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Hose hanger?

Postby Corkster52 on Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:34 am

I know there are a number of older threads on this issue, but was wondering if there had been any newfound info, or simply months/years of success to share? I have only been on CPAP for a couple of weeks, but I am a stomach sleeper that turns from one side of my face to the other ( an probably roll over too) a number of times per night. My AHI runs less than 1, and event are low (even though snoring it still up there). I have woken up a number of times and found the hose wrapped completely around my neck. Is there a preferred hose support system that either attaches to the wall or goes between the box spring and mattress. I have looked at the cozyhose and hosebuddy online, but not really sure what to believe that has really worked for people for a extended period. Thanks! :?

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Re: Hose hanger?

Postby nanwilson on Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:00 am

I've been using a plant hanger as a hose hanger for 2 years with no problems. I bought a wall mount plant hanger at the dollar store for a buck, took it home and screwed it to the top of my headboard. I run my hose up over the headboard to the plant hanger, along the plant hanger then secured the hose with piece of elastic and let it dangle down to my mask. I am kinda a face in the pillow sleeper too and this works great.

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Re: Hose hanger?

Postby ChrisD on Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:27 am

I use the HoseBuddy Tangle Free CPAP Hose Suspension System as my permanent home hanger. It is a heavy duty hanger that is built to last. I think your house would fall down before this hanger broke or flexed.
http://www.cpap.com/productpage/HoseBud ... ystem.html

For a packable travel system I use the CPAP Hose Lift System. This is a lighter duty collapseable system. Small sections with an elastic cord running through them. Think tent poles.
http://www.cpap.com/productpage/flexibl ... -lift.html

I've had no problems with either hanger. I do have a small sheet of plywood at the head of my boxspring to minimize the swaying and drooping of the hangers. The plywood gives the hanger's foot something solid to support it so it doesn't sink into the mattress.

One thing to watch out for is your headboard, I have a tall headboard and the CPAP Hose Lift System just isn't tall enought to reach over the top. I can't sleep with it on the inside of the headpard (personal quirk). The HoseBuddy goes straight up and does a 90 degree bend at the top whereas the CPAP Hose Lift System goes up then angles outward. See the pictures.

Either will work, just depends on what you want/like.

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Re: Hose hanger?

Postby LinkC on Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:34 am

If you are rolling completely over, I doubt there's any hanger that will help. But you can train yourself to be less active.

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Re: Hose hanger?

Postby Sheriff Buford on Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:47 am

I have always said the Hosebuddy was the best cpap investment I have made (minus finding a mask thats is comfortable and doesn't leak). Prior to me buying the Hosebuddy, I was like you, I got tangled up in the hose. As I started to sleep "deeper", I would roll on top of the hose. When I shifted my head (and mask), the hose would rip.... thus leak. I also found that while sleeping, hose management was totally unnecessary. When I would flip, I'd would make sure the hose would lay in the right spot. I found that I had to be semi-conscious to manage my hose placement. To me it was ridiculous. The Hosebuddy keeps the hose off my body, but allows me to flip on any side I want. It's great... you won't be disappointed.

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Re: Hose hanger?

Postby Corkster52 on Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:31 am

Was kind of hoping that the fanfare wouldn't be for a $50 device, but I guess I get what I pay for. LinkC, how can I train myself not to be so active?

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Re: Hose hanger?

Postby icemanbryan on Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:43 am

I thought a hose hanger was a waste.
A couple weeks ago, I purchased a new mask and on a whimm a Hose Hanger

I have to say I am very happy with both items and I really dont know
how I got by not using the Hanger.
I sleep on my back and side and, it does seem to help hold the hose out of the way.
I am happy I bought it

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Re: Hose hanger?

Postby Pugsy on Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:52 am

Why not try a DIY project with minimal expense to give you an idea if hose management will even help?
Lots of threads on various DIY projects and ideas. I personally don't care of having the hose upward and I toss and turn a lot and only got "strangled" once with the hose. I toss and turn a lot. I guess I move the hose with me when I sleep and don't know it.
But a lot of people do use some sort of hose management system...either DIY or paid for product.

http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=10640

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Re: Hose hanger?

Postby jenn1270 on Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:19 pm

You can get the hose holder cheaper on amazon

http://www.amazon.com/North-American-He ... 806&sr=8-1

I liked mine so much, I got one for my husband too. I attached the hose to the pole with some velcro ties to keep it where I need it. If you are turning your head with your face toward your pillow when you roll over, you might try attaching the hose to the top of the headgear somehow so it goes over your head.

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Re: Hose hanger?

Postby OCNorsk on Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:31 pm

Here's my no tech, no expense solution. I have a piece of string with one of those elastic scrunchies looped through it. I hang the string from the window lock above my bed and put the hose through it. Keeps it up and I never get tangled or pulled anymore. I'm not sure, but I think another part of hose control is when I was using the nasal pillow there was this little auxiliary hose that gave me an extra foot or so. When I got my new mask, I took that little hose (which is much lighter close to my face), and used electrician's tape to attach it. I'm sure that's a big no, no but it has been great for me. Also, my DME switched the type of hose it sent me and the heavier hose was very uncomfortable. They now make sure that they send me the lighter one. It's 5 oz. lighter and when that's hanging on your head all night, it makes a difference.

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Re: Hose hanger?

Postby chunkyfrog on Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:37 pm

Hubby did something really cool on vacation:
My brother's guest bedroom has the bed right under a window, and my sweetie used clothes pins to hang stretchy headbands
from the curtains. we then threaded our hoses through the headbands.

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Re: Hose hanger?

Postby nanwilson on Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:54 pm

Corkster52 wrote:Was kind of hoping that the fanfare wouldn't be for a $50 device, but I guess I get what I pay for. LinkC, how can I train myself not to be so active?

Corky
I can roll over with my plant hanger system whenever I want without having to tough the hose or my mask. The plant hanger sits about 7 0r 8 inches out from the bed and the hose just hangs from that right down to my mask.

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Re: Hose hanger?

Postby bwexler on Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:54 pm

I built a very hi tech hose hanger when I first got my CPAP.
I took a wire coat hanger, straightened it out, bent it into a hanger system which I hang from a cabinet door above my bed.
I have used it since Nov 2010.
It seems to work as well as the store bought units with zero cost.

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Re: Hose hanger?

Postby Corkster52 on Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:00 pm

Part of my problem is that my bed does not have a headboard and there is nothing above my bed but wall. Funny how, even though I am a maintenance guy at work, and have to come up with all kinds of ways to do things, once I get home all I want do is buy something and plug it in/put it on. Thank you all for your responses. I now have more ideas before I pull out the wallet. :)

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Re: Hose hanger?

Postby Linus on Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:09 pm

I used some copper tubing and rigged up something I posted a photo years ago but my link is dead. Basically I have the same situation. I do not have a headboard. The base of the copper tubing extends under the mattress. A longer stem (connected to the base) is set up to hang over my head. I have a copper hook made of the same pipe material that holds the hose. I did not sweat the copper hook so that it can be adjusted.

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