I had the same problem. I've trained myself to tuck the slack under my arm.
Being exceedingly wealthy, I have the butler hold my hose.
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06-17-2015, 10:06 AM
(This post was last modified: 06-17-2015, 03:39 PM by Mosquitobait.)
I noted on the internet that some people buy the 3m Command hooks (pictures hanger section of hardware store) and attach that to either headboard or wall. Then they add a snuggle or fabric cosy to the hose. Then use a length of Velcro to attach two parts of the cozy and hook the Velcro into the hook. Now, this looks like it works great, but I don't think you can put a cozy on a heated tube without creating a fire hazard.
In my case, I just pull the hose under the blanket and use something like the hose clip to prevent the hose from kinking a few inches from the opening. Now this was with my now dead, used Resmed S9 machine using the thin hose. I have kitties and while my usual bed kitty doesn't bother the hose, one of the occasionally night visiting kitties will bite it. So keeping it under covers works better. Otherwise, I would use the 3m Command idea. Please note that they may not remove from wallpaper. I will have to revisit the hose issue next week when I get the Airsense 10 for her.
If your bed has a headboard that can support a clamp, you can use a combo of a plastic clamp with a cable tie. This configuration costs ~$1.5 at Home Depot or other such hardware stores. You can loop the hose thru the cable tie. I use this config with P10. I have also used this successfully with an F10.
If your bed doesn't have a headboard which can support a clamp, use 3M Command cord bundler to loop the hose thru.
In either case the position of the loop should be above your head when you lie down in supine position. The hose will move around with you when you turn. It may be tricky if you turn 360 degrees though.
Started APAP 4-20, Closed range to 7.5-14, then straight 8.0 w/ Aflex 3
RDI always below 1. But sleep much much better at straight pressure.
Started on F10, Tried Quattro Air successfully. Finally settled on P10.