Tubing & Adapters
Effective sleep therapy requires good quality accessories like CPAP Tubing and Adaptors. CPAP tubing is also often referred to as a CPAP hose. Quality tubing is important to connect the mask interface with the CPAP or BiPAP machine. Heated tubing is available if you are experiencing problems with condensation and rain out. Tubing adaptors can help improve the comfort of your sleep therapy by giving you more freedom of movement or allow you to include oxygen therapy with your CPAP treatment.
Standard CPAP tubing is 22mm in diameter and will connect most BiPAP or CPAP machines with any mask interface. The length of CPAP tubing is most commonly 6 feet in length but is available in longer lengths. CPAP tubing should be regularly cleaned to prevent build-up of dirt and bacteria.
It is recommended to replace your CPAP tubing every three months so that you will have clean tubing and reduce the risk of getting infections from bacteria that may accumulate in the tubing.
If you use a humidifier with your CPAP machine to warm and moisten the pressurized air, you will most likely encounter condensation inside the tube. Condensation forms when the warm moist air starts to cool in the tube as it travels to the mask. Heated tubing is available to prevent or minimize condensation.
Various adaptors are available to improve your sleep therapy experience. Swivel adaptors will allow more freedom of movement for your CPAP hose and help prevent torsion creases from forming in the hose.
For patients that require supplemental oxygen along with their sleep therapy, oxygen adaptors allow these patients to also receive oxygen therapy through the CPAP mask interface.
PatientSleepSupplies.com carries a large selection of quality CPAP tubing and adaptors for you to get the most benefit from your sleep therapy.