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Travel HoseBuddy Tangle Free CPAP Hose Suspension System

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Travel HoseBuddy Suspension System

The Travel HoseBuddy Tangle Free CPAP Hose Suspension System helps you sleep tangle-free even when you’re sleeping away from home. Based on the original HoseBuddy design, the travel version is lightweight at 1.6 lbs and comes with its own travel case. Unpack the three-piece kit and assemble in seconds.

Learn More About the Travel HoseBuddy Tangle Free CPAP Hose Suspension System:

  • System Increases Your Mobility and Reduces Water Condensation in Your Hose
  • Works on Most Mattresses—Including Hotel Room Beds
  • Includes Foam Headboard Protector to Prevent Furniture Damage

Travel HoseBuddy Suspension System

The Travel HoseBuddy Tangle Free CPAP Hose Suspension System helps you sleep tangle-free even when you’re sleeping away from home. Based on the original HoseBuddy design, the travel version is lightweight at 1.6 lbs and comes with its own travel case. Unpack the three-piece kit and assemble in seconds.

Learn More About the Travel HoseBuddy Tangle Free CPAP Hose Suspension System:

  • System Increases Your Mobility and Reduces Water Condensation in Your Hose
  • Works on Most Mattresses—Including Hotel Room Beds
  • Includes Foam Headboard Protector to Prevent Furniture Damage

The Travel HoseBuddy Suspension System is Right for You!

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What's included*

  • HoseBuddy Unassembled (3 Parts)
  • Petroleum Jelly Packet (.5gm)
  • Nylon Washer & Rubber Grommet
  • Velcro Straps Attached to Poles (3)
  • Foam Headboard Protection (1)
  • Instruction Sheet

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* Does not include select added accessories

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System Increases Your Mobility and Reduces Water Condensation in Your Hose

The system fits between the mattress and box spring to lift your CPAP hose over you as you sleep, increasing your mobility as you rest and helping reduce water condensation in your hose. To prevent hose interference and allow for optimum movement throughout the night, the system features a steel arm that swivels in a 360-degree motion. 

Works on Most Mattresses—Including Hotel Room Beds

The travel version of this system is lightweight at 1.6lbs and includes a travel case. The system is easy to use and fits between the mattress and the box spring. Once assembled, it can reach a height up to 30 inches, which fits most mattresses (including those in hotel rooms).

What’s included:

  • HoseBuddy Unassembled (3 Parts)
  • Petroleum Jelly Packet (.5gm)
  • Nylon Washer & Rubber Grommet
  • Velcro Straps Attached to Poles (3)
  • Foam Headboard Protection (1)
  • Instruction Sheet

Utility Tips

Once the HoseBuddy pieces are installed, place the device between the mattress and the box spring. The HoseBuddy system will require the support of the mattress and box spring to keep the unit firmly fastened and functional.

Use with Adjustable Beds

Because this product is used by being secured between a mattress and box spring, extreme care should be taken when using with an adjustable bed. If the mattress is adjusted, it could result in damage to CPAP equipment if it falls. CPAP.com is not responsible for any damage to CPAP equipment in this situation.

30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee

If not completely satisfied with the product, the manufacturer offers a 30 day money back guarantee. Simply contact CPAP.com for Return Authorization and instructions within the first 30 days of purchase.

Lifetime Warranty

The parts and materials are protected against failure. The manufacturer will repair or replace any defects due to quality of materials or workmanship.

What is the difference between the original HoseBuddy and the new Travel HoseBuddy?

The Travel HoseBuddy is constructed from thinner metal, adjusts to 30 inches, weighs 1.6lbs, and comes with Travel Case. The Original HoseBuddy weighs 4.5lbs, raises to 37 inches and does not come with a Travel Case. The Original HoseBuddy also has a hook to hang your mask and the Travel HoseBuddy does not.

This device works best fitted directly above your head, but may also be used at the very top side of the bed to avoid contact with a headboard.

The Travel HoseBuddy CPAP Hose Holder can also be used with oxygen units.

Are all CPAP hoses the same?
In years gone by, the answer to this question would have been "yes", but today not all hoses are the same and some machines use different hose types. All CPAP hoses / tubings serve the same function: directing the air stream from the machine to the mask.

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.
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 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.

Hybernite Rainout Control System


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.

AirSense Tubing


Here are some heated hoses we carry:


ComfortLine Heated Tubing Kit

ClimateLine™ Tubing for S9™ and H5i™ Climate Control System

PR System One Heated Tube for 60 Series Machines

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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

Here are some hose covers we carry:

Tubing Wrap for AirSense™ 10, AirCurve™ 10, and S9 Series SlimLine™ Tubing
Respironics Insulated Hose Cover
ResMed Zippered Tubing Wrap
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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:

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. 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:

HoseBuddy



Here are some items we recommend that may help with hose comfort:

CPAP Hose Lift
HoseBuddy
Tube Management Clip
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Will my CPAP operate on DC / battery power?

All CPAPs will operate on DC power with the use of an Inverter to change the current from DC to AC before it reaches the machine. However, many will operate on DC power without the need for an inverter, just a power cord that plugs into the CPAP and ends in a cigarette lighter plug.

Inverters do require a lot of power. If you need to use an inverter to run your machine on battery power, the inverter will probably take about half the life off the battery.

To determine if your CPAP will operate without an inverter, look for a DC outlet on the machine, either at the back or on the side, with a single opening directly in the center. It should be labeled "DC POWER" or similar term. You can also review our Compare Charts to see if your machine has a optional DC cable option.

Here is a video describing different DC cable and battery options for various machines:

 
Will my CPAP operate overseas?
An adapter may be required to plug a US power cord into a wall outlet in a foreign country. CPAP.com sells an assortment pack of World Traveler Power Adapter Plugs, which allow CPAP machines to plug into different types of wall sockets found in different countries.
All the models CPAP.com sell contain power converters that enable the machine to operate on any AC current from 100 to 240 volts without any adjustment.

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Not at all what I expected

Verified purchase | Aug. 01, 2020 | Verified CPAP.com Customer
From the picture, I expected this to stand next to the bed. On the contrary. Unless there was some type of user error involved (which I doubt because the pole simply isn't that long), this fits between the mattresses, which is weird, at best. So instead of a "stand" that stands on its own NEXT to the bed, you have to maneuver it to be stationary between the mattress and box spring. I finally just tossed it aside. Another waste of money for me.
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I loved it

Verified purchase | Jun. 06, 2018 | Verified CPAP.com Customer
Be careful, though. There's not a lot of height to accommodate a deep mattress. But it's still way better than the entangled hose I have otherwise. It fits in my carryon.
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missed it by that much!

Verified purchase | Feb. 27, 2018 | Verified CPAP.com Customer
The arm has plenty of velcro loops to secure your supply hose, but the base will not support the pole and stay up all night long. They might try a triangular base instead of their present design?
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Excellent products

Verified purchase | Jan. 24, 2018 | Verified CPAP.com Customer
The HoseBuddy is very well made and works fine with a king size mattress. It is a little bit bigger than I thought when dismantled for travel, will fit in the suitcase with travel case provided.
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Your Perfect Travel Companion

Verified purchase | Sep. 14, 2017 | Verified CPAP.com Customer
As a 10 year CPAP user, nothing is more irritating to me than dealing with the hose while trying to sleep. That statement is wrong. I did find something more irritating. Not having my regular HoseBuddy to manage my hose when traveling is much worse. Thankfully, this solves that problem. Yes it adds a little weight but the better sleep is worth it. The clear flexible packaging organizes the pieces and make it easy to pack in luggage as well. You need this.
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Perfect!

Verified purchase | Jun. 13, 2017 | Verified CPAP.com Customer
Travel HoseBuddy was just what I needed! Keeps the hose out of my face and not binding on bed parts; easy to use and should travel with ease.
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