CozyHoze BOSS Hose Management System
To remove the Command Adhesive Strips, hold the wall mounted hook base and slowly pull the adhesive tab Straight Down, about six inches until adhesive releases. Always use replacement 3M Poster Command Strips part# TM-17025.
Call or email CPAP.com to obtain a Return Authorization Number if exercising this option.
The wall mounted hook should be placed about 2 feet (22 to 28 inches) above your pillow and about 6 inches off center from the middle of the bed. Use the alcohol prep wipe to clean the surface and allow for the area to dry. Remove the protective backing for the adhesive strip and apply to the base of the wall mounted hook with pull tab extending below the narrow part of the hook base. Remove the black cover from the Command Adhesive strip and apply to cleaned surface with the narrow part of hook base (and pull tab) pointing down. Allow 20 minutes for adhesive to set.
The Velcro loops can be installed around a SnuggleHose or similar hose cover. Attach Reel #1 to your hose approximately 18 to 24 inches from the mask. Once installed, the mask should hang about six inches above the pillow. Attach and adjust Reel #2 further away from Reel #1, depending on the weight. The heavier your mask and hose (including hose covers), the closer the Velcro Strap on Reel #2 should be installed to the Velcro Strap on Reel #1. You will have more tension the closer the two Velcro straps are together. Reels are designed to provide light tension and should not fully retract when the system is in operation.
The CozyHose Boss has had a green and blue emblem. The color of the emblem does not affect the the performance of the product.
Machine to Mask Hose. A hose is connected to the air outlet of either the machine or humidifier and it connects to the CPAP mask to deliver the airflow to the mask. In the past, the hose used to connect a machine to mask was a standard size. Today, there are a number of different hose options. There are three types of machine to mask hoses:
- Standard / Performance Hose: A long hose or tube is included with each CPAP / BiLevel machine purchase. The 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.
- Heated Hose: A heated CPAP hose contains copper coils embedded in or wrapped around the length of the hose. These coils conduct a constant temperature through the hose. The majority of heated hoses are specific to the machine.
- Hose with Sensor Line: A few auto-titrating CPAPs and Bilevels require a pressure line sensor fitted into the hose to detect breathing patterns and pressure needs but the majority of those machines are no longer in production. (Machines which use the tubing pictured below have been discontinued by the manufacturer.)
Humidifier Hose. Humidifier hoses connect a CPAP or BiLevel machine to a stand alone humidifier. Humidifier hoses are shorter than standard hoses. They come in either 18 or 24 inch lengths.
Historically, a standard CPAP hose is six feet long, has an internal diameter of 19mm and a connector cuff with an internal diameter of 22mm. Today some hoses are 6 feet long, others are 4 foot long, 8 foot long and 10 foot long. Some hoses have an internal diameter of 19mm (standard) and others have an internal diameter of 15mm (thin or slim style). To use a slim 15mm hose, the machine must have a menu option setting to accept the narrower diameter of a 15mm hose and still deliver the prescribed pressure to the mask to ensure effective therapy.
All hoses have a 22mm connection cuff and fit on all CPAP masks. The connection ports on all CPAP, APAP and BiLevel machines, humidifiers, and masks are a standard size, so a standard CPAP hose will fit on all. Some of the very small machines use a hose adapter between the machine and the 22mm cuff of the hose.
Some manufacturers offer a heated hose option designed to work only with their machines. To read more about heated hoses see the "What is a heated CPAP hose?" article included in this FAQ section.
A few auto-titrating CPAPs and BiLevels require a pressure line sensor to detect breathing patterns and pressure needs. The sensor may be in the form of an adapter with narrow tubing attached or the narrow tubing is 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.
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.
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.
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 is helping me not to have to keep adjusting the headgear to correct pillow leaks! Not exactly what more...
Got it fast and it works great my wife likes hers too.
This does the trick to manage the mess usually associated with the hose.
All I can say is I tried it and was not all that empressed.
Works well like described