SnuggleHose Cover (For 6 Foot Hose)
SnuggleHose Cover for 6 ft Hose Overview
The SnuggleHose Cover (For 6 Foot Hose) is a tube of very soft polyester fleece material which slides over a CPAP hose and fastens with hook and loop closures. There are three benefits to the use of a SnuggleHose:
- For anyone using a heated humidifier, the SnuggleHose insulates the hose from the cooler ambient room air, reducing condensation within the hose.
- The SnuggleHose keeps the CPAP hose from disrupting sleep when it contacts skin.
- The SnuggleHose reduces the "medical" look of your CPAP hose.
The shade of the color of the SnuggleHose may vary. This does not affect the performance of the product.
This Product Includes...
Materials - Tubing Wrap: Polyester Fleece
Materials - Closure: Hook & Loop Fastener
Dimensions - Wrap Extended: 6 ft 8 in L x 2.5 in W
Weight: 2.6 oz
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This product does not include the hose. It is the hose cover only.
The SnuggleHose Cover (For 6 Foot Hose) can be machine washed in cold water on a gentle cycle and machine dried on low heat. To prevent attaching or wrapping around other clothes, it is recommended to fasten all velcro fasteners or place in a delicates bag.Alternatively the SnuggleHose Cover (For 6 Foot Hose) can be hand washed in cool water and laid flat to dry.
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:
I ordered the SnuggleHose Cover "sleeve" for the tubing with my new travel CPAP device. It has prevented the "waterboarding" issue I had with my old CPAP device. This allows me to sleep with the window open at night without condensation building up in the hose and spewing into my face at night. I highly recommend buying this product. more...
I have lost hoses due to cat attack. My cat does not mind this at all and views it more like a pillow than a snake. more...
This is a great product. Because I don't need 6 feet of cover I cut the cover in half and then cut the half in half which leaves me two 18 inch covers for the strap that holds the pillows on my face. more...
I am very happy with the fit and look of this cover. My hose is near a window and as temp cooled I felt the air was too chilly. The cover not only lessens the noise of the machine feedback but it insulated the hose. Goes on and off for cleaning so easily. more...