP mask to be hung on the post when not in use.
When set up, the height of the CPAP Hose Lift is 37'' from the base to the top of the mast.
Installation and Use of the Hose Lift System:
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 condensing 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 Hybernite Rainout Control System is a stand alone option that can be used with any machine to prevent rainout and increase delivered humidification.
Some manufacturers have developed heated hoses to work specifically with select machines in their product lines. The ClimateLineAir™ Heated Tube for AirSense™ 10 and AirCurve™ 10 Machines is an example of a heated hose used by the AirSense™ 10 and AirCurve™ 10 Machines.
Here are some heated hoses we carry:
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:
Hose care tools:
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. Also, there are 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. One example is the HoseBuddy Tangle Free CPAP Hose Suspension System:
It keeps long hoses from tugging on your mask.
Had to tie it to the bed post to stabilize it. Otherwise, it does exactly what I wanted it... to do. more...
I switched from a mask to nose pillows and had a problem with the hose dislodging the nose pillows when... I adjusted the bed covers or when I rolled over. I found this and bought one immediately. It suspends the hose above you allowing you to roll side to side without dislodging the nose pillows. I bought a second for my traveling CPAP. I also convinced to friends to try the pillows with this lift system. They both love it. I would not do without it. more...
Helps keep the hose in place when I toss and turn. If condensation forms, it's less likely due to... gravity to make it up the tube and back down into my nose. It's also very well-designed, light weight, and travel friendly. I use it all the time. I'd buy another one if I had to do it all over again. more...
I really like this hose lift, it helps keep the hose from getting tangled up. However, it kept falling... over on me because the plastic part on the bottom wasn't secured well to the pole. I bought two of these and had the same problem with both, so I think it's a design flaw. However, after experimenting with duct tape, I decided just to use some strong glue to keep the pole in the plastic bottom piece, and it has been working great like that for months. I've also tried the hose hanging system where you use tape to secure the strap to your headboard, but I travel a lot and 1) it doesn't work well over time, and 2) it's very easy to forget. This lift, on the other hand, works very well, and folds up nicely to fit in my CPAP bag. more...
First off, I have to say that this product is a great idea and how it assembles and folds away... is ingenious. My problem is that the final "stick" does not fit well into the receiver in the base, causing the unit to flop over continually, making it worthless. For this amount of money the product should be flawless, and since it isn't, I suggest you just purchase a 3M Command removable hook and strip system, and use a rubber band to hold your hose out of the way. Much cheaper, and in this case, much more effective. more...