Consider this low cost alternative: White 6 Foot Performance 19mm Tubing with 22mm Easy Grip Cuffs.
The original or 'standard' diameter for a hose used with CPAP therapy is 22mm and can be used with the majority of CPAP, Auto Adjusting and BiLevel or BiPAP machines. Some machines require a 15mm tubing referenced as "Thin" or "SlimLine™" and are designed to work ONLY with a 15mm hose. Other machines allow for the selection of either a 22mm or a 15mm hose. Still other machines use ONLY a heated hose specific to that line of devices and cannot use a non-heated hose of any diameter.
This hose, the Respironics Pure White 6 Foot Performance CPAP/BiPAP 19mm Diameter Tubing with 22mm Ends, is a standard diameter size, non-heated hose. It is compatible with machines that can use a 22mm hose. It is not compatible with a machine that can use only a 15mm hose or only a heated hose.
All Respironics hoses are smooth bore designed. Smooth bores have no ridges inside the hose for air pressure to resist against. The supportive wire frame is located on the outside of the hose. This design provides consistent pressure delivery and ensures a quieter performing hose.
The Respironics Performance 19mm Diameter Hose with 22mm Ends does not have a pressure sensor line, which allows you to connect certain CPAP/BiPAP machines that measures pressure in the mask. Please select the 6 Foot CPAP Hose for Puritan Bennett 420E, 420S, 425 and Knightstar 330 if you need a universal 6 foot hose with a pressure line.
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:
Lightweight and durable
What more can be said? It’s a hose, for heaven’s sake. I always order the same one, it... arrives quickly and without damage, and it does its job. ‘Nough said. more...
This hose replaces my old one. It is much softer and pliable than most. I am going to order... another one to have on hand for emergencies. more...
I've come to expect excellence from Respironics. It is my preferred brand. This tubing is no exception and the price... is competitive. I'm very pleased. more...
Durable tubing. Arrived timely. Will order again.
Great price , quality product and fast delivery
Light weight, it has an inner sleeve, surrounded by a spring. The problem is that the inner tube is... very light and collapses very easy, making breathing difficult. more...
Great product, just what I wanted
Easy to install.