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Suggestion to keep hose above head
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Suggestion to keep hose above head
Just a little contribution from me, hope that it helps someone: 

I tend to shift from side-to-side when I sleep. Keeping the hose above my head is not absolutely essential, but it does make things a bit easier (especially with a P10, which tends to play games with the seal and my nose when the hose is pulled to one side or the other). 

I've seen several products used to help with this, usually some sort of cradle or stand that fits in or beside the bed. 

For those of use who have headboards with slots or openings in them near the top (e.g. old fashioned brass, mission-style), what's worked for me is to buy one of those big, reusable, rubber-coated "twist ties" - Nite Ize calls them "Gear Ties", available on-line or in the big box DIY stores. They come in multiple lengths from tiny to several feet long. I wrap mine through one of the holes near the top railing of the headboard, criss-crossing over one end of the hose and holding it in place over the railing, and then running the hose behind the headboard to the machine. 

Wrapping it tightly-enough to keep it there, while loosely-enough to allow for some slight positioning changes (especially easy with one of the fleece hose covers), has worked out pretty well to keep the hose managed and "central" to where I sleep when turning over. As a bonus, the rubber coating won't mar or mark the headboard.
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RE: Suggestion to keep hose above head
Thanks Bassline,

My version is very simple:

I have a cup-hook screwed into the ceiling above my bed, plus a length of elastic to support the hose.

(It really needs a simple cloth sling to prevent to hose bending to too sharply and getting damaged).

Anyway, it works perfectly.

.....Zim
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RE: Suggestion to keep hose above head
It is much better having the hose elevated and auto moveable. I have a headboard with bed possts at each side and just fix it with a rubberband. 
In the picture the bed post gets smaller and is topped with a round end. At the narrow part I just put the rubber band and snake the hose through it.
I also obtained a longer hose.
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RE: Suggestion to keep hose above head
Good hack! I just use a lanyard attached at the headboard, and loop the hose through it. Same idea.
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RE: Suggestion to keep hose above head
My old cheapie holder broke and I came across this one in my search.  The main support is made of flexible conduit which allows it to shaped into any configuration.  Here are 2 stock images of this little puppy.
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RE: Suggestion to keep hose above head
Really big side benefit of using amounted hose is when you toss and turn, you won't pull the machine off the table and onto the floor. I use a hose buddy (can't remember which supplier I got it from) and have one of the big twist-ties to keep it in place. I also use a hose cover so my cats don't punch holes in the hose.
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RE: Suggestion to keep hose above head
I fabricated a hose holder and it attaches to the top of our bed's headboard. I used a door stop, the kind that screws into a wall behind a door. I screwed it into the top of the headboard and used a heavy-duty rubber band to secure the hose to it. That prevents the hose from being pulled, and insures my CPAP machine isn't going anywhere. 

I also use a hose cover, and it insures the hose is quiet if it should shift around any on top of the headboard.

Having a hose holder was the best thing to date, in regards to making my CPAP experience all that more comfortable.
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RE: Suggestion to keep hose above head
I like to hang my feet from the bar in my closet and sleep in there from time to time. Machine sits on the floor and the hose is always over my head. Sometimes I draw in a widows peak, but I quit that since my wife started making fun of me, being bald and all.
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I use the cheap blue hanger. It's been great. Used to use command hooks but had some issues keeping everything tethered so the command hooks now hold my mask when I'm up and down at night. I think that all the ideas mentioned are great! Whatever gets you comfortable is what you ought to do. The gear ties are an excellent example of utilising and applying readily available resources to gain good results.
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RE: Suggestion to keep hose above head
I attach a tiny strip of velcro to my headboard, with a screw or nail. After a while I found I didn't need it anymore and now use it to attach the hose during the day!
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RE: Suggestion to keep hose above head
Still using this. Still working well.

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