Search for "Cpap Hose Holder" and you will find the gadget I'm using. The hose simply passes through a loop above your head and is prevented from trying to strangle you in your sleep. It's easy...
My hose was variously been run over my neck or tucked under a corner of a pillow -- just enough to keep the weight hanging off the bed from pulling on my mask.
One thing that helps a LOT is the little pigtail hose on the Airfit P10. It is very light and very flexible.
What I have settled on for the last weeks and months is quite simple:
Hose straight down my body to about my stomach. If facing away, it goes over my side below my ribs and under my arm. If facing the machine, it goes over my body pillow at about the same level (my stomach). The covers trapping it between the pillow keep the weight and tension off of it.
This "turn" in direction starts about where the little mask hose joins the larger, stiffer, heavier ClimateLine heated hose. Note: The ClimateLine hose is NOT bad, but compared to the Airfit P10 pigtail hose it is quite a bit heavier.
That's it. No issue.
It's simple, it's free, and it works.
Sleep study AHI: 49 RDI: 60 -- APAP 10-11 w/AHI: 1.5 avg for 7-days (up due likely to hip replacement recovery)
"We can all breathe together or we will all suffocate alone."
I have a curtain pull-back right over my side of the bed so I just put a loop of velcro over it (I think it was part of an old piece of headgear) and ran my hose through it. It's like one of those fancy hose lift thingys without the expense! Of course it makes pulling the curtain back interesting! LOL! Seriously though raising the hose also can help with rain out if you find that to be a problem.
As always, YMMV! You do not have to agree or disagree, I am not a professional so my mental meanderings are simply recollections of things from my own life.
PRS1 - Auto - A-Flex x2 - 12.50 - 20 - Humid x2 - Swift FX
04-03-2014, 11:24 AM
(This post was last modified: 04-03-2014, 11:25 AM by PaytonA.)
Here I thought that I was the only one that curled my hose up with me under the covers. It accomplishes several things in my case. No climateline so this keeps the hose warmer even though I use a hose cover. It also allows me to leave no hanging loop in the hose, so if my humidifier belches (like it does sometimes when I overfill it a little) the water does not get trapped in the loop and gurgle at me for the rest of the night. I also keep my CPAP about 1.5 feet below my bed height.
I use a hose lift and it works quite well. Run the hose across the top of the headboard and to the hose lift. BTW, I have a 10 foot hose.