Respironics 6ft CPAP Tubing is more flexible than standard tubing and 20% lighter, making this ideal for CPAP machine-to-mask connections. The 22mm standard hose connectors fit most CPAP, APAP, and BiPAP sleep therapy units for every manufacturer and are preferred by CPAP users. Respironics CPAP tubing has a smoothbore design, which means there are no ridges on the inside of the hose to resist air pressure. An ergonomically designed cuff is easier to grasp and remove from the mask or machine and the lightweight hose design makes a great choice for lighter masks with seals that disrupt easily. Customers love the lightweight, flexibility, and hose length which allows turning from side to side without pulling the machine or dragging the mask -- a quality product at a great value.
Key Benefits & Features
- 19mm diameter tubing with standard size 22mm cuffs, works well with most CPAP, APAP, and BiPAP machines.
- More flexible and 20% lighter than standard tubing, making it easier to roll side to side while sleeping without disturbing mask connection and disrupting the seal
- Smoothbore design means no interior ridges to resist air pressure.
- Wire frame supports the inside of the hose allowing for a quieter, smooth airflow delivery
Who Should Be Using This Product?
Ideal for those looking to replace old or worn-out CPAP hoses and ensure essential sleep performance. Respironics durable CPAP 6 ft Tubing with universal 22mm standard cuff is compatible with most CPAP, APAP, and BiPAP sleep therapy machines that use a 22mm hose. This tubing is not compatible with machines requiring only a heated hose or 15mm hose.
How Do You Use or Apply This Product?
This CPAP tubing connects sleep masks to CPAP, APAP, and BiPAP machines to help with sleep performance. With universal fitting connectors on both ends, connect one end to the CPAP mask and the other end to the CPAP machine. The 6 ft, lightweight and flexible tubing allows for turning from side to side while sleeping, without pulling on the mask and therefore disturbing the seal. Clean weekly and check tubing for cracks or holes which might let the air escape and lower the air pressure.
What do I do with my CPAP hose while I sleep?
One way to place the tube while sleeping is to run the tube underneath the covers down along the body (CPAP unit on the floor). If the tubing is on top of the covers, it may slide off when turning from side to side and therefore pull on the mask, which can cause mask irritation. Another way is to run the tube upwards (over) the head and secure tubing with a pillow or mattress (CPAP unit on the floor). By placing CPAP units on the floor, if moisture begins to form in the tubing, it will then flow back towards the humidifier.
What is the best way to clean CPAP hoses?
If cleaning by hand:
- Disconnect from mask and sleep therapy unit.
- Use dilute mild detergent or soap into warm water
- Submerge tubing and soak for a few minutes
- Rinse hose with plain water thoroughly
- Pat with a towel and place on flat surface to air dry
If using an automated unit such as the SoClean2, no disconnection is required. Follow steps on SoClean instructions. Having a machine like SoClean 2 makes cleaning and sanitizing easier on you by automatically cleaning and drying parts of your sleep apnea equipment. Customers enjoy the use of a SoClean 2 machine with its no mess or chemicals for cleaning along with the ease of use, making this a time-saving, efficient way to keep compliant with caring for their CPAP machine. If using a hose for the first time with a SoClean, use SoClean Neutralizing Prewash (which can be purchased here).
Are all CPAP hoses the same?
Not all CPAP hoses are the same. They vary in compatibility and function. However, standard CPAP hoses have 22mm connection cuffs to fit most CPAP machines and masks. This means you can check out various mask options for the best fit.
Does hose size matter?
Standard CPAP hose length is 6ft long from machine to mask. Some manufacturers have 4 ft, 8 ft, or even 10ft tubing. However, the longer the hose, the longer air has to travel. This could mean temperature drops, loss of moisture, and potential rainout. Most individuals find the standard 6 ft tubing length to be ideal.
How often should I replace my CPAP hose?
Replace your CPAP hose every 3 months or if the hose is worn out, develops leaks, or is damaged. To make sure your hose is functioning properly, try this test:
- Turn on the machine and block the end of the tube that connects to the mask.
- Feel for any air leaks by running your hands down the length of the tube.
- If you feel any air, simply replace the hose.
The use of an automated CPAP cleaner such as the SoClean2 cleaning and sanitizing unit can assist with a thorough cleaning of harmful bacteria, mold, or viruses that potentially build up within the hose. If automatic cleaning sounds like a time-saver and an avenue for peace of mind for a good night’s rest, review our SoClean 2 here.